Flushing Copper Pipe

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by dw85745, Jul 22, 2014.

  1. dw85745

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    I'm experiencing calcium buildup on the inner pipe walls breaking loose and clogging mostly angle (stop) values. These newer 1/4 turn values are a particular problem as they seem to clog easily.
    I made up a jig to flush out the lose calcium when needed. I believe I saw (read) where it is possible to line copper pipe with a teflon coating in place-- however -- unknown whether this will work on
    older pipe which already has calcium on the walls.

    Questions:
    1) Anyone had any experience with lining older supply line pipe?
    2) Anyone got a better solution to hooking up a jig, flushing the lines, if needed?
     
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