How close can PVC and copper be?

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by GeronimoDF, Nov 3, 2009.

  1. GeronimoDF

    GeronimoDF New Member

    Oct 5, 2009
    Long Island, NY
    Quick question.... I gutted my bathroom, and changed the layout. I have a 2 inch PVC and a copper pipe for my baseboard heater. How close can they be?
  2. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

    Aug 31, 2004
    Cave Creek, Arizona

    Not touching, and ideally as far apart as possible.
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  4. Lakee911

    Lakee911 I&C Engineer (mostly WWTP)

    Aug 23, 2005
    I&C Engineer (mostly WWTP)
    Columbus, OH
    I doubt that the copper pipe would get hot enough to melt the PVC, but to be safe I would say no closer than a couple-few inches. You could throw some insulation around the pipes to further isolate them.
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