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Old February 6th, 2008, 07:38 PM   #1
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I have to re-plumb our new house, and I have been looking at CPVC. Anyone have a house done in it? Pros/Cons? Thanks.
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Old February 6th, 2008, 07:42 PM   #2
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That's what my dad redid our cabin in, it's easy to work with and easy if you have a pipe break to repair. Plus you don't have to mess around with solder and a torch.
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Old February 6th, 2008, 07:49 PM   #3
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Easiest way to do it. I completely redid my drain and fresh water lines in my house in 2 days. There are many adapters to go from cast iron / copper / ABS / etc to CPVC and PVC and back. The fittings get a little expensive though.
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Works awesome. Don't have to be an expert to make things work.
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Depends, if you want fast and easy go for it, if you want to make your house worth more and not have to mes with it again use copper. I have pvc, cpvc, and copper lines in my house...................the copper is the only ones I have not had to fix.
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Gets real brittle with age. I wouldn't use it if you plan on staying longer than 10 years or so. Look into useing Pex tubing its real cheap but the crimpers will cost you. I hate CPVC....
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if you want to make your house worth more and not have to mes with it again use copper.

X2....I know some people who just built a house, appraiser(s) mentioned it woulda been worth more with copper.....


Why??? Dunno, seems stupid to me
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Old February 6th, 2008, 08:23 PM   #8
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tie, look into pex
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x a gabillion on the Pex,

added a bathroom in my parents house and did it all with pex, kicked ass.

although, we bought a manual crimper, and i definitely built up some muscles, if doing a whole house i'd look into either buying or renting an electric/pneumatic one
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also, seems like copper tubing would be $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
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I agree look at pex I just redid my house when we moved in. I used copper on all but upstairs bathroom and used pex on that since I had to fish it through finished walls. Cvc can brake easy and cause major damage pex is a much better alternative
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it's funny everybody says cpvc don't last long but my dad redid the cabin over 20 years ago and other then not getting all the water out of the lines one winter and it freezing and breaking there have been no problems! Mom and dad have lived there the last 12 years without any issues!
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pex!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and myself and xj michigan will help....maybe if needed. and he just doesnt know it yet lol
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i've remodeled 3-4 bathrooms and have done both pvc and copper. Copper has a little bit of a learning curve, but once you get the hang of it, it's as fast and easy as pvc. Overall, I dont think it's too much more than pvc either.

That said, I'm curious about pex and if I were redoing an entire house, I think I would use that, along w/ copper at the walls, etc.
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Gets real brittle with age. I wouldn't use it if you plan on staying longer than 10 years or so. Look into useing Pex tubing its real cheap but the crimpers will cost you. I hate CPVC....
Agreed. It is the new trailer pipe.

It is easy, and it does satisfy code requirements. I would only use it if I were forced to though. :)

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Copper is really easy as long as your working with new dry lines. If there is any water at all anywhere in the house it will find a way into your your joint and make you want to burn the house down *lol*
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Depends, if you want fast and easy go for it, if you want to make your house worth more and not have to mes with it again use copper. I have pvc, cpvc, and copper lines in my house...................the copper is the only ones I have not had to fix.
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X2....I know some people who just built a house, appraiser(s) mentioned it woulda been worth more with copper.....


Why??? Dunno, seems stupid to me
I have been told by numerous Real Estate agents, and home builders that using copper to "increase the value of your home" is a myth. That the banks dont care what you use for plumbing


I too have heard the great things of pex....(if it is the flexible tubing that my contractor buddy was talking about) way fewer joints because of the ability to bend the tubing.
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I'm remodeling a bathroom and laundry room. Any of you plumbers want to come out and "demo" how good the pex works?
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If there is any water at all anywhere in the house it will find a way into your your joint and make you want to burn the house down *lol*
Jamb a piece of bread up the copper pipe so the water won't make its way to your joint while you're soldering.....after you're done the bread will dissolve and you'll be good to go
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its sweet. The Guy that did the pluming at my Rents Place up north got a 2 story building dont in 2 days. It cost less than all copper pipe in that place.
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