around 310 feet of 1/2" and 40' of 3/4" . Five runs of 55' of 1/2" to the up stairs bath room and the rest is tied up with the fixtures next to were I want to put the manifold. How much room do you need for a Manabloc ?
JC what I am getting from you is I will have to leave the existing galvy installed and run my new piping parallel to old , test , remove old , hook up to existing fixtures. I thought I would be able to place the manifold run main over , make up my t&s valve , cut open up walls and ceilings . next day tie it all together test every thing call in inspection test being wet test? I have never done this though one draw back to work for some one who does not get inspections done! I am I hearing you wrong?
To get the bloc on the wall without using 90's to enter it you will easily burn up 4 feet of wall space. You could probably get it in three feet using 90's but going with just pipe the instructions say there can't be ant torque in the pipe as it enters the bloc or they will leak, and in my experience they will leak.
Do you do many re-pipes JC ?
It's like a whole new world for me . Getting all these inspections every other job I get something new from the inspector you have to do this or that. I think it is great thou. Last week he asks me if the pro press female adapt. pop off like shark bites? I tell him no after you press it on you are done and would have to cut it off and throw it away. He says well you have to start installing unions. I said back to him WOW I have installed tons and tons of heaters with out unions just copper female adapt and hooked up what ever I needed to do. He tells me well don't you think it is a good idea so you can change out the heater faster next time or service it down the road? I think he thought I was changeling him on it? I told him I thought it was a good idea and this is great getting all the feed back as I have been calling in inspections on all my work and told him he is going to get rid of all my bad learned habits! And that I guess when I put permit on the ticket it was either not done or no inspection scheduled he laughed. You sound right on JC this is how I had to do my gas job with the pro-press I would just hate to tell the customer they will have to wait 24 hrs and after the inspection to be able to use their plumbing but I guess this is how real law abiding plumbers work and people should be able to understand unless they want and extra hole next to each pipe penetration!
I grew up in a mobile home and after my boss found that out I always got sent on any crawl space jobs! Thats were cargo pockets and a good army crawl technique comes in handy:cool:
If it is not written then it cannot be enforced. An inspector is not supposed to be allowed that degree of interpretation.
But sometimes you have to ask yourself, do you want to be right or do you want to make money? Have to weigh the cost benefit. If I'm off the chain busy I might throw them in just to get out of there. Don't have time for the phone calls.
Or I might make him/her admit their wrong. :grin-devilish: Some will say don't piss off the inspector but I disagree. I get no slack either way so I give none.
On a side note, the union thing to me is such round-and-round, I'm right/you're wrong, theoretical B.S. Water heaters fail quicker than ever so that connection percentage wise will be changed time and again before it gives a problem.
And saying to make it easier to service and change out is nuts too. Like I'm gonna' show up to a water heater all pissed 'cause it doesn't have unions.
I can't remember the last one I changed that had unions. :rolleyes: