Hot Water Heater: Piping Preference

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  1. Jan 10, 2020 #1

    PrecisionPlum

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    What is your preference:

    1) A "Hard" soldered copper pipe connection?

    2) A Flexible corrugated copper pipe connection?

    Why?
     
  2. Jan 11, 2020 #2

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    rigid connection
    the flex's are very very thin copper, thinner than
    type dwv copper. and are prone to leaking
     
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    You don’t say where this will be located.

    Some places require flex connections.

    Other places forbid them.

    Some plumbers prefer the flex copper.

    Others think it is junk.

    Some like to use the braided hoses.

    Others say they fail or give off black deposits.

    So lots of variables, in opinion, code, application, location, preference, etc.
     
  4. Jan 20, 2020 #4

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    Any thoughts on the No-Burst Braided Hose water heater connectors?
     
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    I do not use them.


    https://topclassactions.com/lawsuit...r-faces-class-action-bursting-no-burst-lines/

    Fluidmaster Faces Class Action Over Bursting ‘NO-BURST’ Lines
    Fluidmaster breached warranties, was negligent, violated consumer protection laws and unlawfully profited from the sale of the defective supply lines.

    “These NO-BURST water supply lines burst because Fluidmaster uses an inferior grade of stainless steel that is susceptible to corrosion from everyday household cleaners that are expected to be used and stored in close proximity to the water supply lines,” Smith alleges in his class action lawsuit.

     
  6. Jan 21, 2020 #6

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    Thank you for your feedback.
     
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    I once bumped a flexible water line to a toilet, and it cracked. I've been leery of them since.
    Seems that after enough time the plastic gets brittle.
     
  9. Jan 22, 2020 at 12:51 AM #9

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    I replace all my flexible supply lines every 5 years. I consider it just good insurance.
     
  10. Jan 22, 2020 at 11:51 AM #10

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    I use poly supply lines with a nylon ferrule

    or

    1/4'' type l copper and a 3/8'' brass nose cone
     

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