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I used PVC pipe

Posted by John Sprung on February 12th, 1999 07:16 PM
In reply to PLASTIC IS CRAP by joe on February 4th, 1999 04:57 PM [Go to top of thread]

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Back in 1972, my family built an owner-builder
house in San Pedro, CA. We used PVC for the
water system, which was allowed on an experimental
basis by the city of Los Angeles back then. We're
still there, and the PVC still works fine. The
city, however, no longer allows it, so they must
have had some problems.

I haven't often had to do any work around the
plumbing, but when I do, like changing a water
stop, I take great care not to put any mechanical
stress on it. The bendy feeling is certainly not

If I were doing it again today (in fact, I am on
another building), I'd go with "K" type copper.

-- J.S.

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