Home Improvement Asked on January 7, 2022
I installed PPR pipes in my house for water supply and now after investing so much of money and time a person today told me that plastic pipes are not good enough as they burst in freezing temperatures( we live in freezing temperatures and normally it dips 5 degrees Celsius below zero in winters). And also said that if hot water from a geyser(a water boiler) passes through them then the water stinks of the plastic!
From listening to this I’m very anxious and depressed. Has the money been wasted?
I’ve added a picture which has the details written on it, the right one is more detailed.
Any help is appreciated.
God bless you.
PPR, like PEX and unlike PVC, is a freeze-tolerant material; however, that doesn't mean that pipes made from it should be allowed to freeze on a routine basis. I would start by adding pipe insulation (foam pipe insulation is available as prefab, "peel and stick" pieces) provided these are not irrigation pipes, which should be drained/blown out for the winter season anyway. I am baffled as to how you wound up with plumbing runs on the outside of your house, though...
Answered by ThreePhaseEel on January 7, 2022
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