PLUMBING FAQs

What is better? CPVC or Pex for my domestic hot water?

Both are very good, but CPVC Flow Guard Gold is a more rigid system.
 

In case of fire is copper plumbing dangerous?

Copper tube used in any kind of water distribution system will not melt, burn or give off toxic fumes. While a home fire can reach temperatures of 1,500 degrees of F, Copper offers an extra margin of safety with a melting point of nearly 2,000 degrees of F. For theses reasons, copper tube is preferred for automatic fire sprinkler systems.
 

I expect copper plumbing to perform well in normal use, but what about the unexpected?

Copper plumbing has a proven track record of handling extreme conditions without constantly pipe bursts and water damage. Copper tube can withstand more that 1,000 pounds of pressure (normal system pressure is about 50 pounds per square inch) Although no system should be allowed to freeze, copper systems can withstand repeated freeze-thaw cycles. Open flame or electrical resistance heating can be used to melt frozen water in copper tubing.

Will copper affect the quality of our water?

Copper has been used to deliver drinking water since the time of Pharaohs. In fact, copper tube is impermeable. Dangerous contaminants cannot penetrate its walls. Moreover, copper is biostatic-it actually inhibits the growth of harmful bacteria.
 

Will copper affect the quality of our water?

Copper is the preeminent plumbing material approved for both hot and cold water systems. Copper can withstand temperature extremes-from below freezing to well above boiling-without rupturing.

Is copper plumbing good for both my hot and cold water systems?

Copper is the preeminent plumbing material approved for both hot and cold water systems. Copper can withstand temperature extremes-from below freezing to well above boiling-without rupturing.

What is the best for my water distribution system?

There are many choices of water distributions systems, such as copper, CPVC FlowGuard Gold, and Pex. It all depends on the job and what is the intent of the water system.

 

What is less expensive for my water system?

It depends on the system. Pex, CPVC Flow Guard Gold is equal to each other. Copper is more expensive.

I plan to be in my home a long time. What time is copper's track record?

Because of its long-term reliability, copper has been the standard of quality in plumbing systems for more than 60 years. It is used in over 95% of all U.S. Homes. It can deliver years of virtually leak free performance. In fact, with its dependable lead free solder connections, copper is so durable; it can even outlast your home.

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