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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

Advice
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.

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

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