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Itís Your Money => Building in the Philippines => Topic started by: BC Boy on December 06, 2009, 05:55:25 PM

Title: Salty water + steel pipes= Fail
Post by: BC Boy on December 06, 2009, 05:55:25 PM
Main line into house was exposed and where it enters the house through cement has rusted and a pin hole leak. I hope its just because its exposed to the air and not because the pipes are rusting from the inside out from water with some salt content. Makes me wonder whats happening with all the pipes in the house cast in concrete walls.† :-\\
Title: Re: Salty water + steel pipes= Fail
Post by: RUFUS on December 07, 2009, 02:29:42 AM
It is not the salt.
It is a caustic reaction from the high levels of DHMO present in the pipes.
Very nasty substance...try to avoid it as much as possible.









(sorry Dave, couldn\'t resist)† ;D
Title: Re: Salty water + steel pipes= Fail
Post by: BC Boy on December 07, 2009, 02:57:17 AM
It is not the salt.
It is a caustic reaction from the high levels of DHMO present in the pipes.
Very nasty substance...try to avoid it as much as possible.

This does not sound good.....Nasty as in dont shower or wash dishes with?



I had problems with our gate hinges rusting. So, I had them replaced with stainless steel fittings! They don\'t rust anymore! Stainless steel fittings aren\'t cheap either!
And that is the main reason why they use PVC for water lines in the Philippines, they\'re pretty durable, don\'t rust and it\'s cheap! Art

not pvc in our house† >:( It may be cheap but knocking out concrete to replace the steel pipes throughout house will be nasty.


I think i am sitting on a time bomb† >:(
Title: Re: Salty water + steel pipes= Fail
Post by: coutts00 on December 07, 2009, 05:11:46 AM
Yup...
Title: Re: Salty water + steel pipes= Fail
Post by: tom.inbigdtexas on December 07, 2009, 05:53:37 PM
I recently found DHMO in our pipes, how do I remove it?

Colin

Cut the pipes into 10 foot sections, taking care to cap both ends.† Remove the pipes one section at a time.† Suspend the section vertically above a 55 gallon drum which has had its top removed by an acetylene torch and been cleaned with muriatic acid.† Remove the lower cap from the section pipe. Wait 10 minutes, then reposition the section of pipe horizontally on the ground. Remove the remaining cap and use a hair dryer to force warm air through the pipe for 5 minutes.

Repeat this process for all sections of pipe.† Re-approximate each section of pipe as close as possible to its pre-cutting original position.† Depending on the pipe composition, weld or glue each adjacent section together.

Your entire pipe system should now be DHMO free.† If not, repeat the process.

Good luck.

Tom in Big D

Title: Re: Salty water + steel pipes= Fail
Post by: BC Boy on December 08, 2009, 12:13:19 AM
I recently found DHMO in our pipes, how do I remove it?

Colin

What is DHMO and how did you test for it?
Title: Re: Salty water + steel pipes= Fail
Post by: coutts00 on December 08, 2009, 05:05:45 AM
DHMO (Di Hydrogen Mon Oxide) - 2 Hydrogen Molecules - One Oxygen Molecule, often refered to as H2O, even more commonly as Aqua or Water or when frozen Ice - Yelo.
Title: Re: Salty water + steel pipes= Fail
Post by: BC Boy on December 08, 2009, 11:15:06 AM
You guys play tricks on me.....dam i was worried about dhmo all day and all this time dhmo is just H2O. That was a bad joke....very very bad. ;D
Title: Re: Salty water + steel pipes= Fail
Post by: samatm on December 08, 2009, 12:34:37 PM
Dernation ---- we have DHMO in our pipes in Lapu Lapu as well !†  Its even in the bottles that are delieverd to our house† :o
Title: Re: Salty water + steel pipes= Fail
Post by: coutts00 on December 08, 2009, 02:07:26 PM
According to RUFUS it is very dangerous to your health...

Do not inhale it, even in its gaseous form, will burn your nostrils.

Better to have it distilled with hops and bottled as RED HORSE...

RUFUS can add to this page, he has all of the health warnings regarding DHMO
Title: Re: Salty water + steel pipes= Fail
Post by: Braddo on December 08, 2009, 04:27:16 PM
I make sure my water has at least 2 nips of whiskey in it that sorts out the good germs from the bad† ;D ;D i also put a water purifier on our kitchen tap for making ice and drinking water for the family never had a problem with bugs so far but if i did i would blame it something I ate not what i drank† :P :P :P :P

Braddo
Title: Re: Salty water + steel pipes= Fail
Post by: RUFUS on December 09, 2009, 12:38:12 AM
Yes... DHMO...very bad.
Be sure to read the special reports.

http://www.dhmo.org/
Title: Re: Salty water + steel pipes= Fail
Post by: BC Boy on December 15, 2009, 02:25:42 PM
i was thinking about this thread today at work.....fool me twice shame on me haha.

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