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Message No. 15764, Started by gravity on 04/09/05
What is the main reason for replacing the copper pipes in bathrooms with the polymeric materials.
1. is it because Polymers  are easy to bent  during installation or
2. is it because Copper or (metals in general) are highly corrosive compared to polymers?

Note: I am only interested in the 'main' reason.

Please help.
Gravity ( a sophomore in the University of Cape Town)
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Follow-up Messages (14)
Thanks for the contribution from all of you 'guyz.' I've learned a lot fro...
No. 15845, Posted by gravity on 04/19/05, 04:14 PST.
Thanks for the contribution from all of you 'guyz.' I've learned a lot fro...
No. 15844, Posted by gravity on 04/19/05, 04:14 PST.
Regarding copper in the ground I would beg to differ based on two sources o...
No. 15842, Posted by neilhamilton on 04/18/05, 18:08 PST.
I dint mean to say you where wrong at all. Its only the person that putted ...
No. 15789, Posted by Sjoerdtje on 04/11/05, 07:04 PST.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but you are saying copper is superior, but more ex...
No. 15788, Posted by b1ueshift on 04/11/05, 06:53 PST.
I do not think we are talking about an opinion here. If we look why copper ...
No. 15784, Posted by Sjoerdtje on 04/11/05, 05:50 PST.
Sjoerdtje's got a few different ideas and I'm not suprised. Which is cheap...
No. 15781, Posted by b1ueshift on 04/11/05, 00:12 PST.
As i read it right we're talking about bathrooms here not about industrial ...
No. 15780, Posted by Sjoerdtje on 04/10/05, 23:14 PST.
I would say that different people might do the same thing with completely d...
No. 15777, Posted by b1ueshift on 04/10/05, 18:15 PST.
blueshift, you missed my point, corrosion can be defined as a cost of owner...
No. 15775, Posted by rorschach on 04/10/05, 17:27 PST.
The reasons are equally valid (cost and corrosion resistance). The reason ...
No. 15774, Posted by b1ueshift on 04/10/05, 08:02 PST.
don't forget that the cost per pound of copper is astronomical compared to ...
No. 15768, Posted by rorschach on 04/09/05, 21:46 PST.
for large diameter pipes copper would be prohibitively expensive ! They wou...
No. 15766, Posted by gerdb on 04/09/05, 19:36 PST.
PVC is easier to cut, easier to join, easier to carry than is copper. Tha...
No. 15765, Posted by gearloose on 04/09/05, 16:07 PST.
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