Copper / Discussions

What is the best material for building plumbing?

...Copper, PEX, others? You will often see Pex tubing in most new home construction nowadays since it is so much faster and cheaper to install than copper piping ....

Posted by Babak K July 17, 2020, 1:55 a.m. Plumbing and water heaters 3 Responses

What materials should I use for a small plumbing job?

...copper pipes but most of what I see happening now are plastic pipes. Are they safe or more prone to leaks? And can you transition from copper to the plastic tub...

Posted by H Davis Nov. 28, 2017, 1:30 p.m. Hot water 1 Responses

Protection from Insects for Legalett Geo-passive super insulated slab on grade?

...copper foil sheath around the outside of the foundation. Are insect infestations in the EPS a possible danger? Thanks, James.

Posted by James Burns April 30, 2020, 11:11 a.m. Slab on Grade 0 Responses

Can you run plumbing in exterior walls?

...copper tubing was against the sill with branches up into the walls for the bathrooms and kitchen. One -30 cold snap and I had to replace several joints and fauc...

Posted by Steve J Feb. 22, 2021, 10:28 p.m. Plumbing and water heaters 1 Responses

Can I use a solar thermal water heater to heat my pool in the summer and the floor of the garage that I am going to build?

...copper tubes. Alternatively you would probably need to remove the glycol in summer and flush the system to put it to use for heating pool water. There are for s...

Posted by Bill Loucks Oct. 5, 2019, 9:48 p.m. Solar thermal collectors 2 Responses