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Mikhail Korsanov
Mikhail Korsanov Jul 03, 2022
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Come up with an idea how to make pipes extremely rarely burst. The goal is that plumbers and repair services are almost not required: both for underground and in-house utilities. The solution must be cost-efficient: this must be not more costly than paying salaries the repair service specialists, at least in the high-salary countries like the USA, Germany, Japan etc.
You can also propose a solution, which is not pipes, but something different, realizing the same function as pipes, or even not sanitary, but giving the same service.
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scott malsbury Oct 25, 2022
The problem with material is that if you want it to be failure proof from corrosion then you make it more brittle, If you want to make it less brittle then you make it more susceptible to corrosion.. Then you make it out of some sort of plastic based product which is flexible but open to bursting due to the flexibility of the material being plastic based and not hardened metal like material. You also need the internal bore to withstand the friction of the product inside.. Water will erode materials as well.. Look at lanscapes and rivers flowing over rocks vs time.
The only way around this will be a life cycle of the piping like they do in subsea oil and gas. Put a time limit on the pipes and decomission it after said time period to guarantee no pipe bursts.
This brings us back to the whole may as well install it until it bursts.. As its not dangerous product like oil etc than its not going to cause loss of life etc.
If they could work out how to suspend water inside electricity then you could funnel the product down an electric pipe but that would be basically sending water via wifi..
Water or fluids and electricity do not mix.
Like the age old problem of when your wife is angry and you try and help her out by telling her to calm down and you cant work out why that doesnt work..... Well, This is also one of those mysteries in life to be solved
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Povilas S
Povilas S2 years ago
Can you suspend water with electromagnetic fields though?


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Shireesh Apte
Shireesh Apte2 years ago
In the US, copper pipes are laid below the slab-on-grade foundation in climactic zones with a frost line close to the surface. This is a really bad idea all around because the pipes are inaccessible once the slab is laid. I had one of my pipes leak or burst beneath the kitchen. The plumber fixed it by bypassing the pipe altogether at two manifolds, one before and one aftter the leak. Took him a while to find, access and tap the manifolds. My thought is to eliminate the below slab pipes altogether, instead having a manifold at the main entry into the house and piping instead between the studs of the frame once in the house. It will not solve the problem of bursting pipes but will make is a lot easier to find and fix the burst or leaky ones.
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Mikhail Korsanov
Mikhail Korsanov2 years ago
Shireesh Apte Is this aethetically good solution?
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Shireesh Apte
Shireesh Apte2 years ago
Mikhail Korsanov the pipes will not be visible, they will be hidden in the drywall space.
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