cpvc or copper?

Old 07-13-02, 12:40 PM
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cpvc or copper?

I am looking into redoing my plumbing from the main all throughout the house, I have never soldered before and was wondering the pro,s and con,s to using plastic vs copper thanks bryan
Old 07-13-02, 01:38 PM
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First, check with your Building Inspection Department for local plumbing code, and permit and inspection requirements.
Copper is better, in my opinion, but CPVC is less expensive and easier to work with.
Here is an illustrated article on CPVC plumbing (if allowed where you are) from Reader's Digest "The Family Handyman" magazine that may help you:
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Old 07-13-02, 02:46 PM
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Water hammers?

I will check monday weather local codes permit, I have seen it in some of the houses I go an work on so I'm assuming it is ok, but will double check monday, I read that article , thanks for the link. but my question is they show water hammers, I undestand they reduce banging pipes which I dont have now, but where do you need to install these, it mentioned the washer, but do you need one at every outlet? And if my pipes are relatively quiet now will changing to cpvc change that, if it wont do I still need to install them? thanks
Old 07-13-02, 03:37 PM
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On residential a well designed system should not need them. I would size the pipes correctly and make sure the pressure is not over say 50 lbs and you should not have water hammer therefore the resistors are not needed

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