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Old 03-06-2012, 01:21 PM   #1
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can we run hot water on top a ceilling... I m trying to relocate my water heater but now its running hot water underground and by relocating i dont want to break floor to installed new pipes lines...can i do it above ceiling...my home is one floor, and build on 70s'

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Unless you live in a very warm area that never gets below freezing then I would not suggest it.
Even then with all the weight and the fact that if anything goes wrong it's going to take out anything below the leak it's not a great idea.

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I'm about to do that myself. Then again, I live in a warm climate, and our frost spells are brief, and the lines will be foam insulated. I will also put some fiberglass insulation over the lines

Right now I have two separate leaks under my slab, so there appears to be an ongoing problem. I'm not going to chase multiple leaks under the slab.
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can we run hot water on top a ceilling... I m trying to relocate my water heater but now its running hot water underground and by relocating i dont want to break floor to installed new pipes lines...can i do it above ceiling...my home is one floor, and build on 70s'
we have done 100 condo units here inpa ..gets cold...heaters in 1st floor laundry room piping in ceiling hot and cold between duct work insulated...it can work....I would not put heater up there...
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At least use Pex not copper.
Cheaper to run, less likly to bust if it does freeze, less joints to leak.
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