Can anyone tell me what kind of pipe is best for residential plumbing- my plumber is using plastic not copper and the pipes to the sinks and tubs are only 1/2 inch - is that kind of small?- house is 4500 sq ft if it matters.:confused:
We are worried about water pressure and taking too long to fill the garden tub.
I'm staying with copper pipe. I know too much about plastics and remember the PBT debacle too well to endorse PET until it has been in use for 50 yrs.
As Bonus said, 1/2" is standard and should fill the tub as fast as it's ever been filled. If you are using standard bath fixtures, all is well. If you are installing a Jacuzzi tub for 4 or a shower with 4 or more heads, you may want to rethink the plumbing to that bath.
The larger the house, the more critical plumbing becomes if you are using a standard water heater configuration.