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  1. JoeJee

    Help with refrigerator waterline, and HVAC duct

    Absolutely not. Supply Ductwork is for air, not water lines. In the off chance your lines breaks or has a pin hole leak it would cause lots of damage. You then also have the issue of sealing up the entry and exit points assuming you don’t puncture the pipe along the way. Just run the water line...
  2. JoeJee

    DWV pipe...what schedule?

    For me I use sch 40 Inside the house. From house to septic tank sch 40. Not sure what people use from house to city sewer. Septic is mostly 35 except for 10’ out of tank which is 40.
  3. JoeJee

    When to replace a working toilet?

    My house has two toilets that are stamped 1983. They seem sturdy and don’t have many issues with clogging. They are off colored a bit and could use new seats. Is there a time recommendation on toilets or is it more about when they finally break you replace? I ask because I will replace...
  4. JoeJee

    Floor plan help/suggestions?

    I’m about to hire an architect or draftsman but wanted to get as much of a layout done beforehand. It has been suggested that the kitchen be closer to the garage but not sure how that would fit. This is a second floor addition that is separate from the 1st floor. - WS pipe is from lower floor...
  5. JoeJee

    Considering a CSV..

    Yes, he took an ohm test but I didn’t really catch the number. He did say there wasn’t a good way to tell if it is the wire and/or pump that is allowing the path to ground other than pulling the pump. The amp draw was 6.2-6.8 amps and he said it was within spec. Is there literature on what ohms...
  6. JoeJee

    Considering a CSV..

    Hired a local company to come out and check well and look it over. I will say he isn’t a fan of cycle stop valves. He had his list of reasons why: would get dirty and stick, make noise, to much heat, high pressure in lines. Anyway, I eventually told him I would look at all my options when the...
  7. JoeJee

    Overthinking Bathroom dual sink water connections with PEX A?

    Not fully understanding but also not paying close attention because it is Sunday night. What size of pex? Can you draw what you are planing?
  8. JoeJee

    Venting downstream of toilet after it joins main sewer line

    I’m not a plumber but option 2 is correct. Option one doesn’t vent the toilet.
  9. JoeJee

    Uponor pipe inside PVC or conduit

    2” works great for 3/4 pex. That is what I have. Might be a bit of a workout with 1” pex and a long sweep 90. Test it out first if you can.
  10. JoeJee

    Uponor pipe inside PVC or conduit

    Fine to run it in pvc conduit. 1” will be a pain to run if you have any bends to go through unless you are using a big pvc pipe. Inspector is likely to require grey pvc for anything above ground or in concrete but check with your local people first.
  11. JoeJee

    Well accessories building designs?

    Who knows why someone would. I just know your CSV isn’t that common here. Eventually I will be gone and a different owner/plumber can decide to keep a CVS or go with a traditional setup with a Big A$$ Tank. In the mean time, it gives me more space for other stuff if needed. Like having space for...
  12. JoeJee

    Well accessories building designs?

    I thought about bringing the well into the inclosure but that would require a ventilated building (you cant air seal a well cap), increase moisture issues since I can’t properly seal a removable roof and the well would be open to the building, and be a problem if I don’t have time to remove the...
  13. JoeJee

    Well accessories building designs?

    I have my tank, filters, and water softener inside the house. I am wanting to move this all out for better accessibility and prevent flood inside of something breaks. I live on a hill so I can make the back side of a room next to the well almost totally underground and the sides mostly...
  14. JoeJee

    Freezing P Trap fix

    What I imagine is that you have a tub with a solid floor under it. The drain goes through the floor and you have the p-trap in a box under the floor. See picture for what I am seeing in my head: yes, I paid a lot of money for that rendering so I hope it is helping us… What about bringing the...
  15. JoeJee

    Max Distance from heat source?

    3/8 would certainly be an option but what might make that difficult is the lack of local supply and the inspectors not liking anything smaller than 1/2 except for dishwasher, ice maker/fridge. We are still allowed timer and aqua stats here. You would have to have a big pipe yo make sure the...
  16. JoeJee

    Max Distance from heat source?

    Anyone able to check my math from above or if a customer would complain about a 6-8 second wait for hot water?
  17. JoeJee

    Max Distance from heat source?

    Yes, a hot water recirculating loop with a pump. So I can run off the branch for 2-3’ and have instant water. What about 5-10? Is my math correct? A 1.2g/min bathroom faucet flows max 2.56 ounces per second. A 1/2 pex line holds 1.18 ounces/foot. It takes 0.461 seconds to clear 1ft of 1/2 pex...
  18. JoeJee

    Max Distance from heat source?

    When designing a hot water system, specifically one with a hot water loop, what is the max distance for each type of fixture to still be considered instant hot water? Looking at the EPA water sense guide they tell me no more than 0.5gal of water from source to fixture. They then give us a...
  19. JoeJee

    PEX-A installation

    A response like that is a good way to keep people from helping you. Age of home and if it is under warranty or not will help guide those who are willing to answer you.
  20. JoeJee

    Recirculation Loop Design Question

    I’m not a plumber but I would lean towards A. You are likely to have a lot of water in that 1” pipe up to the second floor. It would take some time to get hot water if only using a single lav. B would be better than nothing though.
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