Use of Copper Potable Water Pipe Underground

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  1. lma1

    lma1 New Member

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    Does anybody know why Cu is not commonly used underground in Metrovancouver even though it is permitted in the BCPC?:confused:
     
  2. mikeplummer

    mikeplummer Plumber

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    what is used? probably just cost of copper vs using poly service tube or munici-pex or other
     
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  4. Sylvan

    Sylvan Still learning

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    Possibly the type of soil as copper in cinders or acidic will corrode
     
  5. Jeff H Young

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    copper more expensive. same reason they dont use it indoors either. Down here in the USA I think not many homes being built with copper plastic saves a bundle of cash . a million or more on a house the still run copper much of time still
     
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