I'm currently in the process of replacing the plumbing for a 2nd floor bathroom. The room below the bathroom is completely demo'ed down to the studs. The plumbing for the 2nd floor bathroom runs overhead in the 1st floor room.
I've removed all the other galvanized piping and now I ready to run new cold and hot water piping for the bathroom. I'm experienced with running copper, but I have an issue when it comes to running pipes between the joints.
The joists are 14" aparts and are already drilled out from the previous plumbing. My issue is that I don't see how I can a single piece of copper to run 10 feet between the joists. I don't really want to have multiple soldered 14" segments of copper to run the distance.
Should I consider using PEX or some other kind of flexible piping to solve this problem?
Thanks for any advice.
I would use pex. It would be a lot faster and easer.
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