Re: Replumbing with copper vs. cpvc vs. pex
Posted by Keith Swinehart on October 11, 1998 at 12:10:19:
In response to Re: Replumbing with copper vs. cpvc vs. pex
I hope you don't have pvc pipe. It's not approved for hot water. For Replacement:
PEX is the easiest material to use for replacement because of its flexibility. It is recently approved for use in New Mexico, though it has been used for 6 or 7 years in the U.S., and in Europe for 25 years. Choice of fittings is important. Insert fittings made to ASTM F-1807 standards are made by several manufacturers.
CPVC has been used for many years, and is a good replacement material. Replacement will take longer and be more expensive since it is a rigid material.
Copper will be the most expensive, but copper is a good material for plumbing.
Check out for information.
Good luck.
Keith, Vanguard Piping Systems
: My home currently has pvc pipe. I've had several leaks over the past few months and it may qualify for replumbing under a class action law suit. What are the pros and cons of replumbing with copper, cpvc, and pex pipe. I live in southern New Mexico and the water is very hard.

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