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Old 09-20-2010, 10:09 PM   #1
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First, I noticed there are red and blue pex coils at the local Home Depot. Are these just for "hot" and "cold" or are there differences in the quality/specs?

Second.. I have an exterior garage and am planning to run a line for water from the house. I hope to eventually plumb in a bathroom with toilet, tub, sink. I'll also (more immediately) have a couple water spigots for garden hoses. Should I use 1/2 or 3/4" pex?

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Old 09-20-2010, 11:48 PM   #2
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It's the same stuff, the colors just make things easier to keep track of.

I'd run 3/4 to the garage if you are going to do the tub and sink thing and have a water heater out there. For the 3/4 line to the garage to be worthwhile, you should tie into a 3/4 line for supply, i.e. out in the yard before it gets to the house.

I've done plenty of these. Find the water line in the yard by hand shovel, drop a trencher stinger in the ground next to it and take off towards your out building...after you get everything marked of course.

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Btw... A good way to bring that water line into your garage would be to rent a hammer drill with a 1 1/8" x 36" bit, and pick a place next to the exterior wall where you'd like for the line to come in and drill out at maybe a 70 degree angle. This angle with a 3 foot bit usually gets you out of the building, through the footing and its still pretty deep.
I usually do some measurements and back the trencher up to the building and cut a slice where I expect my bit to come out.
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I'm also running some conduit for low-voltage wiring (coax, ethernet and security).. I think the conduit I'm using is 2". Any issues with running the pex along side the conduit when buried in the ground?
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Shouldn't be a problem running them along side, but if freezing is a concern make sure the water line is below frost line. I have to have mine down a minumim of 42" but I'm at 60" to be safe here in MN. I also have a boiler valve tied in after the shutoff to blow out the whole works if I turn off the heat in the garage.
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I know some things like valves are better purchased at a plumbing supply store, not HD or Lowes. Not sure if this also applies to tubing.

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