|Posted by Martin Foster on October 12, 2002 at 15:53:59:|
I'm doing major remodeling of bathrooms and kitchen in my house. I'm going from 1.5 baths to 3, ultimately and rearranging the kitchen floorplan.
I like the idea of using PEX because I have no experience with copper. Currently the plumbing is all copper inside the walls and it seems to be in good shape.
My question is:
wherever there is existing copper plumbing close to new fixtures (typically with 5 feet) should I:
divert the copper lines to the new fixture with PEX?
divert the copper lines to the new fixture with NEW copper?
completely redo all lines with PEX from a new manifold and using home-run circuits?
Access is not a big problem since this is a 3-story house and most work is on the 2nd and 3rd floor. I will be removing lots of drywall and floor sheathing anyway. Most plumbing is on the 2nd floor and I have easy underfloor access from ground floor unfinished storage rooms. I was thinking of putting a new Vanguard manabloc manifold in the utility room on the ground floor.
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