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    Default Flexi-water pipes , ok for shower plumbing?

    Hi all,

    I want to relocate my shower head pipe and wish to use the flexi braided water pipes (you see in bunnings) in part of the plumbing , i notice the bore of the pipe is smaller than the 15mm copper i have already installed. If i use this pipe will the flexi-pipe cause a bottle-neck in my shower head flow? Or is using flex-pipe bad practice and i should stick to copper (or even hep20)?
    Thanks for any advice!

    Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by jambo000 View Post
    Hi all,

    I want to relocate my shower head pipe and wish to use the flexi braided water pipes (you see in bunnings) in part of the plumbing , i notice the bore of the pipe is smaller than the 15mm copper i have already installed. If i use this pipe will the flexi-pipe cause a bottle-neck in my shower head flow? Or is using flex-pipe bad practice and i should stick to copper (or even hep20)?
    Thanks for any advice!

    Jim
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    Especially not a flexi!!! Worst thing you could do.
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    i found one in a wall the other week. on a hot water line, a 450mm hooker between 2 x no3s. only reason i can guess is the bloke ran out of copper and didnt want to buy another length.
    ps. by the way the hooker wasnt leaking, we were renovating the bathroom. looked like it had been there at least 8 to 10 years. still, anyone who puts one in a wall needs shooting.

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    Thats pretty ordinary.
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