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Old 11-03-2013, 05:32 PM   #1
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Ok this idiot channeled out concrete and relocated the baseboard copper pipe in it. Well was told copper can't touch the concrete and should replace it with Pex. Well I was also told to wrap the bottom half with insulation( could not wrap the entire pipe because the top would have been above the floor) and use a high heat spray paint to coat the top part. As you can see this is what I did. Will that paint react with the copper? Thanks.
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Old 11-03-2013, 05:54 PM   #2
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The paint will be fine. The problem area however is the bottom of the pipe where it contacts the concrete. The problem is the acids in the concrete will eat at the copper and create a leak. It take 5 years. It take 35 years.

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The paint will be fine. The problem area however is the bottom of the pipe where it contacts the concrete. The problem is the acids in the concrete will eat at the copper and create a leak. It take 5 years. It take 35 years.
The middle to bottom half is wrapped in insulation. I cut the insulation in half and wrapped it . It was the top half that was not covered so I was told I can use the high heat engine spray paint to protect the cooper. We are putting tiles over but have to put thinset down over the copper pipe or do you recommend something else? Thanks
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Lay some plastic over the painted pipe and get the tile work done--

While not ideal, I've seen this type of instal last a long,long time----by the time a failure occurs you will be to old to care----
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What is the nest stuff to lay over the plastic/pipe for the tile to adhere to. Thanks
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Just cut a strip of plastic sheet and tuck it around the pipe----pack the void with some modified thinset---let that set up--and then set your tile----
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Just cut a strip of plastic sheet and tuck it around the pipe----pack the void with some modified thinset---let that set up--and then set your tile----
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