I want to do my own installation. I have worked with black pipe before and am comfortable with it and have all the necessary dies & tools. The biggest task is going to be disassembling the existing pipe from a termination back to a "T" where I can tap in. I know using soft copper would be easier than all the measuring, cutting & threading plus I wouldn't need to transport so many tools up to my cabin for the job. Is one type better than the other for reliability, safety and long life?