relaxitsjustme: I only drink rain water that is caught in a 10,000 year old clay cistern so I am really getting a kick out of these replies.
Flakeloaf: Fade2black: As a plumber, I'm getting a kick out of these replies......seriously. I'm a real plumber. 9 months away from Commercial Journeyman.In all seriousness, copper is still tops for water piping, with PEX being a really close 2nd (with cost usually determining which you choose). Copper pipes means cleaner and crisper water. If you must where a tinfoil hat, add a filtration system or just buy a cheap Brita filter that fits right onto your kitchen sink. I cannot tell you how many repipes I'm doing right now from nasty galvanized to copper/PEX. The gunk in those galvy pipes would make you wretch.I'm also guessing replacing the twenty metres of pipe between the main and the faucet wouldn't do much to change the five kilometres of copper pipe between my house and the plant.
Tchernobog: PainfulItching: Dwindle: discgolfguru: ElLoco: AirForceVet: Who uses copper for their plumbing anymore? I use titanium.PEX. Almost every new home built now uses PEX line. The line is pretty amazing, but if cheap fittings are used, the whole thing is trash. Don't skimp on the fittings.[www.modmyrv.com image 207x154]Anytime I have to replace plumbing now, I use PEX. Couldn't be happier with it so far.Just avoid plastic fittings, they snap like pretzels. Also, PEX degrades in sunlight, so keep that in mind.If anyone questions the strength of PEX, show them you can literally tow a car with the stuff.I've towed a car with a heavy-duty extension cord too. That demonstration means nothing regarding holding the pressure from inside.Haven't tried it, but my money's on being able to make a tow apparatus out of duct tape, and that don't do bumblefark for plumbing.Clearly you don't understand the wonder that is duct tape./If you can't duck it...//Buying old cars to restore often leads to finding wonderful duct-tape uses.
indy_kid: SecretAgentWoman: I thought it was aluminum that caused Alzheimer's.My thought as well, as having an aluminum pot/pan set was supposed to be one of the big signs of status in the 1920s/30s. So, everyone who used those as kids is coming up with Alz now.Wonder what bizarre ailments we Boomers will have from all the chemicals put into the market during the 1950s/60s/70s? Guess those smelly hippies and their iron cookware might have been on to something.
AirForceVet: Who uses copper for their plumbing anymore? I use titanium.
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