COPPER IN CONRETE

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      MasterPlumbers
      Keymaster

      COPPER WATER LINE GOING INTO BASEMENT CUTS THROUGH POURED CONCRETE WALL.SOULD IT BE COVERED AND WILL IT HURT IF IT TOUCHES CONCRETE.

    • #294369
      Robert Stephen Morton
      Participant

      Mailamil. yes it should be protected & yes it will be detrimental to the copper if it is partly or fully encased in concrete.
      Bob

    • #294370
      nicktheplumber
      Participant

      Basically NO PIPE OF ANY TYPE should be directly embedded in a concrete foundation wall. This includes cast iron and plastic drainpipes…Such pipes should pass through the wall inside of a box or sleeve (you can make your own or used items manufactured for this purpose.. Besides the problem of chemical reaction between the concrete and the pipe, there is the problem of differential movement of the two, from settlement or earthquakes.

      NtP

    • #294371
      Robert Stephen Morton
      Participant

      Hey Nick, you are getting to know lots of stuff, almost as much as Sylvan.
      Do you check out the mpdl email list?
      Bob

    • #294372
      Selgas
      Participant

      Agreed – protect all pipes through and under concrete or in any other situation where it cannot be readily got at in the future.



      Selgas Services Ltd
      Craftsman Gasfitters, Plumbers, Electrical Service Technicians

    • #294373
      racefanone
      Participant

      Nick ,the cat’s out of the bag LOL

    • #294374
      nicktheplumber
      Participant


      In reply to message posted by Robert Stephen Morton:
      Hey Nick, you are getting to know lots of stuff, almost as much as Sylvan.
      Do you check out the mpdl email list?
      Bob


      Nope, I haven’t checked out that email list, but maybe I should…

      Hey, I’m just a dumb plumber. I’ve got no special knowledge. I apprenticed with this old German guy, Otto, when I was starting out. I read a bit, and keep up on the UPC and local codes. It’s all common sense and experience “in the trenches.” I’m just a Journeyman. Not a real Master Plumber.

      NtP

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