Piping Redo


Old 06-30-13, 04:48 AM
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Piping Redo

In what I believe to be profit motivated the oil delivery company that installed my replacement boiler had run the home heating lines adjacent to and contacting the cold water lines. I wish to reroute the cold water lines to isolate them from the heating lines. I think, due to the already low basement ceiling, that it would be best to run the cold water line through the joists instead of under them. I need feedback on this idea.
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Old 06-30-13, 05:16 AM
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I'm no plumber, but have some experience in remodeling with trying to run pipe through joists. Rigid copper, forget it. You can't bend it. Pex, sure. CPVC, questionable. Is there no way to move the cold water pipes away, but still be below the joists? How much separation are you seeking?
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Can you just move them over an inch or so? I can't imagine cold water pipes sucking away much heat from the heating lines. The time, effort, and materials of re-running the pipes isn't worth it in my opinion.

I'll abstain from answering your main question though about running piping through the joists and leave that to those who are more structurally inclined

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