Plumbing Supply Lines – The Good, the Bad, and the PVC

10 Apr

After the larger PVC drain lines were installed, plumbing supply lines started appearing. The problem was, these also were PVC, which caused us some concern. It’s not that PVC (or CPVC for the hot water lines) are bad, necessarily (they meet code requirements), but it wasn’t what we understood would be installed.

We check in on the house and check in with Dave and the guys every day, so we saw the PVC supply lines a day after they began creeping around the house like kudzu climbing an Alabama telephone pole (sorry – I think I’m channeling Ross Perot).

Here’s where these puppies first materialized, snaking across the main floor via the increasingly crowded bulkhead:

This was a puzzlement, inasmuch as we anticipated copper supply lines, like any self-respecting homeowners.

The response by the GC was, gratifyingly, pretty quick.

See ya, PVC:

PVC supply lines out, copper in:

This is either the cold or hot water supply line going to the master and guest baths upstairs:

This was only the start of installation of the pluming supply lines – more on the completed rough-in on this element in a future post.


Posted by on April 10, 2012 in Plumbing


2 responses to “Plumbing Supply Lines – The Good, the Bad, and the PVC

  1. sz

    April 11, 2012 at 11:02 am

    Hey Kevin- What’s with the PVC supply lines? Is your contractor short copper?

    • Kevin

      April 12, 2012 at 9:51 pm

      I think my contractor is shortING copper on the open market . . .


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