Originally Posted by desertsun41
I honestly have not seen it in the south west and the north east nor on the east coast. I will only say though I have been in plumbing supply stores, I never walked into where they stock the pipes. Where the hell are they still using cast iron? How does cost effectiveness, time consuming and degree of difficulty does using cast iron rate on the stupid scale?
Pvc pipe is illegal in 3 stories and above.Main reason is the poisonous fumes given off in a fire.If your above the fire your dead before any fire or smoke that you can see gets there.Any fire departments that have to respond above 3 stories have made it illegal for the safety(ability to live)of the firemen and they also like the ability to carry out victims who have a chance to be alive.Isn't that stoopid?
If one isn't a plumber you would be surprised what behind the counter that you can't see.
In one story houses in the northeast i have seen pvc in the basement with woodstoves.By the time there is a little fire starting and the pvc starts melting and smoldering the occupants are dead before the call goes into the house.So pvc has obvious risks including unnecessary loss of life.I myself installed recessed sprinkler heads in my home.Completely unnecessary according to code.Oh,...and sprinklers can sometimes go off and damage your stuff.But i'm going off topic,...my bad.
Did i mention no hub is quiet?You can even have a stoopid person flush the toilet and not hear it.