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  1. Plumbing
    I installed a Watts hot water recirculation system with a sensor valve / manifold below my Delta faucet with these wonderful PEX C lines. Waaaaay too long. They need to be CUT. Reading a similar thread to this one it appears cutting them is a potential problem. The local yocal at the home...
  2. Electrical
    I've got my main water supply, galvanized 3/4in, that has a large bonding wire clamped to it. It runs across the unfinished basement, and ties into the electrical panel. I'm planning on replacing my old galvanized plumbing with PEX. I understand my main panel needs both a ground rod, which is...
  3. Plumbing
    I want to run PEX through my floor joists. The plumbing inspector said to go 3" and 5" from the top of joists with hot above cold. This make sense when running along the side a joist but I probably shouldn't be drilling one hole above another when running perpendicular and through my 2x8 floor...
  4. Plumbing
    I had a fire sprinkler system designed using pex, thinking that would be the least expensive route, but am now experiencing sticker shock that the bracket assemblies (1” tee, ½” fnpt) are $30+ each, which adds up quickly with 25 heads. I am looking for a lower cost workaround that securely...
  5. Plumbing
    The old "1/2" male brass connections on fittings and ball valves in PEX piping in my house are a larger diameter than newly purchased ones. Today I bought PEX crimping and cutting tools, 1/2 inch Sharkbite tubing, copper crimp rings, and a 1/2 inch Sharkbite brand brass ball valve to...
  6. Plumbing
    Should I be hesitant putting pex waterline in an exterior wall? It will only be 4 foot max long. This is in Des Moines, IOWA. THX
  7. Plumbing
    Good Morning, I have a 100+ year-old home that has had multiple sets of hands on its plumbing over the years. I want to upgrade it all to PEX (HOMERUN) this summer. I've been looking online and multiple threads on this forum for ideas. I have a few questions tho. This is what I currently have...
  8. Plumbing
    My kitchen sink is the furthest sink from the hot water heater. If the hot water hasn't been used in a while it can take a long time for the water to get hot. I wanted to run a smaller pipe to this sink. I was hoping to use a 1/2" PEX pipe. Right now this is a 3/4" copper pipe. The sink and a...
  9. Plumbing
    I have a 1920s 2-family. the plumbing in the basement is a mess o fa maze. When the water heaters were relocated for venting purposes, the the lines were just extended to/from instead of re-planned. When the kitchen on 2nd floor unit was updated, a 3/4 line for both cold & hot was put in...
  10. Plumbing
    Hello all, long story short the task of re plumbing an old, until recently abandoned, school has fallen to me. I'm planning to simply bypass the 90+ year old galvanized pipe and install PEX runs. My question begins with the water main. Coming into the building is a 2.5" pipe. I'd like to...
  11. Electrical
    Our electrical panel was bonded to our copper cold water pipe, but then we had some pieces of PEX installed. There is PEX now on both sides of the water meter. Our side, and the service side. This certainly must block the continuity. So, is there any reason at all to leave the bond there?
  12. Plumbing
    Hello, I am currently working on installing a whole house humidifier and am having trouble figuring out how to plumb the waterline to it. The closest existing line is in my water heater closet, and the line I need to cut a tee into is 3/4-inch PEX. The humidifier calls for 1/4-inch O.D...
  13. Plumbing
    I am redoing all plumbing in my house. 1. Should I go with PEX or PEX-Al-PEX pipe for showers and sinks? I've read the PEX-Al-PEX has slower heat loss and better flow rate. And what size should I use 1/2", 5/8" or 3/4"? I want to be able to have strong water pressure in the shower/facets. 2...
  14. Plumbing
    I started with 3/4 inch pex feed to 1/2 inch pex to fixtures. I noticed the pex fitting ( elbows , Ts, etc.) have an inside diameter of 1/2 inch for the 3/4 inch fittings and 1/4 inch diameter for 1/2 fittings . Does this reduced diameter in the pex fittings reduce the flow of water ?? I...
  15. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    This is the last of the remodeling, majority I have done myself, yes I am a 54 yr old women who was taught by her dad the how to's of home ownership. So install a prefab corner shower, the wall had corner shelf's built in, so we have to move the shower knob & head over by 4 inches. currently...
  16. Plumbing
    I'm wondering if I can get adapters to connect pex directly to a water heater or if i need to sweat a specified amount of copper coming out of the unit before I transition to pex? Thanks for looking.
  17. Plumbing
    The city water line enters my house through the concrete floor in the corner of my (semi-finished) basement about 8 inches from the east wall and 3 feet from the south wall. The entire 25'x25' basement is one open space. The city water line is four feet away from a fireplace that is currently...
  18. Insulation
    I had a contractor build a shed dormer on the back of our house this summer. The plumber then came in and ran some PEX for the dormer. I started prepping to install a floating laminate floor and noticed a draft near where the PEX comes up through the floor. I took the plywood hatch out and...
  19. Plumbing
    I own rentals. I have worked at these rentals for over 40 years. In that time I have acquired some skills and perhaps some bad habits. I do most of the maintenance on the buildings myself. In 2012 I went to Anchorage to help my sister make a trailer into her residence. We gutted it and redid...
  20. Plumbing
    Hello, I have two hose spigots on my house and I want to branch-off additional hose spigots in the backyard from these. I wanted to know the best and cleanest method for accomplishing this. I would like to have a valve inside and outside and also a place where I can attach a compressor to...
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