re route hot water line

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Old 05-23-03, 02:26 PM
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re route hot water line

The home I purchased, the original hot water is in the slab. It broke and the existing hot water line run under the eve of the home and has three drops, down to the bathrooms, kitchen and washroom on the outside of the wall. I'm in the process of replace the siding of my home. I was thinking that while the siding is off, I can re run new pipe through the studs and then the new siding will cover the pipes. Questions:

What type of bit to use for drilling the studs (running type L 3/4" copper)?

do I need any spacers/shock asorbing to keep the pipes from rattling?

Should I use pipe insulation to help with heat loss?
 
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Old 05-23-03, 02:35 PM
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I use 1-3/8 hole bits, and then use 3/4" or 1/2" pipe insulators, I call them pound-ins, you may not find them and a Home Depot but check with a plumbing supply house, insulate the pipes on any outside wall, don't want them to freeze, if you live in a cold area.
 
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Old 05-27-03, 11:55 AM
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Is there a special drill to use. One that fits in between studs.
 
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Old 05-27-03, 12:26 PM
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I use an angle drill.


To buy one will cost a few


For a small one time use, you can rent one at a rental yard for a few

 

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Old 05-27-03, 01:23 PM
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Thanks alot for advice,

Hopefully last question, is there any fasteners or clips I should use. Any other suggestions are very welcome.
 
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Old 05-27-03, 01:30 PM
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The pound-ins is what holds the pipe steady in the wall, just as there called, there plastic and get pounded into the holes which grip the pipe.
 
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Old 05-28-03, 10:49 AM
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check with local rental yard and they have angle drills with different sizes. They mentioned 1/2" and 3/8". Not sure what I need.
 
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Old 05-28-03, 11:17 AM
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Get 1/2" drive and see if you can rent the 1-3/8" bit for it.
 
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