Replacing PB Plumbing
Posted by Dax Unterreiner on August 22, 2001 at 22:58:34:
My house was originally built with Polybutylene. It was subsequently repiped with polybutylene with copper fittings (all before I bought it).
I am in the process of renovating a bathroom and replacing my hot water heater. In addition, I am going to renovate the kitchen and the other bathroom
in the near future. So, I thought that since I had all of this plumbing work to do anyway I would over time replace all of the polybutylene with copper
which is more familiar to me and I know how to work with it. However, I have heard conflicting advice on using
copper. I have heard about everything from pin holes to dirty pipes to lightning (repipe would run through the attic). I addition many
people say that CPVC or PEX is the way to go. Do you have any advice on why I would not want copper or
why any of these other piping systems would be better?

PS I live in FL if that has any bearing.

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