PEX Manifold Location

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  1. r_ventura_23

    r_ventura_23 New Member

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    I am converting a mother daughter into a single family home. I cut and capped the incoming 3/4" hot and cold that used to service the upstairs mother daughter. These two pipes fall right in a hallway closet I will be framing out. This is right across from the hall from the proposed master bathroom.

    Would I be able to put the manifold in this closet? This would make servicing the master bath a snap. The only issue I see is that I would have to go up and over the hallway and then back down to the fixtures. I might lose a little bit of pressure.

    Thoughts? Would the code allow this?
     
  2. fullysprinklered

    fullysprinklered Active Member

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    I don't speak New Jersey. What the heck is a mother daughter. I didn't get the memo.
     
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  4. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    You can put the manifold anywhere you like in the home. Distance does create more friction loss.
     
  5. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    When you go "up over" something, you lose pressure. When you come back down, you get it back, (unless you went up so high there was not enough pressure to lift it over, then there would be no water to "come back down"). Mother/daughter could be like a Mother-in-law suite. One in Florida had a stairway chair lift to the second floor so the Mother in law suite was advertised "with an electric chair" which probably got a lot of responses.
     
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