How close can PVC and copper be?

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by GeronimoDF, Nov 3, 2009.

  1. GeronimoDF

    GeronimoDF New Member

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    Quick question.... I gutted my bathroom, and changed the layout. I have a 2 inch PVC and a copper pipe for my baseboard heater. How close can they be?
  2. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    close

    Not touching, and ideally as far apart as possible.
  3. Lakee911

    Lakee911 I&C Engineer (mostly WWTP)

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    I doubt that the copper pipe would get hot enough to melt the PVC, but to be safe I would say no closer than a couple-few inches. You could throw some insulation around the pipes to further isolate them.
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