Switching Galv. water supply lines to copper


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Old 07-22-04, 12:33 PM
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Switching Galv. water supply lines to copper

I want to replace my old galvanized water supply lines with copper and I checked on the copper pipe but there is 2 types (red and another type) Which is recommended for use in a Bathroom?
 
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Old 07-22-04, 02:45 PM
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You can use Type M copper pipe (thin wall) inside a residence.
You will need to use di-electric fittings between the galvanized and copper to prevent electrolysis corrosion.
Have you considered using PEX? It is flexible and much easier to install than copper, especially in a re-piping job, and what most people are going with now.
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Thanks for the reply. I went to the home center and purchased Type "L" 1/2" copper pipe. I read that type "L" is the standard. About the transition fittings from galv to cpr I could only find Cast copper fittings is that the equivelant to or the same as the di-electric fittings you recommend? Thanks again.
 
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Old 07-22-04, 03:59 PM
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Type L is "medium" thick wall pipe and better.
Ask for di-electric fittings. They're not the same as copper.
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