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Old 10-04-2011, 05:33 PM   #1
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i was wondering if there is a minimum clearance between copper water supply inside a wall and drywall. e.g. do the pipes have to be right in the middle (e.g. approx 1.5" away from the backs of both drywall panels) or can they even be touching drywall on one side.

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i was wondering if there is a minimum clearance between copper water supply inside a wall and drywall. e.g. do the pipes have to be right in the middle (e.g. approx 1.5" away from the backs of both drywall panels) or can they even be touching drywall on one side.

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making the depth about 2" in a 2x6 framed wall unless there is a 1 1/2" drain pipe in the way witch will be in the middle.. Then it gets complicated if so this feed is 1 1/2" feed your installing?
I wouldn't suggest putting it close to the wall anywhere in the middle

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My plumbing code doesn't have a minimum clearance. For all that it matters you can run the piping exposed and secured against the drywall. It just doesn't look as pretty.

Sometimes there's just not room in the middle.

I would reccomend however that if you do have to run it against the sheetrock to secure it in a manner so that it won't slap the sheetrock if you get a little water hammer going on in there.

If you can hold it back a little bit, and put a bit of insulation between the pipe and the sheetrock, that would be even better.
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My plumbing code doesn't have a minimum clearance. For all that it matters you can run the piping exposed and secured against the drywall. It just doesn't look as pretty.

Sometimes there's just not room in the middle.

I would reccomend however that if you do have to run it against the sheetrock to secure it in a manner so that it won't slap the sheetrock if you get a little water hammer going on in there.

If you can hold it back a little bit, and put a bit of insulation between the pipe and the sheetrock, that would be even better.
Not for heat pipe as it expands the copper can't be strapped tight .

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