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  •  NO!! (3+ / 0-)
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    rincewind, Spud1, Bronx59

    Pex is flexible tunig---cpvc is rigid  plasticpipe. Pex is also OK here but the rest of the house is cpvc so I went with that

    " You don't need to be an icthyologist to know when a rotten fish stinks." Daniel Ellsberg, from "Secrets"

    by exlrrp on Sat Oct 27, 2007 at 06:49:45 AM PDT

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    •  "flexible tubing" (1+ / 0-)
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      Sorry, I type faster than I think

      " You don't need to be an icthyologist to know when a rotten fish stinks." Daniel Ellsberg, from "Secrets"

      by exlrrp on Sat Oct 27, 2007 at 06:50:25 AM PDT

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    •  Thanks. So you are able to use PVC for supply (1+ / 0-)
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      lines there? There are (at least) two grades of PEX, of course, one for heating lines and the other for domestic water supply.

      "Americans can always be counted on to do the right thing...after they have exhausted all other possibilities." -- Winston Churchill

      by Spud1 on Sat Oct 27, 2007 at 07:29:30 AM PDT

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      •  cpvc is slightly different from pvc (2+ / 0-)
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        Its got thicker wall, different color (cream, as opposed to white) theyre not interchangeable, the fittings don't fit the other. You use a different glue, non toxic, its orange

        Pvc is used for sprinklers, outside the house. cpvc is for water supply inside. You use the same thing for hot or cold..

        I love using it, so much easier. I moved up here from CA, where its all copper. I can sweat copper as well as any, but its slow and pain in the ass

        Re your comment on outlets above: This house didn't have ANY exterior outlets when I stated---now its got 4.

        Like I said, a lot of working on this house is just making existing things right, before I can add on or change them--thats why its takes so long. Thats what I tell my wife anyway ;)

        " You don't need to be an icthyologist to know when a rotten fish stinks." Daniel Ellsberg, from "Secrets"

        by exlrrp on Sat Oct 27, 2007 at 07:53:30 AM PDT

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        •  PVC is typically used for drain lines here n/t (1+ / 0-)
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          "Americans can always be counted on to do the right thing...after they have exhausted all other possibilities." -- Winston Churchill

          by Spud1 on Sat Oct 27, 2007 at 08:03:09 AM PDT

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          •  for that we use ABS (1+ / 0-)
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            But i Have seen PVC used in places. depends on the code

            " You don't need to be an icthyologist to know when a rotten fish stinks." Daniel Ellsberg, from "Secrets"

            by exlrrp on Sat Oct 27, 2007 at 08:16:33 AM PDT

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            •  I always have to tell the plumbers to switch (1+ / 0-)
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              to ABS for the roof vents. I hate seeing white PVC vents poking through the roof.

              "Americans can always be counted on to do the right thing...after they have exhausted all other possibilities." -- Winston Churchill

              by Spud1 on Sat Oct 27, 2007 at 08:23:19 AM PDT

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              •  Paint em!! (1+ / 0-)
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                I always spray paint metal vents and flashing sticking out of roofs--hate the sight of bare aluminum (or Galvanized) sticking out, esp on older houses

                " You don't need to be an icthyologist to know when a rotten fish stinks." Daniel Ellsberg, from "Secrets"

                by exlrrp on Sat Oct 27, 2007 at 09:21:29 AM PDT

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                •  PVC doesn't take paint well, and then who is goin (3+ / 0-)
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                  to repaint them? So much easier to just have the plumber switch to ABS (which is black for those that don't know).

                  "Americans can always be counted on to do the right thing...after they have exhausted all other possibilities." -- Winston Churchill

                  by Spud1 on Sat Oct 27, 2007 at 09:27:16 AM PDT

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    •  tubing (2+ / 0-)
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      cpvc is pvc that is formulated for heat. A nastier plastic to make ("C" stands for chlorine) than PEX ("P" for polyethylene). PEX will withstand freezing and can handle heat below 200 degrees.

      Around here, cpvc isn't used much; it's very rare to see it in a store.

      don't always believe what you think...

      by claude on Sat Oct 27, 2007 at 08:48:21 AM PDT

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