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snager 08-12-2006 06:14 AM

Hello 1st post need help
Hello all Snager from Maine here. I'm redoing my kitchen and it's time to move my sink to the other side of the room. The problem is the plumbing is all messed up. no shut off valve's I would like to run new piping from the pump to the hotwater tank and add my shut off's as I go. What would be good piping for the hot and cold? it has now copper and pvc it's mixed up it looks like it was pieced together as the house was added on. The back of the house was remodeled and the piping seems fine there but from the well pump to the hotwater tank and the kitchen water supply theres no shut offs, leaking t's and I really need help getting this fixed.
any and all ideas welcome

Mike Swearingen 08-12-2006 08:41 AM

Welcome, Snager!
First, as you probably know, you need to contact your local Building Inspection Department for all local codes, inspection and permit requirements.
Plumbing is far more than the supply lines, of course. There is the drain/waste/vent system to consider. Supply lines can just leak, but the dwv system has to be done right or it won't function properly (backups, sewer gas, etc., etc.).
Your present supply system may have some PVC in it from the pump to the house, but PVC is for cold water supply or drains only, and would not have been used for all of the supply lines.
If you aren't an experienced plumber, I recommend that you use CPVC for the hot and cold supply lines, if allowed by your local code. CPVC is very easy to work with (just cut and glue). You can use PVC for the dwv lines, and I recommend that you use it.
Please let us know more detail about your kitchen (disposal? dishwasher? refrigerator ice maker?...all need plumbing, too.)

Bonus 08-13-2006 02:16 AM

I'm one of those guys who swears by Pex for the supply. Flexible, cut with shears, no glue, never had a leak. You can rent the crimper. As Mike says you're gonna have to check with the building inspector, and the hard part is the dwv.

Ron The Plumber 08-13-2006 08:08 AM

We use pex pipe all the time, no waiting for glue to dry, no surprizes if you solder bad insta on once done.

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