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What type of Pipe is best?

While one can only dream for your home to have pipes that last forever, it is important to find the best type of pipe systems for your residence. Nowadays, the decision of picking the proper pipe systems is a difficult one because of the variety of different materials and benefits each can have. However, there is no need to stress over this decision. A&R will give you the run down on your next pipe installation.

Copper is the original standard of piping since after the 1960’s, and many of those lines are still going to this day. They are very non-corroding, and because of their durability, they are the premium choice. Environmentally they are fantastic because they do not contain any lead which won’t pollute your drinking water plus your old piping can be recycled or even sold for scrap. But the market value is what brings the disadvantage to copper. It is a globally traded commodity, and currently, the prices are only going up so if you want to use copper be prepared to spend in the thousands if you choose this option. The general rate is $285 for 100 feet.

If you are the Do-It-Yourself kind of individual, you might want to consider Chlorinated Polyvinyl Chloride (or in layman’s terms) CPVC. This type of material is very closely related to PVC piping but adds chlorine to its material makeup to make it safe for drinking water. It is rather simple to install. A saw, adhesives, and some instructions will lead to a day or two of home labor. Plus, at the price of $50 for 100 feet, it makes it very attractive for people who aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty.

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