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2006-06-19 20:56:35.478093+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

While it may indeed be true that "Happiness is a warm Uzi", it's also pressurizing a copper plumbing system with upwards of twenty new solder joints and discovering that the only leak is where there wasn't quite enough tape in one of the screw-on valve connections.

Puzzlement, however, is rewiring the 220v dryer hookup and getting shocked, even though the breakers were clearly off. I think the cause was a floating neutral, and I immediately yanked the fuse block before going further.

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#Comment Re: made: 2006-06-21 13:51:27.355229+00 by: hananc

Why don't you use PEX pipe-in-pipe for plumbing?

In Israel it's the standard.

#Comment Re: made: 2006-06-21 15:08:48.276526+00 by: Dan Lyke

Hmmm... Because I've never seen it before, and because given my experiences with PVC in plumbing applications I'd be reluctant to commit to a plastic like polyethylene on my drinking water supply.

But maybe that second reason is just an excuse. I think I'd have to read a lot of articles like this and convince myself that situations like this didn't apply to the manufacturing process of whatever pipes I bought.

Somehow I'm not sure that that's less work than just using copper with silver solder.