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barbandmark

03:50PM | 03/16/99
Bvplumbing
The galvanized pipes in my 30 year old home is almost completely rusted shut. What are the options for replacement material? I know re-plumbing with copper is very popular, but is it the only alternative?

Kansaz

08:36PM | 03/16/99
Some local bldg. codes allow plastic (PVC I think but not sure). I've also heard that in some places they are using flexible tubing which can be 'pulled' through the wall like electrical cable. I suspect the tubing is something like the stuff typically seen under kitchen/bathroom sinks.

I would definitely reccommend copper.

SprungJo

01:35PM | 03/17/99
I'm in the middle of a copper repipe myself.
If you're in the Los Angeles area, let me
know and I can tell you who the *WRONG*
plumber is. ;-)

-- J.S.


DR HOME

02:06PM | 03/18/99

Do it yourself with copper. Some plastics have been unacceptable for potable water. Save it for the drains. It isn't that hard of a job.

Kansaz

07:33PM | 03/18/99
Sweating copper is cool
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