I am looking for a professional opinion on the use of PVC for hot and cold water lines in a residential setting. With the ridiculous amount of copper pipe thievery going on in our area, I was wondering if this is a viable alternative. I realize that next to full copper systems, PEX seems to be the next choice, but even with that, the copper/brass valve system would be an easy target. We have seen houses that are vacant be completely stripped of copper; I looked at one prospective purchase that they had literally ripped the copper lines through the drywall to get it out. If they entered a house and saw PVC piping and valves, they likely would just leave and not cause any damage to the water lines since there would be nothing worth stealing. Does the new formulation of PVC stand up better than older piping? Seems the PVC you see in the stores now is a thick-walled pipe than PVC of the past. Any information on this would be appreciated, pro's (if any) con's, life of the product, etc.
No announcement yet.
PVC Water Piping