Re: Copper vs CPVC vs Pex - which to use?
Which was exactly my point. Life is not about avoiding or eliminating risks, but is about managing them. In everything we do, we must consider the consequences, both short- and long-term. We need to make ourselves aware of the risks we face, and decide what to do based on the riskiness of the choices.
Originally Posted by A. Spruce
This means accepting the responsibility for the risks we take, and not demanding that society compensate us for our ills. There may not be a perfect solution. Nobody said life would be fair.
Anytime someone attempts to create fear, uncertainty, and doubt by only listing the bad things of product A and only the good things of product B, I cannot trust their recommendation. There is no product out there that can be said to be perfectly safe or have no impact on health, society, and the environment.
Personally? I don't have a problem with PEX. Or copper, either. I believe that the risks of using plastics are overstated and are no greater (though different) than the risks of using traditional materials.
The "Senior Member" designation under my name doesn't mean I know a lot, it just means I talk a lot.I've been a DIYer since I was 12 (thanks, Dad!). I have read several books on various home improvement topics. I do not have any current code books I can refer to. I was an apprentice plumber for two years.