This customer contacted us because they were unhappy with their last plumbing contractor. This is the cooling piping headers for their yogurt making machines. Notice the curve of the wall. We had to make this pipe on site. After prefabricating the header on a straight copper pipe, we softened it and then bent it by wrapping it around the wall. We then installed clear plastic blocking and strapped the assembly to the plastic for a clean and healthy installation, healthy because by using the plastic blocking, there is little to no place for dirt and bacteria to adhere to.

      

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This customer contacted us distraught. Their irrigation system which provides water for their horses and fields had a habit of bursting and breaking piping. Notice the glue joint below the #5 valve has failed. Similar issues were occurring about every 6 months for the last year and a half. We evaluated piping layout and discovered that location of water hammer arrestor would not provide proper protection against possible water hammer. Water hammer occurs when a valve closes, the momentum of the water in the pipe stops suddenly and sends a shock wave backwards. At times this force can be so great that it breaks or pushes pipes and joints apart. We also did not like the thickness or schedule of the pipe being used. With the pressures and hammering possible we suggested that we increase the schedule of pipe from 40 to 80 and install a new water hammer arrestor in the proper location. Customer has not had any breaks since our installation which occurred in 2009.

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