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Old February 7th, 2008, 08:33 AM   #21
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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. :)
Did you just say Pex is Trailer Trash.
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Old February 7th, 2008, 09:11 AM   #22
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x2 on the bread trick. copper is pretty easy nowadays with the presoldered connectors. flux, heat until it squirts out. however it can be a pain in the arse if it's like my house and the pipes are tight to the floor joists. I really need new shut offs in my lines so I just keep repairing them
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Old February 7th, 2008, 10:24 AM   #23
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A friend of mine just bought a new house here in Ypsi Twsp. He said the builder told him that CPVC is a requirement by the township now. It's pretty cool, looks like a gigantic spider in his basement... Loks similar to this-->

I had the hard PVC in my old house, only problem I had was at the hot water heater, where the PVC met the copper. It leaked (dripping) 2-3 times, the builder finally replaced the joint.

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Old February 7th, 2008, 12:42 PM   #24
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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
I'll smash my hand with a claw hammer if one more homeowner tells me about this neat trick.
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Old February 7th, 2008, 12:44 PM   #25
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A friend of mine just bought a new house here in Ypsi Twsp. He said the builder told him that CPVC is a requirement by the township now. It's pretty cool, looks like a gigantic spider in his basement... Loks similar to this-->

I had the hard PVC in my old house, only problem I had was at the hot water heater, where the PVC met the copper. It leaked (dripping) 2-3 times, the builder finally replaced the joint.


That sir, is Pex. So easy Mexicans by the carloads will be plumbing houses in minutes. :)
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Did you just say Pex is Trailer Trash.

CPVC is.
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Old February 7th, 2008, 12:52 PM   #27
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Rob, did you ever hear about jambing 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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If you go copper, you need to be aware of the electrolysis that will eventually eat out the lines due to the weak electrical current water causes while running thru the lines. My parents had to replace a line that eroded that way (lasted 30 years), and another buddy had to replace a line within 10 years. He ended up running it to a ground and solved the problem.

CPVC and PVC will last quite a while if it is not exposed to sunlight or high temps (i.e connected directly to a water heater).
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That sir, is Pex. So easy Mexicans by the carloads will be plumbing houses in minutes. :)
That Sir is some funny shit
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Rob, did you ever hear about jambing 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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I have PVC and don't like it much. The faucet shot off the wall at me once while taking a shower. I used purple Crazy Glue on it and it never came off again.
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I have PVC and don't like it much. The faucet shot off the wall at me once while taking a shower. I used purple Crazy Glue on it and it never came off again.
PVC? or CPVC? Two completely different things. PVC Not allowed for water distribution, CPVC is approved.
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PVC? or CPVC? Two completely different things. PVC Not allowed for water distribution, CPVC is approved.
Whatever. The non-flexible plastic shit.
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My dad and I just built a house two years ago and we used all copper. Even the supply line from the road is copper. And FYI a ground strap on your cold water line is code.
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