Re: Two Showers at the Same Time
Posted by hj on January 22, 2003 at 23:10:37:
In response to Re: Two Showers at the Same Time
You can install any sized pipe necessary regardless of the meter size, although the benefits of a larger pipe will only get better up to a certain size depending on the meters capability to supply adequate pressure and volume. If you have a problem with FU, then realize that there are a lot of plumbing terms that are not "politically correct" in mixed company.

: I am going to redo the main and branch lines of our house. (Everything is 1/2" copper, with lots of pressure drop when you flush the toilet, etc.). I have calculated that I have 23.5 Fixture Units. With a 3/4 main and a 3/4 home side trunk, Terry's web site says that I can only support 19 Fixture Units.

: So, can you really put a 1" trunk on a meter fed by a 3/4" street service? (Which would get me to 36 Fixture Units.)

: Also, does splitting the trunk into two 3/4" lines better support two baths and showers, or is just a single main trunk throughout the house adequete?

: Also, can I abbreviate Fixture Units or is that too crass?

: Thanks




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