Transition from copper tubing to CPVC

Old 07-20-06, 08:31 PM
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Transition from copper tubing to CPVC

I need to replace a water heater. The existing water supply is 1/2 inch copper tubing, and the configuration must be changed to accomodate the new heater. Rather than use soldered copper tubing for the changes, I want to switch to CPVC. Is there a transition fitting to change from copper to CPVC? If so, will the connection be leakproof? Anyone had experience doing this?
Old 07-21-06, 09:45 PM
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1/2" supply sure seems a little small for a main water heater. There exists water heater flex pipes that you install on top of the water heater and connect to the copper stubs. But since the inlet of the water heater is 3/4", I would check into the smallness of your supply lines. The flex lines will allow for removal of the water heater if it should need replacing.

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