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What gets more use c.p.v.c. or Pro press?

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  • #16
    Re: What gets more use c.p.v.c. or Pro press?

    As far as the pricing goes you could use PEX .38 per foot.

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    • #17
      Re: What gets more use c.p.v.c. or Pro press?

      Originally posted by PlumbingParamedics View Post
      Hard to stand by something that has a 50 year warranty but has not been around that long. I use my propress for exposed pipeing like back flow, water heater installs. But i would never put in a wall or underground. Let me give you example Rick, if the whole house is propressed and the water never shut off for 50 years I agree that chances are there will be no problems. But say its a rental and the home owner cant get someone to rent for 3 years and the water main is shut off. Those o-rings are going to dry out with no water touching them for so long and then the owner finally rents it out you turn the water on there is a good chance there will be leaks. That aint gonna happen with copper.
      considering the maker of crimp fittings is "viega" and has been around since 1899, that's 110 years. they're not going anywhere with their 2800 employees.

      the press system has been used in europe for over 20 years now and the usa since 2000.

      the biggest joke i read from repipe companies are the ones that offer lifetime warranties on their repipes. yet have only been in business for a couple years

      joey's brother called me 2 days ago about a 8 unit apartment building that was repiped in 2002. second leak so far and this one did serious damage. the insurance company is going after the plumber for compensation.

      p.s. i wasn't the plumber

      how did i know without looking at it that it was on a hot water return line. lets just call it an educated guess. still waiting for either a picture or a crawl under to see the problem.

      copper doesn't last as long on a circ system. but 7 years and 2 major leaks later doesn't fly. considering the original gal pipe lasted over 50 years with the same recirc system.

      rick.
      phoebe it is

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      • #18
        Re: What gets more use c.p.v.c. or Pro press?

        but rick if you were going to use plastic would it glue or crimp?

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        • #19
          Re: What gets more use c.p.v.c. or Pro press?

          Originally posted by Clipper City Plumber View Post
          but rick if you were going to use plastic would it glue or crimp?
          california is just now allowing pex for wide spread use.

          defitnetly pex over cpvc.

          cpvc is great for fire protection when properly installed.

          pex is great if you follow the installation guide lines. be very careful of exposure to sun uv rays.

          rick.
          phoebe it is

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          • #20
            Re: What gets more use c.p.v.c. or Pro press?

            so you would use bronze fittings with low ph water?

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            • #21
              Re: What gets more use c.p.v.c. or Pro press?

              several pex systems use a plastic fitting now.

              Originally posted by Clipper City Plumber View Post
              so you would use bronze fittings with low ph water?
              No, it's not rocket science, it's plumbing and unlike rocket science it requires a license.

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              • #22
                Re: What gets more use c.p.v.c. or Pro press?

                Originally posted by PLUMBER RICK View Post
                california is just now allowing pex for wide spread use.

                defitnetly pex over cpvc.

                cpvc is great for fire protection when properly installed.

                pex is great if you follow the installation guide lines. be very careful of exposure to sun uv rays.

                rick.
                Yes sir! no sunshine on your plastic pipes it makes them brittle very quickly.

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                • #23
                  Re: What gets more use c.p.v.c. or Pro press?

                  Any movement on using pex out in California ?

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                  • #24
                    Re: What gets more use c.p.v.c. or Pro press?

                    Originally posted by Clipper City Plumber View Post
                    Any movement on using pex out in California ?
                    Yep,"Hack N Slash Plumbing" should have the whole state re-piped by the end of the week.
                    Gotta save them homeowners money,they want a Lexus too ya know.

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