Brass Plumbing - Rip out as much as one Can

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by chefwong, Mar 1, 2012.

  1. chefwong

    chefwong Member

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    When remodeling.....when I have the walls open, should I be replacing as much pipe as I can or just only as much as required to get the RO to the locations I need. For example, I'm planning another bathroom remodel . Is old brass better than copper or just the same.....
     
  2. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    Old brass CAN BE better, but it can also be crystallized and brittle. You replace whatever is "defective" or worn out. "RO" usually means "reverse osmosis", but I am sure that is not what you are running.
     
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