And everyone wonders why the trade is getting dumber and dumber
Let's just forget about the whole thing and run pex and csst. Then we only need to be within the nearest foot or so.
For Jimminy Crist's sakes. subtract the distance from the center of the fitting to the fitting make in and double it if there's two 45's
It's like being in the freekin 4th grade all over again. You apprentices damn well better get your heads wrapped around the math. I will not tolerate close enough nor will I tolerate cutting gunners and then wasting pipe as you fine tune your stupidity. A few years back I started showing up on the site just after my plumbers left and harvesting all the little bits and pieces. Over a short period of time those bits and pieces add up to a sizable amount of money and all because of laziness or stupidity. The difference between a Master and an apprentice and some journeymen is the ability to PROBLEM SOLVE