Routing Rules


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Old 12-17-10, 05:31 PM
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Routing Rules

As long as I use a metal pipe/wire protector plate, is it okay to run pipe very close to edge of stud (near the drywall) instead of down the middle of the wall. I have to get around a large drain pipe.

Also is there a rule/guideline about max number of 45% turns between supply and fixture.

I am tearing out polybutelene and running new pipe. I have to choose slightly different path b/c PolyB could bend/curve and new pipe won't.

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Old 12-18-10, 05:52 AM
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Are you using cpvc? You can run the pipe close to the edge utilizing a no nail plate, but be sure you haven't degraded the stud too much. If you already have a 2" pipe in there, you only have 1 1/2" left of total wood. The lesser number of turns lessens the friction of the water, but in normal home situations it isn't too much of a problem. Why didn't you run PEX? Just curious.
 
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Old 12-19-10, 08:49 AM
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I'm running 1/2" and 3/4" copper supply lines. I'm a homeowner and never considered PEX. I'm too far in to change now.

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