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60 years of hydrogen sulfide corrosion
Had to do an emergency repair at my parents’ 1961 house yesterday. They are on a shallow well with a decent amount of hydrogen sulfide. I have been in this crawlspace helping dad chase rotten copper since I was 8 years old (now 36). It is one of those where your chest hits the joists when taking a deep breath... He is too worn out to crawl in there anymore, so it was all me. Used sweat-on PEX adapters and grafted a new reducing tee in with pex running 10’ or so out to better copper. Just another whack-a-mole.
Pump stays running, you know there is a problem. One advantage of a jet pump over a submersible.
All needs replaced with PEX, but money is a problem for them unfortunately. The copper is at most .01” thick with a .1” thick layer of black corrosion internally.
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