Copper Pipe Fails in 10 Years, ePIPE Chosen to Provide Long-Term Solution to Prevent Pinhole Leaks

The Problem: The Olive Tree Apartments in Van Nuys, CA was experiencing pinhole leaks throughout the 154 unit complex. The complex, originally built using galvanized pipe for its potable water piping, was repiped with copper pipe, just 10 years ago. The owners were shocked when the 10 year old copper pipe recently started experincing pinhole leaks throughout the property.

The number of leaks was so great that the owners of the property received a letter from their insurance stating that they were on the brink of being cancelled unless they repiped or choose an alternative method such as ePIPE. Given the rapid failure of the copper pipes they were already experiencing, and known issues with the use of PEX piping, they immediately decided against the repipe option and chose ePIPE’s patented leak protection technology

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