Plastic vs Copper

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      Anonymous

      I am looking at buying a new house and one of the main differences I see in these new subdivisions is the plumbing systems. In the cheaper subdivision they are using plastic for the hot and cold water. It is a semi-opaque clear tubing.

      The other system also apears to be plastic. It is 2 different colors, blue and orange.

      The more expensive homes are using underground copper.

      Are these all tried and true plumbing systems? What have been the problems with each? Does it depend on the skill level of the sub to get a good system? Are the costs between the systems significant?

    • #286569
      TheLocalPlumber
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      They will be tried and true systems after people live in thise houses 50 years.
      There are alternatives to copper that look promising, the question is do you want to test it for us?

      Bill
      The Local Plumber
      Tustin, California
      http://www.thelocalplumber.com

    • #286570
      TheLocalPlumber
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      They will be tried and true systems after people live in these houses for 50 years.
      There are alternatives to copper that look promising, the question is do you want to test it for us?

      Bill
      The Local Plumber
      Tustin, California
      http://www.thelocalplumber.com

    • #286571
      SylvanLMP
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      Hi Jacko Why not read the following articles.

      http://www.masterplumbers.com/plumbing/plumbviews/copper-vs-pvc.html

      http://www.masterplumbers.com/plumbing/plumbviews/copper.html

      http://www.masterplumbers.com/plumbing/plumbviews/watersupply.html

      This should help with you with your questions.
      Other wise feel free to contact me . SylvanLMP

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