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Sunday, March 25th 2012, 7:06am

by Wet_Boots

Pex is usable, but CPVC is stronger, and installs more neatly. I would still transition back to copper to exit the house, and to continue to the PVB

Sunday, March 25th 2012, 6:42am

by louis13

I have about 30 feet to run indoors. So I can use tan pipe? What about Pex?

Saturday, March 24th 2012, 7:46pm

by Wet_Boots

Easy - no indoor PVC in Jersey (and yes, you'll see it all over, but codes have changed) - If you had a really long run of pipe indoors, you would use the beige-colored CPVC pipe and fittings. For less than 20 feet, stay all copper. In any event, a pro doesn't run plastic pipe through the exterior wall.

Saturday, March 24th 2012, 5:51pm

by louis13

how could i find out what my codes are here in New Jersey?

Saturday, March 24th 2012, 5:46pm

by Wet_Boots

Sch 40 PVC indoors is a likely code violation, depending on your location - the rules want it used only for drainage. type L Copper is pricey, but it's strong.

Saturday, March 24th 2012, 5:07pm

by louis13

I was going to use sch 40 1" PVC instead of copper from the meter area to the PVB...is that OK or do i have to run copper?

Saturday, March 24th 2012, 5:00pm

by Wet_Boots

What you should be doing is to simply make your connection, right after the water meter, and bring the copper outside to your PVB, and then do a flow and pressure test. Only at that point can you know exactly what your water supply is.

Saturday, March 24th 2012, 4:39pm

by louis13

I measured the pressure on the hose bib and I believe it was 45-50 lbs. never did a flow test

Saturday, March 24th 2012, 4:35pm

by Wet_Boots

You measured your pressure? You did a flow test? First things first.

Saturday, March 24th 2012, 4:24pm

by louis13

1" Wilkins pressure vacuum breaker...

Will I have enough pressure for the system with a 3/4 source?