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I am remodeling my house and the contractor has run copper pipes in a way that I thought was unusual logic. I wanted to check if this is common practice and correct. I have a 1" meter. From the meter, he has upsized the pipes to 1-1/2", then before water heaters and house filters to 1-1/4" then gradually reduced back to 1" then at the fixtures to 3/4" ... etc. I am not sure what the reasoning is for the "upsizing". To me it seems that you will lose water pressure when you upsize from your meter and makes no sense to me, but I might be wrong.

Also, the hotwater return line for the Tankless Rennai CU1991i - 11 GPM water heater is set to 1/2" copper piping. Is this sufficient? We will have a grundfos alpha 15-55 hwr-d recirculation pump. The house is not very big. It is about 1500 sqft.

Looking forward to your expert advice.
 

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Hello Pros,

I am remodeling my house and the contractor has run copper pipes in a way that I thought was unusual logic. I wanted to check if this is common practice and correct. I have a 1" meter. From the meter, he has upsized the pipes to 1-1/2", then before water heaters and house filters to 1-1/4" then gradually reduced back to 1" then at the fixtures to 3/4" ... etc. I am not sure what the reasoning is for the "upsizing". To me it seems that you will lose water pressure when you upsize from your meter and makes no sense to me, but I might be wrong.

Also, the hotwater return line for the Tankless Rennai CU1991i - 11 GPM water heater is set to 1/2" copper piping. Is this sufficient? We will have a grundfos alpha 15-55 hwr-d recirculation pump. The house is not very big. It is about 1500 sqft.

Looking forward to your expert advice.

Did the plumber phuck your wife?


Why can't you ask the plumber who installed all this?
 

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I see we have our answer!
 

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1 Kitchen Sink, 2 full bathrooms with shower, 1 half bathroom no shower, 1 washer, 1 utility sink, 2 filtered drinking water faucets. That's pretty much it.
Humm could be under sized. I bump it up to 2” then branch it off in 1.5” and then min to each fixture in 3/4”
Also do in in copper(type L) pipe for sure. All this PEX plastic pipe is crap. Copper may cost more now lab/mat but it’s worth it in the end.
 

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Humm could be under sized. I bump it up to 2” then branch it off in 1.5” and then min to each fixture in 3/4”
Also do in in copper pipe for sure. All this PEX plastic pipe is crap. Copper may cost more now lab/mat but it’s worth it in the end.
Thanks for your reply. So it is ok to "up size" a pipe after the meter? That was the only part that was confusing me. Since I thought it would only reduce the water pressure if he did that.
 

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Thanks for your reply. So it is ok to "up size" a pipe after the meter? That was the only part that was confusing me. Since I thought it would only reduce the water pressure if he did that.
I can’t explain master plumbing theory to the average person, so this is the best way to explain it:
its always better to be too big vs too small.. think of the “BEST” porn, the porn with black dudes is always better- then the porn with white dudes.
 

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Diameter is critical for proper performance. Try this, Have your wife turn on all your faucets. Then recheck the main. If it still measures 1.25 you’ve got problems. Have a professional look at it.
I had your wife check on mine.. she started screaming... not sure why?🤣😂
 

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I thought this was a pro forum, till I realized it's a bunch of PIPE SUCKERS... Keep sucking .... must be good.
WTF dude? You’re gunna disrespect?
Don’t come here questioning what your CONtractor did after the fact.
and then don’t like what we say…

Was your contractor lic’ed for plumbing?
Did you bother to check?

Prob not. He was prob the cheapest guy you could find, now you’ve spent way more then your cheap CONtractor quoted you and the work is wrong and not up to code- sucks to be you, cuz it’s about to cost you MORE!

You’re the tool who is sucking you’re CONtractors PIPE! He sucks the $$$ out of tards like you, and men who let their wives ***** at them and control their money.

fyi- a 1” service is way more then enough to supply water to a 1500 sqft home!

get ready for the Ban hammer!
 

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I can’t explain master plumbing theory to the average person, so this is the best way to explain it:
its always better to be too big vs too small.. think of the “BEST” porn, the porn with black dudes is always better- then the porn with white dudes.
You gave him flashbacks. He walked in on his husband with the BLACK plumber!
 

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No wife here.... must've been your wife 🤣
Husband, whatever.

I am the plumber, and yes, after some deep investigation, it has been shown that on at least one occasion I have had sexual relations with my wife.
 
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