Extending the water pipes

Old 08-17-06, 11:45 AM
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Extending the water pipes


I am remodeling my home and need to move the washe/dryer from the kitchen to the adjoining mudroom.

For the existing water location, I would like to install a small kitchen sink and extend the water pipes for the new washer location.

I have full access to all pipes from the basement; I noticed that the horizontal copper line (I think 3/4") is reduced to 1/2" approximately 2 ft before the verticle 1/2" leading to the existing washer location.

I am not sure if I should just solder additional 1/2" solder run (additional 4 ft then verticle) or I should "split" the 3/4" pipe into two 1/2" runs.

Can you check the picture and let me know what you think?



Old 08-17-06, 09:25 PM
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i cant open pic but i would stay with the one line and add the 4ft if you split it you might get lower water pressure to both
Old 08-17-06, 11:13 PM
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The URL should read:


(you have to copy & paste it; don't know why it isn't clickable)

I would go with option B, but extend 3/4" to the branch & use 3/4" x 1/2" x 1/2" tees. Sorta like option C but cleaner.

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