Half inch copper (multiple joints in short length)i


Old 03-18-13, 05:59 PM
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Half inch copper (multiple joints in short length)i

I need to install a new section of half inch copper water pipe, in order to match and align to the existing supply a multiple 90 degree elbow will need to be configured to create the rise and offset, additionally a shut off valve will need to be installed at one end.

Is this too much going on in a short span or is this acceptable

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Old 03-18-13, 07:28 PM
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Not understanding what you saying... Can you clarify???

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I do not know of a code or rule limiting how many copper fittings you can have in a certain distance. Generally it's a problem of physically being able to assemble them.
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physical characteristics of the area i need to snake the pipe through will require
an assembly of two 90deg elbows with 4-6 inches between them AND the installation of a shutoff valve on one end. all this will be occurring in a space of about 12", from there the pipe will have a straight run.

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I don't see any reason this would be any issue. I would consider using a pair of 45's instead of 90 degree elbows as it will create less friction and give you a bit more pressure on the other end. Though in the end, I doubt it would make any noticeable difference.
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