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Old 01-15-2016, 04:55 PM
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Re: Water pipes in the home - tale of disaster!

Decided to have the existing pipes lined with epoxy. Had 2 quotes for copper or PEX and had a tour of the likely holes/trenches that would have to be patched following a new pipe installation. Not encouraging, particularly with a 2-story house.

It was a 2 3/4 day process that was just completed, and so far all water pressure and flow is unchanged. The house was a labyrinth of hoses from manifolds leading to every hot/cold water outlet. New shutoff valves and tubing to all fixtures were installed.

One factor, of course is the safety of the birds. The re-lining system cleans and roughens the pipe interior walls for better bonding and is done with a fine sand under pressure. It is a totally closed system with no hint of escape of anything noxious or otherwise.

Not really keen to drink from epoxy lines, however - nor is the tap water palatable. A whole-house water treatment system will simply flow purified water through the epoxy lined pipes! I ordered a hot/cold dispenser that draws from 5-gallon drums. Rather than have a service deliver bi-weekly, I discovered a nearby "water store" that has an advanced reverse-osmosis system onsite. They sell BPA-free containers and have a half dozen spigots as well as a cleaning station. Best of all, water is 30 cents/gallon - far cheaper than delivery. All I have to do is take the jugs and refill myself. They also dispense alkaline water, touted as helping prevent cancer, though that notion is rather controversial!!

if anyone is contemplating pipe lining with epoxy, send me a PM. They are nationally known and have franchises globally. I was very happy with the professionalism of the 3 workers - every path they took was lined with thick paper and cleaned afterwards.
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Old 01-15-2016, 07:45 PM
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Re: Water pipes in the home - tale of disaster!

Sounds like you found the best possible solution, Scott. I'm glad the monumental task is finished. I hope that's the last of your plumbing problems.
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Re: Water pipes in the home - tale of disaster!

Quote: Originally Posted by Scott View Post
Decided to have the existing pipes lined with epoxy. Had 2 quotes for copper or PEX and had a tour of the likely holes/trenches that would have to be patched following a new pipe installation. Not encouraging, particularly with a 2-story house.

It was a 2 3/4 day process that was just completed, and so far all water pressure and flow is unchanged. The house was a labyrinth of hoses from manifolds leading to every hot/cold water outlet. New shutoff valves and tubing to all fixtures were installed.

One factor, of course is the safety of the birds. The re-lining system cleans and roughens the pipe interior walls for better bonding and is done with a fine sand under pressure. It is a totally closed system with no hint of escape of anything noxious or otherwise.

Not really keen to drink from epoxy lines, however - nor is the tap water palatable. A whole-house water treatment system will simply flow purified water through the epoxy lined pipes! I ordered a hot/cold dispenser that draws from 5-gallon drums. Rather than have a service deliver bi-weekly, I discovered a nearby "water store" that has an advanced reverse-osmosis system onsite. They sell BPA-free containers and have a half dozen spigots as well as a cleaning station. Best of all, water is 30 cents/gallon - far cheaper than delivery. All I have to do is take the jugs and refill myself. They also dispense alkaline water, touted as helping prevent cancer, though that notion is rather controversial!!

if anyone is contemplating pipe lining with epoxy, send me a PM. They are nationally known and have franchises globally. I was very happy with the professionalism of the 3 workers - every path they took was lined with thick paper and cleaned afterwards.
Glad you have it worked out.
About a year ago Had to seriously do something with my water.
Gotten one of those 5 filter reverse osmosis systems. and a softner.
Now the water is crystal clear and taste good. Got to have good water for the family and of course my birds.

I'm sure everyone has seen the national head lines of the water problem in Flint Michigan, about an hour South east of me. That water is so bad that there is
suits against the government and criminal charges being sought against our governor for covering it up.
Now The congress and even president is paying a visit. Pretty bad situation down there with the water.
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Re: Water pipes in the home - tale of disaster!

Scott, I am so glad that is done! What a shame about the taste of your water. Our city water is terrible, and I love our reverse osmosis machine. So the trip is still on?!?!
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Old 01-16-2016, 01:23 PM
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Re: Water pipes in the home - tale of disaster!

Quote: Originally Posted by Terry57 View Post
Scott, I am so glad that is done! What a shame about the taste of your water. Our city water is terrible, and I love our reverse osmosis machine. So the trip is still on?!?!
Thanks, me too! You bet the trip is on, the only far-fetched hitch would be a flight cancellation or weather catastrophe! Arrival and departure times as per the PM! Can't wait!!
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Old 01-16-2016, 01:29 PM
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Re: Water pipes in the home - tale of disaster!

I'm so excited!!! Will pray for good weather for your trip We're looking so forward to this!
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Old 01-16-2016, 03:08 PM
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Re: Water pipes in the home - tale of disaster!

Quote: Originally Posted by Terry57 View Post
I'm so excited!!! Will pray for good weather for your trip We're looking so forward to this!
Looks great so far... no significant weather other than the cold! Gonna warm up through the week and forecast low/high is -11C/12F to -3C/26F.

Me too!!
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