Why did they design it like this?


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Old 02-17-21, 10:34 AM
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Why did they design it like this?

So I have a burst pipe in the garage, the line that feeds the exterior hose bib. I have a temporary repair for now, and eventually when this cold weather passes, Ill get a permanent solution. As you can see from the picture, the burst occurred in a branch of the pipe that dead ends, away from the spigot. Why did they design it like this? Is it to prevent the water hammer effect?

when I repair it, should I ensure that a length of the copper pipe extends beyond the stud to an end cap, as it was designed previously?


 
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Old 02-17-21, 10:41 AM
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Since it is horizontal it would not work as a water hammer arrestor. Looks like they just extended it through the stud for support.

If the vertical section just right of the patch is the connection to the outside spigot there does not appear t be any way to drain the line for freeze prevention. You could add a spigot at the end of the line when you repair it for that purpose. That assumes that there is a shut off valve in the supply line in a heated area.
 
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Old 02-18-21, 12:44 PM
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Update: fixed. Is it up to code?


So I managed to get a hold of a plastic shark bite knock off, sealed the leak up just fine. My question is, will this hold permanently, and is it up to code? Please see picture
 
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Old 02-18-21, 03:52 PM
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I don't believe it's addressed in the code.
Capping the pipe off is fine.Using a sharkbite is what is questionable.

There are two schools of thought..... allow push on connections in the wall or not.
I don't believe they should be sealed in a wall.

Looking at your picture again.... it looks like the area is not enclosed there. That should be fine.
 
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Old 02-19-21, 04:58 AM
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I don't think plastic push fittings are code approved for in wall.
At least get a real shark bite.
 
 

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