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Old 07-06-2013, 05:29 PM   #1
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is there any code violation if there is a short (18") piece of flex copper pipe (one generally sold for connecting water heaters) in the main supply - downstream of the main shutoff but before the supply splits up to for distribution?

i had to rearrange some piping and the final connection will be lot easier with a flex rather than trying to align with multiple elbows
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Only place I can use flex of any kind is at fixtures- after the shut off valves. This includes water heaters.

Some places even require hard pipe to water heaters.
Flex on main piping is frowned on

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Only place I can use flex of any kind is at fixtures- after the shut off valves. This includes water heaters.

Some places even require hard pipe to water heaters.
Flex on main piping is frowned on
thanks...how about pex? i can solder a pex adapter at each end and connect with pex.

i see pex in all new construction...assuming that is legal now
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That's a question for your inspector.
Would be no problem here, but that does not count.
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Would be no problem here, but that does not count.
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Are you running a gas line? Pex is water pipe--
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Are you running a gas line? Pex is water pipe--
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That changes everything---depending on the code in your area, pex could be used for all of the run ,or just a section----
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That changes everything---depending on the code in your area, pex could be used for all of the run ,or just a section----
the new houses in my neighborhood have all (or most) pex...so i think it is legal.. the dilemma i have is that all my piping is currently copper so an 18' pex section would look odd.

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