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#151 TAHOE ONLINE  

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Posted April 21, 2016 - 07:20 AM

Wouldn't using 3/4" for the main run and 'T' off with 1/2" to the loads; Large area supplying small individual runs; act exactly like the manifold?


When you add up the cost of buying 5-6 brass PEX T's, it was cheaper or about same cost to buy one larger copper manifold.
It may work like the premade manifold, but I think it would still be an "in series" system where the first circuit in the series would get more pressure and then the pressure would drop down the line. Using
this larger type of manifold helps keep pressure constant in all lines....IMO.



 

Is the cost of the 'T's more than running lines to all the individual loads? It just seems to me that
many water lines running side by side would be a nightmare. Again I know nothing just trying to learn.


I found it to be easy to run a line to every faucet. This PEX is flexible and can easily be formed and
bent in a pretty tight curve. You could technically run a single line to a bathroom then T it off and
supply all your bathroom fixtures off the single line. I chose to run a circuit for each one with a
separate valve, I had to re-plumb it all from scratch so that was my preference. Little more cost, yes,
but my manifolds were $12-15 each and I bought a bulk lot of 1/4 turn ball valves on Ebay that ended up being $2.50-3 each. I also just used a sharpie marker to mark what each line feeds, very nice when doing a quick shutoff. A professional would have used a label maker :smilewink: 

 

Three of us on a 30-50 psi well. Never really notice a supply issue unless the toilet in the same bathroom is flushed. Then again it is very seldom more than one of us is using water at the same time.


That's one of the beauties of using a manifold like this, it keeps even pressure throughout the house no matter what gets turned on or flushed at the same time( well as long as pump maintains pressure).

If you are interested in running PEX, how the manifolds work, etc, search youtube. I spent hours
watching videos on install, types of connectors, tools, how to run the pipe, etc before I bought
anything or started planning. I went with the crimp ring and barb fitting type connection system, not a single leak yet, that wouldn't have happened with me soldering copper :wallbanging:  :D


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Posted April 21, 2016 - 08:19 AM

With pex , you want to run all your lines direct from the manifold, also one size larger because of joint restrictions. My house has well water, and all my main runs start with 1" copper, then neck to 3/4" and finish at the end results with 1/2". You can run both showers, wash laundry, run dishwasher and water the lawn and never notice a drop in volume or pressure.
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Posted April 21, 2016 - 08:40 AM

Ray, do you have water on there? If so, I would buy enough fittings to test flow with both 3/4" & 1/2". The systems I have worked on were at 'city' pressure, 60-80 lbs., and saw significant loss using 1/2".


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Posted April 22, 2016 - 06:34 AM

The top support beams on the front porch have sheet metal on the front same as the lower part of the porch.
Then I put up the soffiting and fascia trim on the porch roof and the front of the mud room.

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The soffit and fascia is also finished on the front on the other side of the porch.

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This morning I set up the forklift and boards on the back of the house so I can start on the soffit and fascia trim there.
It started to rain as I was setting this up so that is all I got done outside today.

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I think my truck is getting jealous of me taking so many photos of the house.
This morning I went back around front to get one more photo of the front of the house, and the truck jumped into the driveway just as I was taking the shot.
I told her that she was being bad.

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Posted April 22, 2016 - 06:44 AM

Good to see more progress and the truck again!


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Posted April 22, 2016 - 07:07 AM

Send that truck down here. I will give her lots of attention.
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Posted April 22, 2016 - 07:09 AM

I love seeing pics of that truck. Really like the bobbed  look of the bed.


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Posted April 22, 2016 - 07:13 AM

Send that truck down here. I will give her lots of attention.

 

I'm closer, like a 2 hr drive :poke:  :D


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Posted April 22, 2016 - 08:05 AM

I'm closer, like a 2 hr drive :poke:  :D

 

 

 

Send that truck down here. I will give her lots of attention.

 

Don't send it anywhere. I'll come get it!! 

In fact I'm leaving right now.  you can text me directions when I get close.      Rick


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Posted April 22, 2016 - 04:37 PM

Okay, that's it !

I'm putting the truck on a 24/7 high security trucknapping alert.

I talked with the landlords cats and his dog and they are going to let me know if any strangers are snooping around. 


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Posted April 22, 2016 - 05:05 PM

Okay, that's it !

I'm putting the truck on a 24/7 high security trucknapping alert.

I talked with the landlords cats and his dog and they are going to let me know if any strangers are snooping around. 

 

So I need to bring Catnip and Milk Bone treats.

 

Seriously--  I love the truck and am glad to see the house progressing.   :thumbs:        Rick


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Posted April 22, 2016 - 08:18 PM

I dig the progress on your place and as I've said before, great truck, I always love seeing new pics of it!

 

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Posted April 23, 2016 - 06:39 AM

Looking good.
Glad someone is making headway on their projects.

As for the truck:image.jpeg
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Posted April 23, 2016 - 07:36 AM

With pex , you want to run all your lines direct from the manifold, also one size larger because of joint restrictions. My house has well water, and all my main runs start with 1" copper, then neck to 3/4" and finish at the end results with 1/2". You can run both showers, wash laundry, run dishwasher and water the lawn and never notice a drop in volume or pressure.

That's how mine is except it's PVC, I had copper at the old house and there, although only 3 miles away, the water was acidic and after 8-10 years the copper would start getting pin holes. I like PEX but frankly I got a deal on the pvc. I have black stuff from the pump to the well. I can't run enough water to slow down a spigot. My water table is 9'-12' depending on rainfall, but we're sitting on top of the Paleo Channel.


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Posted April 23, 2016 - 07:59 AM

Send that truck down here. I will give her lots of attention.

I'm closer, like a 2 hr drive :poke:  :D

Don't send it anywhere. I'll come get it!! 

In fact I'm leaving right now.  you can text me directions when I get close.      Rick

 

 

I have gotten to ride in that truck.   :poke:  :poke:  :poke:


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