lincolnmania wrote:ok so the cpvc would be fine then? i only use cpvc for hot water.....copper is just too expensive these days....i'm sure i'm making some pipefitters shreik lol
I guess I'm just "old school". I prefer copper.
Where I live the water is very hard with some iron content. I finally was able to afford a water softener a few years ago. It's made a world of difference, esp. with laundry, the dishwasher, I can wash my car or truck without it being covered in lime stains (using towels to dry them made it worse-the laundered towels were loaded with lime from the water). Cleaning the bathtub was a chore, first hot water and phosphoric acid to remove the lime, then scrubbing. I actually had the toilet
clog up with calcium carbonate! It wouldn't flush properly. A few hours with hot water and acid cleared it up. All the outlets under the rim were clogged.
Many industrial settings with hard water soften all or just the hot water, esp. commercial laundries. And a shower with very hard water really hurts, you have to just let the water dribble out of the shower head!
So what's wrong with water softeners?