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Response to SummerSnow (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 04:14 PM

5. Copper pipe is the devil, especially in places with aggressive water.

And copper frequently becomes the devil under a slab. (My parents once owned a house where the copper pipe under the slab went bad.)

I live in one of the few places in California where CPVC was accepted.

Nevertheless, both copper and CPVC are obsolete. PEX tubing with proper connectors is superior to both.

PEX is also the easiest to install replacement for copper or galvanized pipe that's gone bad.

I also believe copper pipe is an irresponsible use of natural resources. All the world's people deserve indoor plumbing, but we can't all have copper pipe. The environmental and human costs of copper mining are high, especially in places with inadequate environmental and labor regulations.



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