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  • 1. Is copper piping still used in new residential construction?

    2. How does one get instant hot water if a manifold with individual lines is used?

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    Re: 1. Is copper piping still used in new residential construction?

    yes

    multiple returns
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    • #3
      Re: 1. Is copper piping still used in new residential construction?

      Originally posted by ToUtahNow View Post
      multiple returns
      ...or point of use, perhaps

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      • #4
        Re: 1. Is copper piping still used in new residential construction?

        Copper is legal and still widely used. Probably the most expensive but fine if your water isn't aggressive/corrosive. Not crazy about manifolds myself whether they be in copper or plastic(pex, for example). I ran my hot in pex 3/4" as close as possible to the 1/2" supply lines and made a loop back to the heater. My master is opposite corner from my water heater and I get hot about 5 seconds after turning on the faucet; convenient and saves water.. Which is getting to be more $$$ every year..

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        • #5
          Nice if you can loop back to the water heater.

          In our house built in 2000, I'm trying to find a way to get a return from the 2nd floor to the basement water heater.

          With a manifold would you have a return line from every hot water faucet Teed into a common return?
          Or is the idea of a manifold to not have Tees and one line from each faucet returns all the way to the water heater?

          Thank you.
          I'd take an educated guess - but I'm unqualified.
          It ain't just soot, it's paydirt.
          "I swear, wherever Gift goes, argument follows." -Youtube comment

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          • #6
            Re: Nice if you can loop back to the water heater.

            A common return would need to be designed, not just thrown in there. Taking a short cut in trying to install a common return could result in just that, a short cut...........

            David

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