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joeh 11-15-2012 02:07 PM

Plumbing run confusion
 
I have a new hot and cold water run going to a 2-piece washroom. The location is VERY tricky, and I wanted some suggestions on what to do. Here are some photos:

This is the view up - the two downward pipes are the hot water heater
pipes. The pipe in the span above the main runs is just my pipe I placed in there.
http://i761.photobucket.com/albums/x...44620Large.jpg


This view shows how little room there is in there looking straight up!!!
http://i761.photobucket.com/albums/x...44716Large.jpg


And here is the view from another angle.
http://i761.photobucket.com/albums/x...44641Large.jpg


Basically, the outbound run is in an ~6" wide space in between the floor joists. Can't use a joist space to the left due to stairs. Can't do the right due to hvac duct work. I can't even run along a way due to the cold air return that the water lines parallel.

Thoughts??? How big of a no-no is it to tie into those hot water heater runs shown in the first pic?

TheEplumber 11-15-2012 02:14 PM

Are you trying to find a location to tie into? Any spot in the picture should work for a small bathroom- assuming the existing branches are not overtaxed allready

joeh 11-15-2012 03:34 PM

Yes, just trying to figure out the best location. AKA one that will be easiest for me to work in - that area at the top is just so tight space wise...

Other than the stop to the hot water heater, the final run only feeds the kitchen, so I wouldn't consider it overly taxed. It's a 2 bathroom house prior to this 2-piece.

Most of me just wants to go straight up from the bottom of the "L" shape in the first picture... it just that it seems wrong!

hammerlane 11-16-2012 07:59 AM

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Like E-plumber anywhere would be fine...just do not get too close to that radius at the "bottom of the L shape".

That aside...and with all due respect....you have a mess there.

joeh 11-24-2012 04:25 PM

Thanks to both for the replies. First, I ran down to the base of the "L", and that worked perfectly. Enough room to work, which was the huge worry up above.

Second, YES, that is a huge mess!!! It just so happens that the furnace / water heater room is a 5 foot wide room in the center of the basement. 2.5 feet is taken up by the stairs, and then the ductwork takes up 2 more feet. So the electrician 60 years ago (and whoever worked on the house since then) and the plumber and the cable guy decided to run everything in that 6 remaining inches! Unfortunately, it is what it is...


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