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Old 04-09-2013, 01:54 PM   #1
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Plumbing in basement

Hello plumbers!

Im trying to install plumbing in the basement for a bathroom I'm finishing. The water line is in the ceiling, and the place where I want to place the sink, and toilet are against the outside wall. Is it safe to run the plumbing line along an outside wall?

I was hoping this would be OK because:

a.) the basement is below ground

b.) I would run the pipe between the insulation and the drywall.

I should mention I'm in Alberta, and so there are some extreme conditions outside.



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Old 04-10-2013, 05:32 AM   #2
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You should be fine--"IF"---you have proper framing---insulation---air stopped any outside penetrations-----

What pipe are you planning to use? PEX can take freezing ,if it is allowed in your area.
However, I believe you will be fine if you take extra care in placing you feed lines.


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