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(LA Times)   No more lead worries since you finally re-plumbed your house with copper. Get ready to do it again with...oh, hello...you seem nice. Do you like pizza? I had a cat once   (latimes.com) divider line 16
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2013-08-21 04:15:17 PM
3 votes:
Well I don't remember my name no more
Neither does my daddy or his daddy before
And Grandaddy thinks he's in the war
Korea, WWII...who can tell any more
He'd buy a hundred pounds of axle grease
Put it in the fridge and call the police.
Now the doctor said he couldn't drive no more,
He just called the doctor a whore
Don't know what it's called but I've been told
We've been spending too much time in front of the copper-top stove
2013-08-21 06:31:28 PM
2 votes:
As a plumber, this has always concerned me. However, many people have massive amounts of natural copper in their water, which dwarfs the amount leached by pipes. And let's face it, the water is probably more toxic than lead anyway

/ i breath in the smoke from this shiat at 750 degrees Fahrenheit every day
// get PEX, you'll thank yourself, and crackheads will stop breaking into your basement
/// if the crack heads steal your copper, give me a call
//// visa/mastercard/crack accepted
2013-08-21 06:13:26 PM
2 votes:
Oh god, I just had a HORRIBLE thought!

www.examiner.com

ak1.picdn.net

beerlabels.com

I'm doomed, I tell you... DOOMED!
2013-08-21 09:25:05 PM
1 votes:

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.


www.popbunker.net
2013-08-21 08:34:30 PM
1 votes:

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.


Whatever it's made of, if it's 5k long, it isn't copper. Depending on the age, it's probably PVC or cast iron.
2013-08-21 07:32:49 PM
1 votes:

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.

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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.


Oh, I'm quite familiar with myriad uses of duct tape. Also once fixed a fuel line that left me stranded on the Katy Freeway west of Houston with an old McDonald's straw and some electrical tape. Got me to the nearest NAPA.

/ yeah, I'm farkin McGyver.
2013-08-21 07:23:47 PM
1 votes:
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.
2013-08-21 06:38:42 PM
1 votes:
THIS JUST IN:

Everything is out to get you and something eventually will.
2013-08-21 06:22:05 PM
1 votes:
i.imgur.com
2013-08-21 06:09:31 PM
1 votes:
I wish alzheimers research could get more than just 1/10 the funding that HIV does. Despite having 500% more people in the U.S. with alzheimers vs. HIV, and no clear method of prevention for alzheimers (other than die young). Unfortunately our science is overly politicized.
2013-08-21 06:07:59 PM
1 votes:
Why is this news in 2013? It wasn't news in 2004, when I co-authored a paper that reported similar results.
2013-08-21 06:05:30 PM
1 votes:
Maybe I should stop replacing my (80 year old) rusted galvanized pipe with copper.  Or not, I kind of like the part where the new copper doesn't suddenly split open at 2 AM.
2013-08-21 05:55:03 PM
1 votes:

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.



Myth 4: Drinking out of aluminum cans or cooking in aluminum pots and pans can lead to Alzheimer's disease.
Reality: During the 1960s and 1970s, aluminum emerged as a possible suspect in Alzheimer's. This suspicion led to concern about exposure to aluminum through everyday sources such as pots and pans, beverage cans, antacids and antiperspirants. Since then, studies have failed to confirm any role for aluminum in causing Alzheimer's. Experts today focus on other areas of research, and few believe that everyday sources of aluminum pose any threat.


http://www.alz.org/alzheimers_disease_myths_about_alzheimers.asp
2013-08-21 05:50:30 PM
1 votes:

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
2013-08-21 05:40:33 PM
1 votes:
just came in to say I've been drinking water from copper pipes for years, and I'm fine
2013-08-21 05:39:44 PM
1 votes:
I've been drinking water from copper pipes for years, and I'm fine.

Why does this look so familiar?
 
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