:laughing::laughing::laughing: Or within the same state. Its neat to here you mention what is code and not for you up there cuz it is different down here. But for the most part the same.It's amazing how codes vary state to state, that job would have to be ripped out if installed here, PEX is not approved, PVC is OK in some area's, but has to be installed with color contrasting primer, and no wet vents of any type are allowed, except a single fixture with no more than one fixture unit may be tied into the base of the stack.
I thought they look impressive.22 Rifle said:1. They cost more money.
2. They look messier.
3. Thy take longer to install.
Without the manifold, each fixture less tub shower valve, will have a shut off at the fixture it's self. This eleminates the need to shut off entire house. Cost lot less to run if you run it with branch lines. Fewer holes to drill if not fewer then smaller holes through your floor joist.When a fixture needs repaired, you shut off the lines to that fixture only, no need to shut off anything else in the house.
I did a new const. home last year (against my wishes:yes I used a different type of manifold and used 1000' at .29 per foot= $290 my cost and it went 100 X's quicker that copper or branched trunk line. I asked the GC what would he wanted truck or manifold (makes no difference to me, manifold is would cost him more), he said manifold. OK thats what it will be. Hot and cold had its own 1" copper horizontal manifold with brass ball valves.So what is the total footage of pex needed to run from that manifold?
No and yes. It actually takes less time to get hot water because the pipe is much smaller than the 3/4" or 1" mainline. However, if you get hot water to one fixture, you have to wait for it again at the next fixture, though the water in the manifold itself is still hot, so only the water in the pipe itself counts.Alan said:4. takes longer to get hot water.