With multiple pipe bursts, it sounds like you need to a better job of draining your plumbing when you winterize. No pipe material is better than pex for handling a solid hard freeze, but most fittings used on pex will not handle repeated hard freezes, thus making pex fittings susceptible as well.
I would NOT re-plumb with PVC. First choice pex, second copper. Both are significantly more expensive than PVC, the cost is worth it. If you leave copper exposed, try to get a plumber with a Pro Press tool for the fittings....they look cleaner than sweat fittings, although a good plumber can make solder joints look pretty good with a little extra effort.
Well you know no me I’m old school so i did my cabin in copper. However pex is a good way to go probably cheaper to have installed. Either way I would definitely get them out of the attic if you dont winterize the cabin.feel free to give me a ring if you want to talk about it. If you do run them inside and plan to leave them exposed copper will look better.
Howdy Poptop! Haven't seen you on here in a while.
My question, I've had my PVC water pipes burst on me twice now (time for a newer & better furnace). My current water pipes are in my attic. I'm thinking about paying the extra money to have them routed on my ceiling inside the cabin. Should I use PVC or switch to brass/metal?
There's all kinds of complicated ways to dissolve the precipitated mineral, and plenty of acids to do it, but the previous post is the easiest...poke 'em till they run.
If the deposits are truly too deep to poke holes, then chemicals are necessary. I never saw the putty method in person, but it sounds pretty good to me...