|Posted by Gary Slusser on July 25, 2003 at 10:54:00:|
|In response to Re: Water service line replacement|
: My choice would be copper. My advice is to call plumber and see if you can work a deal to do the digging yourself and let him do the pipe work. I'd hate to pay a plumber $40 or more per hour to dig a ditch, but to do the hook up right at both ends is another matter.
The choice should be based on the local soil and water quality conditions. The NSF standard 61 says no copper if the pH is less than 6.5, and who can say or knows what the pH will be next month, year etc.? Our waters are becoming more acidic and/or aggressive everyday.
My choice would be plastic, PE rolled tubing to be specific but no plastic will have a problem that is caused by the quality of the water run through it.
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