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Old 02-02-2011, 11:29 PM   #1
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im no plumber but i can do basic repairs........im also a cheap mofo so my question to you is can you use old copper pipe thats been sitting around for a while??? .................i have some lengths of pipe that were never used but theyre all green and nasty looking inside, should i just toss them and buy new


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If used for an outdoor hose bid, go ahead, but I think you know the answer if you were to use it for potable water.

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Copper is paying pretty good at the recycle centers. prolly more then you originally paid for it. Cash it in and buy some new pipe
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If used for an outdoor hose bid, go ahead, but I think you know the answer if you were to use it for potable water.
even if its only been sitting around for about a year and a half??? maybe nasty was the wrong word but its deff green lookin.........
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Run a shotgun brush down it, thoroughly clean the tarnish for solder connections, and use it. If it not thin wall tubing.
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Go for it just disinfect it before using it run some chloride solution through it to kill any germs. If it' s type M it's not worth it however of it's K or L definitely.

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