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  • Cleaning my water pipes?

    Today as I was doing a plumbing project I got to thinking about the "stuff" that seems to build up inside the copper pipes. It is a black substance and was really thick on the outlet side of the hot water tank.
    So should a person be doing some type of maintenance on the piping?
    Thanks

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    Re: Cleaning my water pipes?

    Where ever you live the water is a little tough and likely somewhat aggressive.
    How old is your house?
    Many pipes I see like this, the old copper (40-50 years old)
    is half full of this stuff and thin as hell.
    The maintenance would be replacement *if* this might be the age of your copper.

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    • #3
      Re: Cleaning my water pipes?

      I live in the country and have well water. I do have a softener. House is about 25 years old.
      The lines are not plugged by any means. Just that deposi on the walls.

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