Use of Copper Potable Water Pipe Underground

Discussion in 'Canadian Plumbing Code Questions' started by lma1, Apr 29, 2014.

  1. lma1

    lma1 New Member

    Nov 15, 2013
    Prof Engineer
    Vancouver, BC
    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

    Mar 28, 2012
    Ontario, Canada
    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

    Sep 23, 2004
    plumbing - fire suppression - boiler inspector
    New York
    Possibly the type of soil as copper in cinders or acidic will corrode
  5. Jeff H Young

    Jeff H Young In the Trades

    Feb 27, 2020
    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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