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Old 08-20-2016, 02:42 PM   #1
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Hey everyone,

So I am going to run a hot and cold line to the back of my house for an outdoor shower.
My house is plumbed with PEX.
I found the hot and cold lines for my kitchen sink which I could tie into and run to the back of the house. This would be a long run (about 30 feet and I would have to cut a good bit of drywall to do so.
However I also found the hot water loop for my baseboard heating which is right near the back of the house. This would be more convenient for me to access IF it is possible to tie into.
So my question is - Can I tie into the baseboard heat loop to run hot water to the outdoor shower? Or does the water in this loop not get recycled??
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Old 08-20-2016, 02:50 PM   #2
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Not a plumber but i dont think you can or should do that. The water that gives you heat is a closed loop, meaning it recirculates the same water over and over.

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No, the hydronic heating piping is a closed system.
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Thanks guys. That's what I figured.
Ok so my next question is how should I run the lines outside?
I was thinking of running the PEX to an anti frost sillcock in hopes to avoid blowing out the line in winter. I was just goin to put a shut uff on the inside and let the frost valve drain as I do with my garden hoses.
Good idea or no?
If it's a good idea, what will I use to get from the anti frost valve which has a 3/4 male fitting, to the shower?

I'm open to all ideas.

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Garden hose?
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That's the reply I was hoping for!
I'd love to use a garden hose. I see they make them for hot water as well.

Any objections?
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How will you connect a shower valve to a sillcock???

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Why not put bleedable shutoffs inside the house and run pex to the shower valve? In the winter, shut off the water inside the house and open the bleeder and the faucet to let the lines drain.

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That's a great idea also. The only concern I had was running PEX outdoors. It will not be exposed to sunlight as I will be running it under a deck. But it will be exposed to some rain, snow etc.
is that ok?
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I believe they have pex that is uv stable, and that can be used outdoors. Go to a supply house rather than a big box.

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When using bleedable shutoffs (one version is called a stop & waste) you need to be sure that a "hard wired" line from the shower faucet is continuously descending (may have some perfectly horizontal portions) down to the shutoff.
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Awesome! Thank you guys so much for all your help!!

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