Old 12-07-00, 05:35 AM
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Can I use black pipe nipples for my water supply stub-outs for my bathroom sink?
Old 12-07-00, 06:01 AM
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Only galvanized should be used on water supplies to prevent corrosion.
Old 12-07-00, 12:13 PM
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I prefer brass nipples. I would not use galv. steel unless the other piping was steel. Have I been missing something.

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Old 12-07-00, 12:53 PM
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I think that schiejr's reply just meant that black pipe will cause rusty water EVERY time the faucet is turned on, and he assumed, as I did when I saw the initial post, that it was coming out of galvanized, since the post spoke only of black steel pipe.
I wouldn't use ANY steel (galvanized OR black)pipe for plumbing anymore. That is obsolete.
I have a mix of mostly copper and some pvc, and that means NO rust or eventual inside-the-pipe scaling to restrict water flow and later complete plugging.
I'm not a plumber, but I would stub out with either all copper, OR cpvc for hot and pvc for cold, period.
Good Luck!
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I did in fact use copper.

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