Bathroom Remodel Pressure Test

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by swiederin, Oct 13, 2012.

  1. swiederin

    swiederin New Member

    Apr 1, 2012
    I remodeled my sencond floor bathroom and used PEX for the first time. I would like to do a pressure/leak test before putting the new flooring down. How can this be done? Never done that before.
  2. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

    Aug 17, 2004
    Bothell, Washington
    If the new pipes are connected to your current system, it's a bit too late.
    They system needs isolation so that the pressure can be contained. If the system is off line so to speak, you can use a hydrostatic pump attached to a valve to pressurize.
    Frankly, if it's holding water, I'm sure you're fine. PEX either leaks or it doesn't.
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  4. cacher_chick

    cacher_chick Test, Don't Guess!

    Jan 5, 2008
    Test, Don't Guess!
    Land of Cheese
    If you are handy, you could make up an air fitting with a schrader valve to pump up the system with a bicycle pump. You will need to have valves in place to isolate the section which you want to test.
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