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Kelnross12

06:04AM | 02/07/07
Member Since: 02/06/07
1 lifetime posts
Bvplumbing
Our hot water line (copper) froze and ultimately busted. The pipes are on an outside wall. The bust is in such a hard to reach space that it can't be welded properly. We thought about taking out a section of the copper and replacing it with rubber hose and clamping each end to the copper. Is this an acceptable way to solve our problem. Is it safe to drink from rubber and will it last for a long time? Any input is greatly appreciated.

Billhart

10:34AM | 02/07/07
Member Since: 04/25/05
1918 lifetime posts
Rubber hoses and clapps are not an approved product or installation method.

If you think that you have a problem now wait until that hose bust in the wall while you are gone for the day.

It aproved in your area (and it is in most areas) PEX and be used. But again it requires appropriate fittings and tools to install.
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