Originally Posted by garyroushkolb
Why not save the cost of the threader and apply it to the price difference to plumb the air with copper, the time savings alone will make you happier.
I've plumbed both ways and copper is the only way to go. I haven't used pvc but other people here have.
If the price difference wasn't too great I would really like to go copper. I've sweated in several copper lines and know what I'm doing but I've never threaded pipe. The 3/4" galvanized at Lowes is 12.80 something and the 3/4" copper is 30.80 something for 10 ft. lengths. I may be able to buy the galvanized at a local plumbing store a bit cheaper but I don't think they even carry L copper and I think M copper may be too light. I'll probably need at least 60 ft. to do my job or maybe more. That would be quite a big difference in price and with all of the couplers I'll need would only spread the price out even more.
If nobody else has used the threader and I get one I'll keep you posted on how I like it. I've never used one before so I might not be able to tell if it is a decent one or not. My main concern is getting nice threads that don't leak and have one at my house for convenience.