Tapping Into Hot Water Line For Hot Water In Garage - Plumbing - DIY Home Improvement | DIYChatroom
Advertisement


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Plumbing

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Display Modes
Old 03-20-2015, 04:58 AM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 1
Default

Tapping into hot water line for hot water in garage


I am interested in tapping into the hot water line coming from the hot water heater. Is this a good idea? I plan to sweat copper piping and was just wondering if any suggestions could get tossed around here to help. I've never done this before, but doesn't look to hard and I want to save money.
Thanks
Mrhandymanjoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 03-20-2015, 07:11 AM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Saskatoon Sk. Canada
Posts: 1,038
Rewards Points: 320
Default


I'm assuming you're putting in a wash up sink? Will you need a drain as well? Cold water? If you've never sweated copper before there are easier methods, although sweating is one of the cheapest ways once you learn how.

Depending on your location this may not be a feasible idea due to the possibility of freezing.

Last edited by daveb1; 03-20-2015 at 07:13 AM. Reason: Second Paragraph
daveb1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 03-20-2015, 07:23 AM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 1,390
Rewards Points: 1,602
Default


If freezing is an issue you're going to want to put a shut off valve inside so that you can cut the water during the colder times. My garage doesn't get below freezing even when it's zero F outside so it may not be an issue for you.
mikegp is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 03-20-2015, 07:26 AM   #4
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: WV
Posts: 3,471
Rewards Points: 3,130
Default


If you're never sweated copper pipe, I suggest you practice a bit first. It isn't difficult, but something simple like not properly cleaning the pipe will result in a poor connection. You'll probably have to shut off water to the whole house, so you want the job done quickly and right the first time.
md2lgyk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2015, 09:14 AM   #5
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Hartfield VA
Posts: 36,923
Rewards Points: 18,988
Default


Live in an area where it may freeze?
Is the garage heated all the time?
__________________
When posting in forums, letting us know your location will help others give better feedback/advice/solutions to your questions
joecaption is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2015, 12:18 PM   #6
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 423
Rewards Points: 781
Default


Run it in pex.
ct18 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2015, 05:04 PM   #7
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Ontario
Posts: 5,950
Rewards Points: 10,814
Default


Shut off the water of course. And let it all drain out before starting. Open other taps in the house so air can flow. You will have a very hard time soldering the pipes if water keeps dripping in as you are trying to solder. Depending on how pipes are laid out, sometimes I have had to wait 20 minutes before all the water stopped dripping.
SPS-1 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2015, 05:42 PM   #8
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 12,758
Rewards Points: 6,518
Default


If possible, make as many solder joints as you can in the shop and only one to do the final connection that may be in an awkward location.
SeniorSitizen is online now   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Low hot water pressure crebive Plumbing 38 02-26-2013 12:26 AM
Tapping into main water line racinpig Plumbing 3 07-31-2012 11:53 AM
Water heater solutions to get hot water in timely manner daluu Plumbing 22 05-07-2012 08:44 PM
tapping water line for new line KarlJay Plumbing 5 07-28-2010 09:30 AM
Tapping into water line Dave8 Plumbing 6 02-23-2009 08:26 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts