Copper Pipe Installation
One of those factors is the age of your plumbing. The solder used on older homes for copper pipes usually contained lead. This means that you should usually let you water run for a little while in the morning before using it to cook or to drink it.
Lead solder also requires a different type of solder be used for repairs. If you use standard solder, it usually won’t stick very well. Also, heating the solder up too much can release harmful gases.
Nowadays, copper pipes are fitted very easily and safely. The use of shark-bite fittings has made their installation and repairs very easy and clean.