My house is plumbed with galvanized steel pipes for the hot and cold water
lines. I want to build a new bathroom which requires extending these lines
to the new sink, toilet, tub etc.
What kind of pipe will I have to use for the extensions. Do I use more
Galv. steel or can I change over to PVC using a threaded fitting. (assuming
it is to code in CA). What about copper? would this be better? how is the
yeah put in copper.
You can cut the pipe near a fitting and that is your starting point.
There is a copper threaded adapter. (male/female all sizes)
I'd replace as much as the galv as I easily could, unless it was in great
Noooo! Don't use PVC or CPVC. That stuff is junk. For those of you out
there still using it, watch your codebooks...it won't be in there as
an approved material for much longer.
Go with Copper. Except, make sure you use a dielectric union at the
connection. A plain threaded fitting will work. But you really should
use a dielectric union to make a connection between dissimilar metals.
Frankly, if it was my house, I'd rip out as much of the galvanized as
possible and re-plumb the whole house using pex. You can rent crimpers
at Home Depot for $8.00/day if you don't already have a pair.
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