David Oxhandler Wrote:
> Call a local plumbing supply or try Lowes or Home
> Depot in the plumbing fitting section...there are
> compression fittings specially made to connect
> copper to CPVC. Theyt are easy to install and
> fairly inexpencive
> Be aware that many home copper or steel water pipe
> systems were used as grounding for electrical
> wiring. CPVC is not a good conductor, so changing
> to it may change your grounding system. Check with
> an electrician if you think you've broken the
> continuity of your electrical grounding.
You are so right,
I did notice wires screwed onto the pipe, but I think it is the cold water, and that would be fine, since I am only replacing the hot. I think I will take a photo of the present configuration and post it here and take to Lowe's/HD. When the plumber had taken off the old rusty pipe connection from the pipe coming up from underneath the house, part of the threaded portion broke off and he was afraid the new connection would not hold but leak. Well, he put enough pipe tape on it and it worked. Since that is the connection for the hot water, it will have to go and that is the connection I am concerned to connect the copper and CPVC.
On another thought, I discovered that each of the pipe connections under the house under each sink has a 2 x 4 between two joists as a support. This is nailed in and very solid (not bad for a 1976 model). I will either have to cut that out and replace after putting in new pipe, or find a way to work around it. Do you think this should be left in place, or can I remove to replace the pipe?
Thanks, and I look forward to hearing your reply!