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Old 03-30-2009, 11:34 AM   #1
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if there are any plumbers out there that could take a quick look at these two pictures and post any comments.

The pictures are of copper piping for a shower I had put in yesterday. The pipes have gone in on a new wall, built Saturday, with 3/4" plywood attached to the joists, then the pipe anchored to the plywood and out through the bottom of the house into the crawl space. The close up shot shows the elbow snug up against the plywood and running down.

I'm about to install insulation and close up the wall in a few hours, before installing kerdi.

Any thoughts/feedback would be great before I close the wall. thanks very much!
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Old 03-30-2009, 12:37 PM   #2
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looks fine, but I can see the teflon tape is wrapped in the wrong direction.

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Old 03-30-2009, 12:42 PM   #3
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does that warrent a re-do? It doesn't appear to be leaking, but if it won't hold up, I will take it apart...
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Old 03-30-2009, 12:47 PM   #4
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It will work fine.
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Old 03-30-2009, 12:59 PM   #5
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just to be clear, you did a leak test? How long?
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you mean for the 24 hours as an inspector will require? Also test with the water as hot as you can get it.
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well, i finished connecting everything around 10:30pm last night, and the water pressure was on all night - i'll probably start work around 7pm tonight on the walls, unless holding out for another couple of hours makes a different.

Obviously, the spout hasn't been running for that time, so in theory, the spouts only had a few seconds of testing - when I turned it on and off to test the water came out. Is there a way to do sustained testing of the spout?
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You are only testing for leaks, than this is done with air or water in the lines.
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ok well the waters been on for over 12hrs..so i think it must be ok
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Then assuming you have no leaks...and the valve is at the correct depth..you should be good to go. A friend did something similar said he leak tested...when the water came on it also came out. He had to hack up his new work...not a pretty sight....
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Then assuming you have no leaks...and the valve is at the correct depth..you should be good to go. A friend did something similar said he leak tested...when the water came on it also came out. He had to hack up his new work...not a pretty sight....
Hmm.... A friend of mine.... seems we have heard that one before.
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yes, getting the valve at the right depth took a long time. In fact, most of the time was spent on prep work - measuring etc. I think i might attach the end to a flexible shower head and fill up a couple of buckets and just make sure there's no water from anywhere other then the shower head! but so far, so good...
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Good grief, you're testing it to death! lol A 30 minute test is all that an inspector requires. You are DEFINITELY good to go. Cover it up, finish the project and enjoy.
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Good grief, you're testing it to death! lol A 30 minute test is all that an inspector requires.
Yeah, if at all!

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