Exposed supply pipes

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  1. dx

    dx General Contractor

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    Happy Holiday everyone!

    In a bathroom with a pedestal sink, is there a code provisiona gainst the supply lines coming out of the floor?

    Common sense tells me it's not a good idea as the unprotected pipes could be accidentaly kicked or hit, but I can't seem to find any code paragraph that prohibits it.
     
  2. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    In some places they run the supplies from the floor and keep them out of the wall because of worries that they will freeze in the wall.
     
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  4. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

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    A clawfoot tub will often have them coming out of the floor, and sometimes a toilet will be plumbed that way to for their supplies. You can typically find chrome plated pipe for that, other finishes are available, but harder to find.
     

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