2013-06-20

Water Piping Material

Not really up for a detailed market summary, but here are a few points learnt for consideration.
  • metal or polymer pipes all corrode, eventually
  • metal has an solubility advantage where water is hot, but some PE/PEX materials can take hot water too
  • polymer has an solubility advantage where water is softer, or has lower pH
  • polymer should never be exposed to UV (i.e. try your best to keep it indoors)
  • polybutene-1 has had a problem attributed to reactivity with halogen ions
I actually have been starting to think that glass piping would be an awesomely novel design choice.

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