04:13PM | 09/26/06
Member Since: 09/25/06
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I am refitting my home with new pipes due to low water pressure. I have received quotes on both Copper pipes and Pex's tubing. What are the advantages and disadvantages on both systems? Right now there is only a $250 difference in quotes between Copper and Pexs. I just don't know which is better in the long haul?


07:09AM | 09/27/06
Member Since: 01/24/06
1589 lifetime posts
If water conditions allow Copper tubing above ground type L is the only way I would go.

I have read of to many "state of the art" failures with radient heating and other plastic products.

Green peace posted many article on how toxic some plastics are as it leaches into the drinking water.

Copper have been proven with over 3,000 years of service.


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