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Re-Plumbing House Advice

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by fssberson, Nov 21, 2010.

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  1. fssberson

    fssberson Active Member

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    Well it is off-topic, but I can always get good advice here. Need to re-pipe the house. Besides copper, what else is available? Approximate cost for a 2 story 2,000 sq. ft. house? Fred
     
  2. oldgahchamp

    oldgahchamp Active Member

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    I would suggest hard copper for water supply lines and PVC (plastic) for drain lines. Larry Evans
     
  3. 1290FPS

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    CPVC for the potable water, pvc for waste water, and I would definetly recommend shark bites.
     
  4. ricks1

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    with the new shark bites it is much easier before if you connected lines and had leak it was cut and coupling and hope any place you run plastic DO NOT fasten it tight it needs to move
     
  5. timb99

    timb99 Well-Known Member

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    I haven't used it myself, but a friend of mine recommends a product called PEX pipe.

    He is the Chemical Engineer for the water utility in Hastings, NE.
     
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    I have seen the pex pipe. A friend of mine remolded his old house with it, and another used it for his new construction house. Stuff was extremely easy to run. Its very flexible. You can run on hose from your basement to the bathroom faucet, no connections. Slick stuff. Bad news for pipefitters.
     
  7. halfmile

    halfmile Well-Known Member

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    Pex is the latest. You need to buy a crimper, I believe. A friend uses it in rentals.

    HM
     
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    for information only.
     
  9. Butler

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    Been a plumbing contractor for 35 years, Pex or Rehau is the best there are also other products with different names, We've used pex for years without any problems, but Rehau is a better clamping system, it just costs more to use, if doing it by yourself I would suggest pex. PVC or ABS is pretty standard for waste and vent lines Jim Butler
     
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    PEX is the way to go, I used to do alot of plumbing, wish we would have had it then


    I know the plumbers want to shoot me, but it's good stuff, and the crimpers aren't that high priced
     
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