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#110966 - 08/14/06 11:36 PM PVC Water Pipe  
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Everyone has heard about it but, few have seen it.

GEC to pvc water pipes.

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#110967 - 08/15/06 12:39 AM Re: PVC Water Pipe  
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Richmond, VA
It looks like the original clamp was reattached to a replacement pipe, which was cut at floor level. Or is that a crawl-space shot where a spigot was removed for relocation because of an addition?

Larry Fine
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#110968 - 08/15/06 08:54 PM Re: PVC Water Pipe  
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Rahway, New Jersey
Nothing like a low impedance path leading to a piece of plastic!

#110969 - 08/15/06 09:09 PM Re: PVC Water Pipe  
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Sale Creek, TN USA
What a great site this is, just like reading the "funnies" in the paper. I go to ecn to get a good laugh. Thanks ECN!

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#110970 - 08/20/06 06:42 PM Re: PVC Water Pipe  
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Elkhart, IN. USA
Landlord replaced all the old metal water pipes because they leaked. This stub went throught the wall just below the floor joist.

If it was easy, anyone could do it.

#110971 - 08/21/06 12:17 AM Re: PVC Water Pipe  
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That is not PVC pipe its polybutylene,also was the object of a large recall.

#110972 - 08/23/06 01:11 PM Re: PVC Water Pipe  
RSmike  Offline
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Holland, MI USA
What's worse, the fact that someone actually went through the trouble to put the clamp around the pipe or the fact that they failed to properly secure it AND the fact that the set screw is missing. Perhaps if it was put around that brass fitting.


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