|Posted by hj on March 06, 19100 at 07:31:16:|
|In response to Re: Household water supply pipe routing|
Is your house older than 12 years? If not then you should be contacting the claims group and let them repipe it. Part of the problem with installing plastic piping using copper pipe type routing, which is what you have, is that the approved plastics have the same outside diameter as copper, but because of the thicker walls, the internal opening is much smaller. This results in pressure imbalances and temperature changes when the various faucets are used. I would prefer repiping with copper, but in its stead, CPVC is acceptable. Either do it the way you propose or oversize the piping to compensate for the reduced capacity of the plastic.
: I have the polybutelene piping(gray color)in my house. I am thinking about replacing the entire system with CPVC. I looked at the current routing of the water supply lines and they are hooked up as follows:
: Hopefully this made sense. Thanks for any assistance
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