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Old 11-26-2013, 02:04 AM   #1
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Hi All,
Thanks for reading this post. I want to do some moving of my copper pipes, and if I could, I would run the hot and cold pipes parallel to each other with only an inch distance apart from each other. Is this ok, or is there a recommended distance that I should follow?
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You will be fine. BTW, why though so close? Usually you have about a 12" separation.

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The only thing is, if you are servicing them in the future (adding a line, shutoff, fixing a leak, etc) you might have a bit of a hard time with another pipe so close.
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Hi, and thanks for the answer. You wrote:

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BTW, why though so close? Usually you have about a 12" separation.
Well, I'm replacing a drop ceiling with a higher drywall one. The pipes are right below the ceiling's beams, so I want to push them back toward the wall as far as possible. If I put them right next to each other, it will allow me to push them farther out of the way.
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Then use PEX.
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Interesting, GZ, I'll have to look into that. I suppose I could drill holes into the beams to run the PEX through them, and that way I'd have a flat ceiling with no compromise.
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The only thing is, if you are servicing them in the future (adding a line, shutoff, fixing a leak, etc) you might have a bit of a hard time with another pipe so close.
Yep. Imagine trying to cut a pipe with another pipe only 1 inch away.
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