I have a water valve that is corroded and I hired a plumber to come out to
repair it. When he finished the job I noticed he attached a copper pipe
section to the original pipe that is galvanized. I thought I have only seen
copper pipes used indoor behind walls, and it seems the copper pipes are
kind of weak...when I asked him he said it's the same but something makes me
uneasy about it.
This is the main 1" pipe that comes into the house. Using the think copper
pipe just does not seem right to me. May be it's just me.
copper is far better than galvanized, one day you will need ALL that
galavanized pipe replaced. It rusts, corrodes inside causing poor
flow, leaks and causes big hassles.
no trouble adding copper as long as he used a direlectric connector.
without that the connection will fail fast
Can't solder on galvanized so that probably is the connector attached
to the existing galvanized. One would assume a professional plumber
knows about galvanic corrosion and wouldn't make the connection w/o
the proper fitting, at least as long as it wasn't just some schmuck
but an actual, real plumber.
As others noted, the outside use of copper isn't bad for any reason
other than if it were for some reason subject to physical damage.
Otherwise, think copper as in roofs, etc., ...
yeah people have stolen downspouts and gutters, all sorts of stuff.
One person I know had all their copper removed and replaced with vinyl
to avoid someone getting hurt stealing it. They live in a theft prone
hey they last literally a lifetime, no need for any maintence at all.
so because they are costly they shouldnt be used?
the house I grew up in as a kid had copper downspouts till recently.
they were probably over 50 years old.
I drove by and noticed they have been replaced.
On Fri, 01 Jun 2007 22:30:51 +0000, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I did that last year. This year the valve on the street side of the meter
in my basement started leaking and the damn thing was too fragile to mess
with. Fortunately it was right over a drain so a few drips per minute
didn't bother me until recently when it escalated into a steady stream
indicating it was ready to split.
Was at work at the time but this contractor has replaced many in this
neighborhood over the past decade.
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