RE: Mike (DU) re Copper Plumbing

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From:Alex Brown <AlexB@nayrshire.scot.nhs.uk>
To:"'Histonet'" <Histonet@Pathology.swmed.edu>
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Date:Fri, 7 May 1999 13:20:00 +0100
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Hi Kerry,
	Never experienced copper waste pipes before, only our inlet
pipework is copper. I would have thought that small quantities of
chemicals flushed away with plenty of water wouldn't have too much
effect on the copper. I would imagine the danger would be if large
volumes are flushed down the sinks or if they accumulate in any waste
traps. The idea of a mixing vat under the sink is a fearful thought
however. Presumably it would be constantly  monitored for its
effectiveness ??????.
	All the waste pipes from the lab sinks here are made of glass,
leading into plastic once they leave the lab area. Previous places I've
worked used plastic waste pipes.
	Hope this helps,
		Alex Brown
		Crosshouse Hospital
		Kilmarnock, Scotland.
P.S.  Might be a good time to increase your accident/life insurance  :)

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From: bbracing
To: Histonet
Subject: Mike (DU)  re Copper Plumbing
Date: 31 March 1999 04:50

Thanks Mike
Your comments are greatly appreciated, as I have been trying to get
things changed over to plastic, with little success, and this will add
more ammunition to my case against copper plumbing.  Again, if any one
else in Histoland,  has any experience or concerns with the use of
copper plumbing in the drain systems, of a Histology/Cytology Lab I
would like to hear from you, as your comments would help build  my case
against this system, as I don't think any one here is taking me very
seriously, and I think, that they wish I would just go back to my
Microtome and leave the thinking to them..
Many thanks
Kerry Beebe ART
Kelowna Gen Hosp
Canada
bbracing@silk.net





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