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Old 01-06-2011, 09:24 AM   #1
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The plumbing inspector came out yesterday to do the final.
Everything was fine EXCEPT the water heater PR valve.
He saw it before but didn't say anything about how it was.
NOW he says he "must have missed it" and I need to redo it!
BUT.... he says I need to use PVC "gold" to run it.
I've never even HEARD of PVC "gold".

Is this right??? Is there a more common name? Like maybe CPVC?

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Old 01-06-2011, 09:44 AM   #2
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This is all I could find about "Gold PVC". Could be what he means...
http://www.charlottepipe.com/Default...e=FGG&type=FGG

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Old 01-06-2011, 09:49 AM   #3
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That looks like "Flowguard Gold" is just their name for CPVC?
I suppose I need to call him and play phone tag all day again and ask him.... crap.

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Mine have always been copper
Its a short run, I just re-used the old copper pipe from the old WH
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That's the dumb part. I called him and asked if I re-used the old 1/2" toilet line if that would be OK, he said sure.
When he did my rough-in, he saw it and didn't say anything THEN either!
At least he passed me on the final, with the condition that it was done before the building inspector does HIS final.
His reason for not allowing the 1/2" copper line? SAND BEES will make a nest in it and plug it up!!!!!

Go figure.....

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That's the dumb part. I called him and asked if I re-used the old 1/2" toilet line if that would be OK, he said sure.
When he did my rough-in, he saw it and didn't say anything THEN either!
At least he passed me on the final, with the condition that it was done before the building inspector does HIS final.
His reason for not allowing the 1/2" copper line? SAND BEES will make a nest in it and plug it up!!!!!

Go figure.....

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well thats the problem. you can use any material suited for hot water (except pex which must stay 18" away from water heater) but you cannot use smaller pipe than the outlet of the T&P. CPVC is the easiest/cheapest thing to use, but my AHJ requires a brass male adapter not plastic. I'd check with yours and see if they do too
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I already have the brass on top.

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Ah....mines in the basement & used 3/4" copper
My last house the WH was moved to the crawl space & also used 3/4" copper
I was there 6+ years & never had a problem with any bugs/bees in the crawl space

I'd think they would still make a next in CPVC ?
Or maybe they don't like the stuff
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The size of the pipe must be the same as the TP valve and they are all 3/4". CPVC, copper, brass, galvy, SS or PEX can be used- PVC cannot.
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When this was a 'mobile home' plain ol' pvc passed.... lol

pex is OK? but...but...but, the_man says no pex within 18"!??? Who's right?

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I do not think that no PEX within 18" of the WH is a code requirement. It may be a local thing.
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don't know about your code, but I use the UPC and it states 604.11.2 Water Heater Connections. PEX tubing shall not be installed within the first 18" of piping connected to a water heater.
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Thanks for looking that up. Po)

I don't use pex, but this answer may help others down the line.

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What does the UPC say IS the right tubing to use? Is PVC "GOLD" one of the options?

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any pipe that is ok for hot water is allowed. i think pex isn't because of the expansion with insert fittings. copper, galvanized steel, cpvc, galvanized malleable iron, galvanized wrought iron, brass, or cast iron are all listed for hot water distribution

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