PVC or Copper


  #1  
Old 06-20-05, 08:13 PM
B
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Indiana
Posts: 13
Upvotes: 0
Received 0 Upvotes on 0 Posts
PVC or Copper

My old rusty iron water pipes are in need of replacing and I was wondering what the benefit of Copper over PVC is? Seems like to me replacing all of the pipes with PVC would be a lot easier.

Thanks.
 
  #2  
Old 06-20-05, 10:13 PM
S
Member
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 1,093
Upvotes: 0
Received 0 Upvotes on 0 Posts
Investgate PEX, it preforms better than both. If you elect PVC, use CPVC.
Using other than metalic tubing requires that you establish and electrical ground via a driven electrode, two if you have a 200A service.
 
  #3  
Old 06-21-05, 03:22 PM
B
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Indiana
Posts: 13
Upvotes: 0
Received 0 Upvotes on 0 Posts
Talking

Snoonyb thanks for the reply.

If I'm using non-metalic pipe what am I grounding to? The tub is fiberglass, toliet...? I could take the a ground from the incoming water, but connect to what?

Thanks again.
 
  #4  
Old 06-21-05, 09:35 PM
S
Member
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 1,093
Upvotes: 0
Received 0 Upvotes on 0 Posts
If you are not familar with an electrical service, then I would urge you to have an electrcian preform this task.
Behind the dead front panel in the service housing are three buss bars, two hot and a neutral. Its from this neutral buss that an armored #6 should terminate. The other end will be attached to a electrode driven into the ground via a special clamp.
If you are near a body of water, and especialy salt water, a stainless steel acorn nut may be recommended.

Here is a link from this site;http://doityourself.com/electric/electbreaker.htm
 
 

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
 
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: