Re: copper pipe size in treatment system
Posted by Sylvan Tieger on May 31, 2004 at 12:04:12:
In response to Re: copper pipe size in treatment system
: I have a clorine system install and was looking over the piping and noticed something kind of interesting, all the copperin the system is 3/4 in but in between the settling tanks and the carbon filter I have a 1/2 test tap. There is about a 1 foot section that is 1/2 in the middle of all the 3/4 pipe. Will this effect anything like pressure or water flow. I would think that the installer would have used 3/4 with a T and gone 1/2 off the T to the test tap. Next month I am having all the old copper pipe replaced in the house and I wonder if I should have them replace this little section of mismatched pipe.

: Thanks

The "Pressure" going through the 3/4 and 1/2" piping will be the same but the VOLUME will be slightly different.

The only reason I can see for this 1/2" tubing is as follows.

The installer just didn't just decide to safe a few shekels Or run out of 3/4 piping.

Most likely he/she read the installation instructions and followed directions as a filter can only filter out some much at any given VOLUME passing through (flow rate)

I would look for the manufacturer on the filter and a model number and then see if they have a volume chart that can pass in a certain amount of time

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