Outside hot water fawcet

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  1. pugbro

    pugbro New Member

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    Since my retirement (2 yrs ago) I have become the family handy man.
    My daughter-in-law ask me to install a hot water fawcet on the outside of their house. They own two large (100 lbs plus) dogs and she would like a place to wash them outside. Doing the work is not my problem. My question is which would be better for this type of installation, PVC or copper.
    Any suggestions would be appreciated.
    Thanks
     
  2. Redwood

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  4. pugbro

    pugbro New Member

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    some of the plumbing is pvc, some is copper...that is the reason for the question of which is better
     
  5. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

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    Hopefully, it is cpvc, not the same thing. For this application, copper would be more robust in case the hose got yanked - having it attached to copper and properly supported would make things secure. Plastic gets brittle with age.
     
  6. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    PVC for cold water inside the house is bad. PVC for hot water ANYWHERE is a terrible idea. Copper, CPVC, or PEX are your options.
     
  7. jimbo

    jimbo Plumber

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    I suggest you contact a student of ancient egyptian plumbing.....a Pharaoh Fawcet Major.




    Sorry, old joke , couldn't resist!
     
  8. D.Smith

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    You know your driving your wife crazy when she gets the daughter to come up with some jobs for you.:):D
     
  9. pugbro

    pugbro New Member

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    You are exactly right..I had a part time interview and the interviewer ask why I wanted a part time job? My answer was that my wife was going crazy and had threatened me with bodily harm if I did not got out of the house..........I got the Job!
     
  10. pugbro

    pugbro New Member

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    Thanks HJ..just a typo on my part..difinately cpvc!
     
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