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Check this out. The architect spec'ed a 3" meter. The plumbing inspector counted the fixtures and gave us a 1" meter. We ran a 3" main for 3 toilets, 2 urinals, 2 wall hydrants, 2 water coolers and 2 wash fountains. There are stubs for a future kitchen and for abandoning the original service and tying therest of the school into the new main. The only hot water draw is the 2 Bradleys, they each have two .5 gpm spray heads. So the hot water draw is 2 gallons per minute. The tempering valve is too big, I can't even set the temps. Whatever, they spec'ed it.
 

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That is one small school.

Do the WCs and urinals have flushometers on them?
 

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way oversized huh..? why wouldn't he let you use a 3" meter i'm confused..? also thats some huge pvc dwv there whats that 8"?
 

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The inspector gives you the meter based on the water fixture demand. That pvc is 8" it's for the roof drains. It is a school addition. The only plumbing was two bathrooms. The rest is future. There is another, existing water service and meter. They plan to gut the existing bathrooms and remodel them, at that time, they will abandon the existing service and meter and tie into what we did. I told them, "good luck trying to fit a 3" meter where that 1" meter is now." They told me, "you will be the one that does it."
 

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That PVC must be for roof drainage.
 

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"and you will be the one paying for it:yes:" would have been a good reply.

The inspector gives you the meter based on the water fixture demand. That pvc is 8" it's for the roof drains. It is a school addition. The only plumbing was two bathrooms. The rest is future. There is another, existing water service and meter. They plan to gut the existing bathrooms and remodel them, at that time, they will abandon the existing service and meter and tie into what we did. I told them, "good luck trying to fit a 3" meter where that 1" meter is now." They told me, "you will be the one that does it."
 
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