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Old 12-10-2011, 06:38 PM   #1
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Hi everyone, been browsing for a while as I undertake a huge DIY project, but have hit my first roadblock.

Midnight plumbers took all the copper out of the house I am re-doing. Finally time to tackle the water supply. I had assumed it was flexible copper coming up through the basement slab. However, my pipe cutters were not working on it, so I used (eek) a hacksaw on it instead. To my surprised, the cross-section was silver in color.

My immediate reaction was that it must be galvanized. But the pipe is extremely flexible, and not threaded. Any ideas from the brilliant crowd here. I am stumped…


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Old 12-10-2011, 06:41 PM   #2
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There is no flexable galvinized or steel pipe. Need a picture.

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Old 12-10-2011, 06:43 PM   #3
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you have a lead water service ,companys like utilitie equipment sell lead to copper adaptprs
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Old 12-10-2011, 09:37 PM   #4
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Joe, that's what I thought too, hence the confusion.

Plummen, that certainly sounds like it. I'll grabs picture tomorrow when I remember to bring the camera.

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