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Do you prefer your water mains be pvc or copper?

Answer examples and advice for how to answer this interview question for a Plumber interview

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As you may know, there is some debate between PVC and copper for the use in water mains. Be sure to pick a side and then explain your answer.

Do you prefer your water mains be pvc or copper?
Answer example

"I prefer copper pipes as I feel that PVC isn’t always the safest choice. Many people are concerned that the chemicals used in the production of CPVC may cause health issues when exposed to heat. I find copper to be a safer choice especially when there will be consumption of water from those pipes."

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Do you prefer your water mains be pvc or copper?
1.
Depends, pvc is used for a natural water source compared to copper, a lot of chemicals in many humans create.
2.
PVC, as pvc is much quicker and way cheaper by far.
3.
PVC, as pvc is much quicker and way cheaper by far.
4.
Of course copper pvc is not much for heating cpvc yes of course.
5.
I prefer pvc pipes, it's cheap and easy to install.
6.
Pvc because they are installed easier and faster also it is much much cheaper to replace and fix.
7.
Copper pvc is illegal to use for domestic water.
8.
I prefer pvc because I dont work on copper.
9.
Hot water line I go CPVC pipe, cold water line I go for UPVC pipe line.
10.
Pvc under the building and just inside the building then change to copper pretty much instantly with a stop tap.
11.
I would choose PVC because you don't need any fittings so there is less chance of leaks.
12.
For whatever reason I have had bad luck with pic water mains so I prefer copper.
13.
Ya ill prefer depends upon the site conditon.
14.
Copper does not leave the plastic after taste that PVC does. I also trust sweating or pressing copper over gluing PVC.
15.
Copper because it's more durable.
16.
Depends upon the usage and cost.
17.
Copper because it can use hot and cold water.
18.
Of course copper pvc is not much for heating cpvc yes of course.
19.
It mainly depends on the client. If he is ready to invest more money then Copper pipe is prefered.

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