11:25AM | 02/19/04
Member Since: 02/18/04
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I did a search on this topic and noticed one from 1998. I basically have the same question, but wanted to see if opinions had changed.
I am building a new house and getting bids on plumbing. I can save around $3000 using cpvc instead of copper.
What do you think?

plumber Tom

12:48PM | 02/20/04
Member Since: 05/10/03
801 lifetime posts
The savings is because the labor is less intense. No joints to solder, etc. CPVC uses a special glue that requires no primer. The water entrance service from the city main can also be CPVC if allowed by your local code. A note on CPVC. Make sure your plumber reams the ID and OD of each and every joint. This allows for flow restrictions and ensures a tight seal in the fitting. Best of luck with the new home! plumber Tom


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