Category: Plumbing Materials

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Re-piping Materials

If you’re faced with repiping your home because of a water leak, you’ll be presented with two piping options: copper or PEX. Here’s a breakdown of the pros and cons for each type. Copper Copper tubing has been the longtime standard for plumbing and requires a certain skillset for sweating (soldering) pipes and fittings together. […]

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Copper, PVC or Galvanized Pipe?

Some people pull their hair out trying to decide which pipes to buy for their indoor plumbing projects. In order to make it easier for you to decide, you need to know what material indoor plumbing pipes are made of. The three most common kinds of indoor pipes are listed as follows: Copper, Galvanized, PVC. […]

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Why Do PVC & CPVC Pipes Occasionally Fail

PVC and CPVC pipes and fittings are excellent products and have been used successfully for decades. There is a low failure rate and the use of PVC/CPVC materials offer significant advantages over metal piping materials including ease of installation and very low failure rates. However, as with all plumbing products including metal piping, occasionally a pipe or fitting […]