1/2" to 3/4" Copper Pipe

Old 11-24-06, 08:21 AM
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1/2" to 3/4" Copper Pipe

I am refinishing the basement and need to move the cold water line. It is presently 1/2". Would it be more advantageous to replace the 1/2" copper with 3/4". Thanks.
Old 11-26-06, 07:35 AM
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Only if you are having trouble getting sufficent water now. It will not do any good if there is any 1/2 inch pipe before it, no bottle necks. Usually 1/2 inch is sufficent unless you have a situation where you are supporting multiple water users. An example of this is my in-laws home. It is plumbed with 3/4 inch plumbing but it has 3 bathrooms and on occasion all 3 baths are on at the same time. This usually happens when we are down to visit and have all been working in the yard.

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