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post #57851 of 60517

me again with pictures of my water lines replacement job.

first picture:  beginning at the pressure tank.

 

 

you can see the leftover 100 foot roll of  3/4" tubing leaning against the pressure tank.

 

 

second picture:  showing at the right, the line from the pressure tank feeding to the lines to the kitchen,  and at the left, feeding down to the water heater.

 

 

.notice that at the water heater I re-used the brass unions for future replacement of the water heater.

 

 

drop lines to the wash machine, (just to the right of the dryer vent pipe) we used 1/2" cpvc for this in order to use the cpvc solderless adapters into the brass shut-off valves.

 

 

distribution lines to the vanity (left)  and the toilet .

the next picture will show the shower lines to the right of the toilet lines.

 

 

the large pvc pipes are from the sump pump.

 

If you are ever tempted to change out your copper to PEX, a word of caution.  

If the lines are going to be exposed like these, it is very difficult to take the tubing off of the roll and straighten it.

I think if I ever did this again, I would use cpvc tubing for any straight runs that are going to be exposed.

 

I don't know if you can make it out, but we put in lots of wooden cross pieces  and used extra pipe hangers to straighten the tubing out.

 

we are very happy with the overall results, though,.

 

..........jiminwisc..........

 

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post #57852 of 60517

Looks like a big job!  Well done.

post #57853 of 60517
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Looks like a big job!  Well done.


I could not have done it without the help of my two Dave's.

bro   and  bro in law..

 

scheduling the work to happen when everybody was gone

and then lining up one or two of the Daves at that time was the most challenging part.

 

We used shark bite fittings throughout.  since everything was going to be exposed, I wanted it to look straight and orderly..  and it does,,  mostly .

 

I still have the option of putting in a suspended ceiling to cover everything.  

I am not in too big of a hurry to start another project right now..

I like to do my projects in the summer time,,  even if they are inside projects .

even with inside projects, there is sometimes lots of prep work that is best done outside.

 

this whole project cost just less than $200.oo.

I could have made it less expensive with crimp fittings.

my two Daves preferred the shark bites.. gotta make the inexpensive helpers happy.

all in all they saved me much more than what the project could have costed

but now I am obligated to them for the rest of my life.

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.....jiminwisc.........

post #57854 of 60517

Oh BRRRRRR!  That air is icy and stingy!  I'm hunkering down for the night - no fish fry is worth this much cold.  The sun helped keep water in the barn from freezing too solidly today but tonight will be different.

 

Stay warm and safe!

post #57855 of 60517
Cracked an egg open for french toast and for the 1st time, came across this.What do you see here?

Our urban farm family consists of 3 dogs (Gracie, Theo & Cookie), 2 cats (Astennu & Leah), and 7 chickens (3 black/1 buff/1 lav orpingtons, BLRW, and a maran mix)

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1075619/seventh-annual-wi-cheesehead-bash

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Our urban farm family consists of 3 dogs (Gracie, Theo & Cookie), 2 cats (Astennu & Leah), and 7 chickens (3 black/1 buff/1 lav orpingtons, BLRW, and a maran mix)

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1075619/seventh-annual-wi-cheesehead-bash

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post #57856 of 60517
Ugh I can't get the pic to attach.

Our urban farm family consists of 3 dogs (Gracie, Theo & Cookie), 2 cats (Astennu & Leah), and 7 chickens (3 black/1 buff/1 lav orpingtons, BLRW, and a maran mix)

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1075619/seventh-annual-wi-cheesehead-bash

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Our urban farm family consists of 3 dogs (Gracie, Theo & Cookie), 2 cats (Astennu & Leah), and 7 chickens (3 black/1 buff/1 lav orpingtons, BLRW, and a maran mix)

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1075619/seventh-annual-wi-cheesehead-bash

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post #57857 of 60517

You've got my curiosity up now!!

post #57858 of 60517
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Cracked an egg open for french toast and for the 1st time, came across this.What do you see here?


NOTHING

post #57859 of 60517

Hi All!

 

Yes, I bet my birds are grateful that almost the whole south wall of the coop is windows! It does make a difference.

 

Nothing new... Night all!

We are all just visitors to this earth.
What The Cluck!
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We are all just visitors to this earth.
What The Cluck!
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post #57860 of 60517

Thanks BigZ...I sure do love those Brahmas. Keeping my fingers crossed that they are healthy but I'm seeing some signs of the MS in them. Won't know for sure till I have them tested this spring.

 

Nice update on the water lines Jim. You are right that the PEX has a mind of it's own making it hard to work with. We used it for the in-floor heat in the shop, house and garage and the only thing that seemed to help unroll it straight was to attach the spool to a swivel (we used a boat seat swivel) and unroll it like fishing line off a spool.

"One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it's worth watching.”

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"One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it's worth watching.”

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