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Easy plumbing question--through joists & leaves a pipe belly. by sourmash
Started on: 03-24-2020 02:48 PM
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Unfinished basement, concrete slab basement rancher.

See that copper water line on the left? It has pin holes and needs replacement.
I'm proposing elevating the new one (the red circle and line) going through the tripled support joist, to get it into the joist cavity so I can finish the basement higher/cleaner.
But that also means the bath fixture lines start high, go down then back up leaving them full of water instead of tipping downward to drain when a facet in the basement is opened with water off. All that means is no winterizing that section if ever needed.

Bad idea?
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Report this Post03-24-2020 02:58 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Tony KaniaSend a Private Message to Tony KaniaEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
You are not hurting anything. Pressurized.

Petcock in the low point would allow for winterization if desired.

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Originally posted by sourmash:
All that means is no winterizing that section if ever needed.

Bad idea?


I also don't think you need winterizing. It's not like you live at the north pole. (Where are you ?)

That other insulated line I suspect is hot water supply. I can see the need to insulate that, a few reasons. You could always insulate the cold water supply if your worried.
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It rarely gets to 10 degrees here. There's never been a reason to winterize in 40 years so it's just analysis paralysis.One winter the power was off in the winter for 12-13 hours. That's all.
I want to raise the hot water one too.
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I used PEX with my shower installation. It flexes and can take the cold without damage.
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Drilling holes thru joists etc often have rules to meet Building Codes because Drilling for Pipes can made the joist(s) weak and fail days, months or years later depending just how big and where the holes are.

3/4" pipe alone needs 7/8-1" hole minimum. Insulated pipe needs 2" or more hole...

Likely has problem(s) now...
Bath line that some fool basically cut the joist making that worthless Likely was Doubled to take load for bath tub or other heavy thing(s), same reason the double joist to the left.
If pass inspection like that then inspector didn't look because incompetent or worse.

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Double joists are often used under tubs and shower enclosures.
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Originally posted by theogre:
If pass inspection like that then inspector didn't look because incompetent or worse.


It is really sad when the City Inspector skimps on the job or looks the other way for 'professional contractors.' Seen that, suffered from that, typical Government Service.

p.s. Yes, I know there are some Good Inspectors out there too ...
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