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Old 10-09-2012, 06:58 PM   #16
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just a side can have a flow reduction any water system..copper.pex. galvanized, or whatever material you use.....if its not sized properly ....ben sr....


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Old 10-09-2012, 07:01 PM   #17
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Thanks am sure that any will be better than the 50 year old galvanized. Wonder now about insurance? Amica in particuler?
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PEX has so many advantages---especially in a remodel situation---seriously consider it----
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Old 10-09-2012, 09:20 PM   #19
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PEX has so many advantages---especially in a remodel situation---seriously consider it----
Just did a repipe today on a house, I couldn't roll over underneath the damn place, and I am 6'0" a buck eighty ; not a big guy. If I had to do that with copper, it probably would have taken at least 2 days..... having to pull all the insulation down just to be able to solder joints, and then put it back up after.... no thanks. Copper is great, but pex has it's place too. <3 pex bandwagon today.
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Old 10-10-2012, 12:04 AM   #20
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I did a replumb of my house about a year ago with PEX and did have some experience with strong plasticy taste, and in some cases odor. The taste and odor were definitely related to how long the water stayed in the pipes. On the filp side they went away over time, or if usage went up. I stopped noticing the odor after a few months. The taste took around 9 months to go away. Though I did notice a few hints after coming back from vacation. After that initial time frame, if you don't notice the difference between drinking from metal and plastic water bottles, you won't notice the difference from the pipes.

As I mentioned, usage also makes the taste/odor go away. About a month after the replumb my parents came to visit. So my 1 bathroom house went from supporting just myself, to the three of us. For the duration of the visit, I only noticed the barest hints of taste/odor if I was the first to use something in the morning. As soon as they were gone the taste & odor came back just a bit below where they were before their visit.


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