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pin holes in copper pipes

Posted By: Doug Biondi
Thursday, 20 May 1999, at 3:15 p.m.

The area that we live in has had a problem with copper water supply pipes developing pinhole leaks. The pinholes always form in the top of a vertical run of pipe. The city water supplier has investigated and concluded that the water in this area is not the problem. Rather, they state that the "M" grade of pipe is of inferior quality and have restricted it's use by ordinance. Seems like to me that they are trying to pass the buck. While the thicker grades of pipe are more resistant to pinholes I believe that in time they will leak also. Has any other areas experienced similar problems with copper plumbing, and what are some of the possible causes for these problems? Are there any preventative measures that can be taken? Will installing a water softner help?

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