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  • Where would you get the hot and cold from?

    My setup:
    It has been described to me in other threads that I have a "manifold" type setup. I think if it as a breaker box for my water. If I want to turn off a water appliance, I go to my water breaker box and turn the water off there.

    The water breaker box is in my laundry room.



    What I am doing:

    Think if an "L".

    On one side of the L is my laundry room. On the other side is my garage.

    I am pushing my garage back and adding a bathroom.

    See below ... for a crude diagram ... hopefully this turns out okay ...

    Current setup (W = washer location, B = water breaker box location, S=grass, G = Garage, H = Hot water heater, | = wall, - = wall) :

    SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
    SSSSSS------------
    SSSSSS|
    SSSSSS|W Laundry
    SSSSSS|
    ----------B-----
    GGGGGH| Bedroom


    New
    setup (W = washer location, B = water breaker box location, S=grass, G = Garage, H = Hot water heater, N = New bath, | = wall, - = wall) :

    SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
    ------------------------
    GGGGGG|NNNNN|
    GGGGGG|NNNNN|W Laundry
    GGGGGG|NNNNN|
    GGGGGG|----------B-----
    GGGGGGGGGGGH| Bedroom



    Question:

    When hot and cold water is added to the new bathroom how would you do it?

    1. Tie the "water breaker box"?
    2. Tie into the existing laundry plumbing?
    3. Tie into the hot water heater plumbing due to the fact that hot and cold water plumbing is obviously exposed?

    For 1 and 2, the walls would need to be opened up to find and run any new plumbing.

    I am not doing this myself, all of this work is contracted out accordingly. I would just like feedback such that when they start the plumbing work I have some feedback ...

    Thanks in advance.

  • #2
    Re: Where would you get the hot and cold from?

    I'ld ask your plumber what he thinks. I'ld say 1 or 3 from what info you've given. If the person you hire is a plumber (as opposed to a handyman) he'll know whether the pipe sizes can handle the new loads.
    sigpic3:00, I mean 5:00, and work is done. Time to crack a cold one.

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    • #3
      Re: Where would you get the hot and cold from?

      I definitely plan on doing that ... just wanted to get some other opinions too. Thanks for your feedback.

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      • #4
        Re: Where would you get the hot and cold from?

        I would go to the WATER breaker box as you put it.
        The same theory would apply to an electric circuit,
        I sure wouldn't tie the outlets and lights into the middle of another branch.
        Think of how you (and more importantly you spouse and child) would turn them off in an emergency.

        Just my opinion, as a Electrician and Home Inspector.
        Last edited by safetyfirst; 08-28-2008, 06:17 PM.

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        • #5
          Re: Where would you get the hot and cold from?

          I'm gonna have to go with F
          sigpic

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          • #6
            Re: Where would you get the hot and cold from?

            I would probly go with your first option use the manifold, but if your building you will have dry wall and repairs to do any way, so patching some more probly would not be a big thing, but again I am not there, I would let the plumber figure this one out, a major consideration is if you have some other location that needs to be shut down in an emergency, will others be aware of it to shut off the water, to the new room.
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            • #7
              Re: Where would you get the hot and cold from?

              From the hot and cold water supply. Wanna' fight about a tankless.

              J.C.

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              • #8
                Re: Where would you get the hot and cold from?

                a new line from the manifold
                I like it like that !
                and, It's like that now!!!!!!!!!!!!

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                • #9
                  Re: Where would you get the hot and cold from?

                  Originally posted by JCsPlumbing View Post
                  From the hot and cold water supply. Wanna' fight about a tankless.

                  J.C.
                  Tankless? ... what's a tankless? ...

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