Re: 3/4" or 1" copper pipe
Posted by Bud..Suncoast Plumbing on September 25, 19100 at 19:52:41:
In response to Re: 3/4" or 1" copper pipe
bay: The additional expense over 3/4" copper pipe
to 1" is not that big a financial deal. Pay the difference if the contractor wont...your the one that will be living there, and you'll smile every time you turn the water on.

the water pressure at the city watermain is about 55 psi. the house is going to be offset back by 300 feet from the watermain. the builder has suggested 3/4" copper pipe, but I know there are going to be pressure losses due to the length of pipe (which will increase as the pipe ages). should I be worried, or would it be more advisable (i.e. more conservative) to suggest 1" or 1-1/4" copper so that pressure losses are smaller?

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