Fishing PEX Through Walls Like Electrical Wire? - Plumbing - DIY Home Improvement | DIYChatroom


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Plumbing

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-20-2013, 05:40 PM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Woodbridge, VA
Posts: 24
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Fishing PEX through walls like electrical wire?


So I've got a 1930's era house that has/had galvanized plumbing.

It's a summer home and does get shut down for the better part of the year.

Several sections have either frozen or rusted through and over the years.
It appears that contractors, homeowners, or someone buddy that knows a thing or two have been replacing things just as they fail.
Small sections have been piece mealed together in varying flavors of pipe... I've got iron in both Galvanized and Black varieties, copper, CPVC, PEX, and brass from what I can see in the basement and crawlspaces. Some have several transitions all within the same 10 ft section of pipe.

There are also valves that have either rusted solid or have had the stem break off inside. (Including the main!)

I want to start replacing ALL of it.

Copper is both cost prohibitive and has the chance of being stolen. I'm liking PEX, although I've never worked with it.


From the Crawlspace and basement I can get to most of it with common tools, saws, wrenches, etc. It's the risers to the 2nd floor that I'm going to have a fun time with.

Because of the age of the house, I'm assuming there's tons of Asbestos, Lead paint, and other nastiness that I don't feel like releasing. It's also got nice tile work and plaster walls, which I don't want to tear up. Hence, I'm going to try and keep my wall demolition to a minimal.


So in the electrical section of Home Depot, they have 3/4 inch drill bits on a 3 ft long flexible shaft. The tips have self starting screw threads on the end.

I've used these in electrical installations where one cuts in a small hole in the drywall for an old work box, inserts this bit to drill through the header of footer board in the wall, and fishes their wire through the resulting hole


Wondering if this is an acceptable method to run PEX.
Or is there a section of code that specifies that pipe must be supported every X feet?

Advertisement

Pele2048 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2013, 06:01 PM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Hartfield VA
Posts: 27,781
Rewards Points: 678
Default

Fishing PEX through walls like electrical wire?


Once you make the investmet to buy the crimping tool for Pex you going to love it.
Less fittings, longer runs with no fittings, cheaper then copper.

Advertisement

joecaption is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Phone wire along side of electrical wiring DiegoJames Electrical 7 07-10-2012 06:21 PM
Phone wire along side of electrical wiring DiegoJames Electrical 3 07-10-2012 10:23 AM
Can Electrical Wire go on the I-Beam thebrandnewguy Electrical 8 08-12-2011 11:16 PM
Fishing Romex through walls Tetranitrate Electrical 6 07-09-2011 07:12 AM
Speaker wire in walls LeviDIY Home Theater 12 11-07-2009 03:56 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts