Alternative to copper plumbing?


Old 03-07-05, 10:49 AM
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Alternative to copper plumbing?

I am in the process of replacing my electric water heater with a tankless Noritz 8.2gpm water heater and have to run some new supply/return lines to tie into the existing system. The electrical and gas has been run to the new water heater so I am on the last steps to firing up the new WH.

I currently have copper in the house but wanted to know if there is any other piping/plumbing options I can use to tie into the copper. My soldering skills of copper pipe are horrible and a plumber wants $450 to run approximatley 20' of copper pipe. So I was wondering if there is another DIY option that involves as little solder as possible. Is there a PVC type piping that can be used for hot water heaters that can tie into copper lines?
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Old 03-07-05, 11:19 AM
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To tie in to the copper and go to another piping product you would still have to make solder joints. Why not let us help you learn to solder and then you could do the work and have a new skill under your belt. It is NOT hard to learn. Good luck.

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