Getting everyone in your HOA to pull together is not an easy task. But owners of 184 condominium units at Cardiff Cove in San Diego County’ north coastal area have done it. And it was the decision to epoxy coat all the copper pipes in the 46-building hillside complex that brought them together.
“About 12 years ago we re-plumbed all buildings with copper pipe,” recalls Richard Bosch, the HOA president. “After about six years we started experiencing pinhole leaks again. We were soon plagued with an increasing volume of pinhole leaks — and in some cases severe damage to some condos.
“Two years ago we introduced phosphate to the hot water side. The process slowed the frequency of leaks somewhat but it was not a final solution.”
Bosch said re-plumbing with copper was also considered. “Between the total cost, considerable drywall intrusion and the fact that within the not-too-distant future our aggressive water would
start the pinhole leak cycle all over again, we chose epoxy coating.”
He said, based on their research, San Diego Plumbing and Pipelining Services’ Water Epoxy Pipe Coating product “is far superior to the other products on the market and should allow us many years of trouble-free service.”
San Diego Plumbing & Pipelining added: “This project is intended to be unobtrusive, so our crew will do one building of four units in a week, one building a month, over the next 45 months. That’s really significant. Cardiff Cove homeowners have placed their trust in us, and we will be there for them.”