Tub drain

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by hfdzl, Dec 9, 2008.

  1. hfdzl

    hfdzl New Member

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    The old timers that did the tub and lav in my house used copper pipe, and all fittings were cast brass on the drain. I see that the same fittings are available in wrot copper. What would be the decision list as to which material to use? Other than brass is 4-5 x more expensive.

    Thanks!:)
     
  2. Jay Mpls

    Jay Mpls Master plumber

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    You want to do what? Copper is antibacterial.Never clogs.
    Rip it ALL out,its bad!
    Send it here for proper disposal.Good luck.
     
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  4. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    You have stated the reason for using copper. COST. Other than that there is little reason to prefer one over the other. Some fittings only come in cast, however.
     
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