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Old 03-15-2015, 09:41 PM   #1
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Hello all. I have a well tank in a crawl space. The galvanized pipe comes from the well tank and connects to cooper pipe here. I have heard it is wise to convert all this to PEX because of well water. Is that true? If so how do I make this initial connection at the galvanized T here in the picture.
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Are you having issue with the copper leaking? The only reason to convert it is if you have very acidic water and it is eating your copper pipes. This would be indicated by pinhole leaks appearing in the copper.
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Hello all. I have a well tank in a crawl space. The galvanized pipe comes from the well tank and connects to cooper pipe here. I have heard it is wise to convert all this to PEX because of well water. Is that true? If so how do I make this initial connection at the galvanized T here in the picture.
Ayuh,.... I'd replace all the Galvanized pipe with pex, because if it ain't yet, it's gonna rot/ rust out,....
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The galvanized metal and copper are two dissimilar metals they tend to eat each other out. Copper usually loses the war first.
Do what moxie says and cut out the green copper.
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I guess I should have the well water tested, but I was thinking of removing all the copper and replacing it with PEX because it is a well. However, I have not noticed any holes or deterioration of the copper. I just do not know how to get started. The well has a tank with a rubber hose coming from it
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I would have the water tested first as suggested in post 2. Go from there.

I agree, eventually time will catch up with your plumbing and you will need to do the upgrade as others have suggested at some point. If you're trying to be proactive and want to do it now, I can understand that as well. Your call. Can't really tell by the pic, but I would support the tank better.

However, If nothing is leaking, no pinholes in pipe, and everything is working fine as you say, then leave it alone until it becomes necessary, then do the upgrade. Just a suggestion.
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Ayuh,... The black plastic pipe from the well is fine,....

The pressure tank needs a spot dug out, 'n a platform of PT wood or concrete leveled, 'n put under it,....

The galvanized pipe only looks to be a couple feet long, I'd ditch it, 'n go pex, or even the black plastic, like comin' from the well,...

'n if that's the worst lookin' copper ya got, I'd cut that couple inches off, 'n sweat on a new adapter to transition from whatever ya replace the galvanized with,...
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