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Old 03-21-2008, 11:37 AM   #1
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Our current setup is 1" poly (can't spell it) from the meter to the house then it transitions through galvanized(?) fittings to 1/2 copper through the house, including the water heater. It feeds 10 outlets right now. As you can imagine we can one do one thing at a time. Besides that we're having pressure issues which could be those galvanized(?) fittings. While I have it in pieces I want to upgrade sizes.

From the meter is 25 ft to the house. The furthest run in the house is 40-45 ft including a 20 ft rise to the second floor. I'm going to use CPVC, I'll use thread connections on some of the copper feeds to faucets. The kitchen/2nd bathroom is at the back and the 1st bathroom is in the middle.

Initially I was going to run a 1" about 10 ft from the new brass fittings and use a "T" and branch it off to 3/4 one for the main branch and one 3/4 for the hot water heater. Will that be sufficent or should I at least run 1" till it gets to the back of the house where the kitchen/2nd bedroom will "t" off?
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Old 03-21-2008, 12:05 PM   #2
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Bigger is better in this case. When going from CPVC to copper, use the CPVC male adapters with the brass threads.
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Depends on how many fixtures your supplying.
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Bigger is better in this case. When going from CPVC to copper, use the CPVC male adapters with the brass threads.
So what they say is true What's the difference in using male/female adapters? I used CPVC female adapter/copper male when I setup the laundry room and had a small leak. Had to cut and redo.

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Depends on how many fixtures your supplying.
2 baths, kitchen, laundry, and outside faucet. Eventually will add a outside kitchen and maybe a dishwasher (big maybe). I guess I need to do some calcuations.
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CPVC female adapters (or any plastic female adapter) can easily crack when a metallic (ie copper) male is tightened into it. Switch it up with a copper female and a CPVC socket X brass male thread adapter and you've reduced that possibility by about 99.7984% or so.

Given that you've got 2 bathrooms (at least 2 lavs, 2 toilets, 2 tub/showers) a kitchen sink and a hosebib, I'd definitely go with 1" if at all possible.

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1" at least till you get beyond or past your 1st bathroom.
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I'm guessing your talking about this:

http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/...3+90129+528105

I don't recall seeing those when I did that laundry room. I really need to find a plumbing store instead of using the big box stores. I should only need 2-4 since the only copper I'm leaving is to the showers.
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