Plumbing for new home


Old 10-12-03, 04:52 AM
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Plumbing for new home

I am making the rounds of the forums to get advice on a new house we are building on the Chesapeake in Maryland. One builder insisted we had to use copper plumbing. Another said to go with PVC as the water (a well) in the area reacts with the copper. That builder also said PVC was the norm these days. Any thoughts?

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Old 10-12-03, 05:34 AM
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How PH levels on water can cause pin holes leaks in copper pipe over time.

PVC in not rated for hot water.

Other choices are CPVC or Pex

Use PEX if it's allowed where your at.

PEX has a 25 year warranty on it, won't crack when frozen and has memory to it, meaning it will remember to size if it is frozen when to thaws.
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