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#110966 - 08/14/06 08:36 PM PVC Water Pipe
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Registered: 10/07/00
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Loc: NY, USA
Everyone has heard about it but, few have seen it.

GEC to pvc water pipes.

Alan Nadon

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#110967 - 08/14/06 09:39 PM Re: PVC Water Pipe
Larry Fine Offline

Registered: 02/18/05
Posts: 684
Loc: 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
Fine Electric Co.

#110968 - 08/15/06 05:54 PM Re: PVC Water Pipe
ShockMe77 Offline

Registered: 06/11/05
Posts: 823
Loc: Rahway, New Jersey
Nothing like a low impedance path leading to a piece of plastic!

#110969 - 08/15/06 06:09 PM Re: PVC Water Pipe
Luketrician Offline

Registered: 07/08/06
Posts: 273
Loc: 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!
Luke Clarke
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#110970 - 08/20/06 03:42 PM Re: PVC Water Pipe
Alan Nadon Offline

Registered: 03/10/05
Posts: 398
Loc: 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 - 08/20/06 09:17 PM Re: PVC Water Pipe
NORCAL Offline

Registered: 09/25/02
Posts: 807
That is not PVC pipe its polybutylene,also was the object of a large recall.

#110972 - 08/23/06 10:11 AM Re: PVC Water Pipe
RSmike Offline

Registered: 11/27/02
Posts: 130
Loc: 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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