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Old 01-28-2012, 11:09 AM   #1
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Is it ok to to cut into 3/4 pipe going to hwh, both hot and cold, and putting in a tee to run a 1/2 copper to a new sink? The sink is about 15 feet away. Is pex a good product to use instead of copper? Will it be easier?

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Is it ok to to cut into 3/4 pipe going to hwh, both hot and cold, and putting in a tee to run a 1/2 copper to a new sink? The sink is about 15 feet away. Is pex a good product to use instead of copper? Will it be easier?
Yes, you can. Use which ever product you are most comfortable with. Pex requires anchors at every 32", copper is supported every 6ft. Both are excepted materials for potable water

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Sure it's done all the time. How do you plan on hiding this plumbing to the sink? It really should be run through the wall or down through the floor and come up behind the wall at the sink location with shut off valves.
Pex is super easy to work with but the crimping tool is expancive.
Do not use those cheap gray plactic compression connectors, I've had some pop off.
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It will be behind the wall.
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yes its done all the time....copper is a good choice for a plumber with soldering.... and some homeowners can solder as well...however alot of diy would use pex user freindly.....
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