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Old 11-04-2009, 01:53 PM   #1
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I need to replace a 15' section of 2" cooper pipe that is in a concrete floor,I'd rather not have to dig up the floor so I'm running the pipe over head. what can I use instead of cooper,it's for hot water that feed a bank of washers

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As far as I know, PVC is the only alternative to copper for water, and only in certain instances - never indoors and only for COLD water.

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www.pexsupply.com/ I found this stuff check it out.
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I need to replace a 15' section of 2" copper pipe that is in a concrete floor,I'd rather not have to dig up the floor so I'm running the pipe over head. what can I use instead of cooper,it's for hot water that feed a bank of washers
I don't think that you have much of a choice. In some areas you can have PVC indoors, but only sch40. But again, only for cold water. PEX can come in 2", but it can be hard to get fittings and tools. I would check with your local plumbing inspector to see what would be an acceptable alternative to copper. I would go with copper myself. It will be the best choice in the long run.
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Instead of cooper pipe


Use CPVC. PEX is great, but as said before, getting the proper tools to install PEX can be a bit of a problem. This is especially true if you only need to do a one time install. Unlike PVC (polyvinyl chloride), CPVC (Chlorinated polyvinyl chloride) is suitable for both hot and cold domestic water and can be used indoors. In addition it is relatively easy to install. Be sure you have the piping supported every 4' for your horizontal run. Any good plumbing supply house will have everything you need.

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