Wednesday, 19 March 2008

copper v. plastic --correction per brad

i just got an email from the famous brad wood. he clarified some things...

turns out black plastic is a NO NO!!! the plastic he was referring to is called "PEX, they use red for the hot lines and blue for the cold lines. It's slightly flexible and requires no jointing. Also, correction. The manufacturing process of PEX (or any plastic) is not necessarily green, but when you look at the life cycle impacts, plastic performs very well in performance, transportation, and extraction (copper requires heavy mining)."

so i guess i wasn't listening as closely as i should have. but now at least i can make sure the plumber uses the right stuff.

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