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Michael_Blue 03-24-2009 04:15 PM

Noob: How Does Shower/Tub Plumbing Work?
 
I've been wondering about this and couldn't find a resource on the internet. Are the water lines to the shower/tub faucet recirculating? I mean is there supply line and return line to the faucet that keeps the water flowing and fresh or is it just under pressure stagnate to the faucet?

This question comes from an argument I have with a friend, 'cause I always drop the tub plug so the water drains out of the line between the tub faucet and the shower head after a shower, so that water doesn't stay in there and stagnate, but if the water is relatively stagnate before the valve for the tub then that's really pointless, right?

Hope this makes sense and is answerable...

M

RippySkippy 03-24-2009 04:45 PM

If your using a shower daily or nearly so..the water will not stagnate.
The water to the shower valve is under pressure and is not recirculating UNLESS they or some one else installed a re-circulating system.
The only lines coming to the shower are supply 1 hot and 1 cold.

As for dropping the plug...I do it just because I don't like to have the water drip all day while the it's draining from the head.....by the way...that's all the water you're letting out....it has nothing to do with stagnate water....

I hope the pizza and beer were worth it....can ya share?

Michael_Blue 03-24-2009 06:55 PM

That answers my question thanks!

brokenknee 03-24-2009 07:36 PM

[quote]
Quote:

Originally Posted by RippySkippy (Post 249599)
If your using a shower daily or nearly so..the water will not stagnate.
The water to the shower valve is under pressure and is not recirculating UNLESS they or some one else installed a re-circulating system.
The only lines coming to the shower are supply 1 hot and 1 cold.

As for dropping the plug...I do it just because I don't like to have the water drip all day while the it's draining from the head.....by the way...that's all the water you're letting out....it has nothing to do with stagnate water....

I hope the pizza and beer were worth it....can ya share?[/quote]

I do it because I hate that cold burst of water on me at the start.

I think the wife may leave it up on purpose when she is upset with me. Not that it happens very often. :whistling2:

brokenknee 03-24-2009 07:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RippySkippy (Post 249599)
If your using a shower daily or nearly so..the water will not stagnate.
The water to the shower valve is under pressure and is not recirculating UNLESS they or some one else installed a re-circulating system.
The only lines coming to the shower are supply 1 hot and 1 cold.

As for dropping the plug...I do it just because I don't like to have the water drip all day while the it's draining from the head.....by the way...that's all the water you're letting out....it has nothing to do with stagnate water....

I hope the pizza and beer were worth it....can ya share?

He didn't say if he was receiving or buying. :laughing:

RippySkippy 03-25-2009 08:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by brokenknee (Post 249697)
He didn't say if he was receiving or buying. :laughing:


Well come to think of it...I don't care! He can provide beer and pizza any way!:thumbup:


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