Copper water-distribution expansion. Copper or PEX


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Old 03-13-16, 11:29 AM
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Copper water-distribution expansion. Copper or PEX

My 18 year old house has a fresh-water-distribution-system that is 100% copper.
I need to replace and properly plumb one freeze-less, anti-siphon hose bibb which has been broken off. The copper pipe that the freeze-less, anti-siphon hose bibb was threaded into has been plugged with a galvanized plug. The new freeze-less, anti-siphon hose bibb needs to be moved about one foot to a new location.
I want to install an additional freeze-less anti-siphon hose bibb on the other side of the house. I would place a tee into an existing 1/2" copper pipe and install 21 feet of 1/2" piping.
Would you use copper or change to pex for this small addition? Why?
 
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Old 03-13-16, 11:34 AM
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Know how to solder?
It would be faster and cheaper to go with Pex.
 
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Old 03-13-16, 12:17 PM
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Agreed, I'd do PEX. I use a combination of the two all the time. You could do it really quick with a sharkbite union with shut off.
 
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Old 03-14-16, 10:25 AM
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I agree, I'd just go PEX. If you were just replacing a foot or two, I'd personally go with copper. But since you're running it a ways, likely with some elbows and such, PEX is the way to go.
 
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Old 03-16-16, 07:50 AM
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Thanks for your advice. I will use PEX.
 
 

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