Repiping whole house


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Old 01-30-06, 12:57 PM
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Repiping whole house

I am going to repiping my whole house and was looking for some ideals on what pipe to use like copper or pex and so on also on size i should use and this will include the sewer to want to plumb the whole house with all new as for the house this is what it all has and needs to be done.

1. main coming in is 1 inch after meter it goes to 3/4

2. outlet for drain is 4" but is redues to 3"

Things need to be hooked up are

80 gallon hotwater tank filter first that is a whole house filter.

bathroom 1

sink
shower & tub but may just be shower

washer

toilet

Kitchen= dishwasher and sink

bathroom 2 now as for this i have a 19 gallon hotwater tank for that bathroom because of the run of the house.
so just need cold to feed it.

2 outside values.

PS from the main inlet to the kitchen is about 25 ft. and to bathroom 2 is 30ft.

hope this helps you all
thank you for your input.
 
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Old 01-30-06, 01:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Stealth
what pipe to use like copper or pex
Copper is great for a brand new house where everything is accessible.
But once it is boxed in, cpvc is much easier to use.
You need copper or brass in and out of your water heaters.


> 1. main coming in is 1 inch after meter it goes to 3/4
Sounds fine.

> 2. outlet for drain is 4" but is reduces to 3"
Sounds fine.


If you are thinking that bigger is better, that is not always the case.
Small water lines and drains are better as long as they are big enough.


> 80 gallon hotwater tank
Is this a multi-family unit?

You need 3/4" to this WH and coming back out of it.

> bathroom 2 now as for this i have a 19 gallon hotwater tank for
> that bathroom because of the run of the house.

Run of the house?
You can run 3/4" cold to this bathroom.

> from the main inlet to the kitchen is about 25 ft. and to bathroom 2 is 30ft.
That is not far.

You can run 1/2" everywhere else.
 
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Old 01-30-06, 03:25 PM
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i don't care for cpvc at all it don't last after a while it gets brittel and breaks this is not a new house this is a 20 year old house it was a trailer wants and has been turn into a house with new addons. this is why i am upgrading all of the plumbing work.
 
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Old 01-30-06, 05:18 PM
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cpvc versus copper

Originally Posted by Stealth
after a while it gets brittle and breaks
PVC doesn't last long if exposed to ultraviolet light or sunlight. PEX is worse.
I haven't seen PVC/CPVC get brittle in the shade.

I wouldn't put money into copper because it is just too likely that you will continue to remodel and re-do your home in the coming years.
Copper just gets in the way of that.

If you don't want plastic, copper is the only choice.
But I think it is a real pain in old work.
If you are running the pipes through an inside chase where you have easy access, then certainly use copper if you wish.

If you want to thaw pipes with a torch, use copper.
 
 

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