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Old 11-15-2012, 11:49 PM   #1
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Hot Cold copper lines crossing over each other at an angle


From the water heater to the wall, I wanted to run the hot and cold water copper lines crossing over each other at an angle so that in the wall the cold will be on the right and the hot on the left. Running at an angle eliminates two 90 bends.

Do you think running at an angle non parallell to the 2x4's is ok with the inspector?

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It is not against code--so you should not be failed because of that---however---it looks amateurish and will put the inspector on alert--he will be looking for other funky work---I don't recommend you do that.

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Run neat and clean lines that are square with the environment , it looks much better and is easier to track later if there's a problem. Figure out how to get the hot on the left neatly and look Pro. Like oh'mike said the inspector will be looking closer. Plus Pride in workmanship means a lot.
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You can do it with two 45 fittings on each pipe to form an "X". 45 is way better than 90 as far as turbulence and pressure drop go, and I think they look nice too.
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Yep, run it square to the framing. If not the inspector will nit pick your work.
A couple more 90"s won't break the bank
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It is not against code--so you should not be failed because of that---however---it looks amateurish and will put the inspector on alert--he will be looking for other funky work---I don't recommend you do that.

^^^That^^^^

The cleaner and neater the easy to see obvious stuff is...the less likely he will dig deeper.

But when they see hacks...even though it might be a good hack...it makes them wonder what else you did that is maybe not right...so they will go looking.

In the grand scheme of things....a couple of 90's are pretty cheap.

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