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Diana O'Neill  Mark Farrell

Feb 4, 2002, 2:23 AM

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Many thanks to Bertil and MK, however, more questions

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We are most interested in prolonging the life of our pipes, water heater, fixtures, washing machine, sinks--everything to do with water and plumbling--and of course we can do the bottled water--we would just like to not have to replace major investments quickly. We would really welcome any other suggestions! Thanks again



Dutch

Feb 4, 2002, 10:54 AM

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: We are most interested in prolonging the life of our pipes, water heater, fixtures, washing machine, sinks--everything to do with water and plumbling--and of course we can do the bottled water--we would just like to not have to replace major investments quickly. We would really welcome any other suggestions! Thanks again<p>==============================================
I would use only PVC for all supply and waste lines. A friend on this forum told me of copper plumbing used to supply a pool/spa corroding from the attack of chemicals in the water. I know from personal experience the damage that connecting copper to galvanized pipes can do. One caution - when working with PVC, make sure the plumber (or do-it-yourselfer) uses solvent cleaner before cementing PVC pipes together. I've seen Mexican plumbers bypass that first step, which may cause a pressurized line to fail. And watch out for PVC "knock-offs": thin-walled plastic tubing that will not last as long and doesn't have much structural strength. Buena Suerte!
 
 
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