Like you, I am to lazy to look it up, but 1/4" will not provide much volume
of water. Use 1/2" or 3/4" so you dont have to wait 1/2 hour to fill your
sink. And since you are going overhead you can insulate the pipe at the same
time. You may experience water hammer with the 1/4" also.
Good point Eddy. I think I will just buy a coil of 1/2 inch flexible
copper and run that from the tankless water heater to the kitchen sink.
The dishwasher gets its water from the kitchen faucet tap.
8 gallons per minute of 150 degree hot water. It will sit on the outside
wall of my bathrooms. Since it is outside - no stack is necessary. Just
water in - water out - 110 volt to run the computer and igniter. When no
water is being drawn - no fuel is being spent.
it looks more about wrongness, cant solve it without excellness, argue over
1/1000 of an inch of pipe inner diameter and avoid the question
entirelyness, and just plain silliness.
personally, if i didnt want to do the SIMPLE math, i would have filled 6" of
pipe with water, stuck my finger over one end, and drained it into a
measuring cup. as for what to do once you have this measurement, ill leave
as a question for all to ponder....
Hi Tom -
If you believe that education creates better people - and you believe
that America is the best country in the world to live in - then you must
therefore believe that our education system made our country better.
My view point - I was a public school teacher for 33 years in the
backwoods of PA. I have seen many great teachers there come and go. I
feel our students do very well for themselves. Our system is not perfect
and we are constantly trying to improve it. If you would spend a few
years in our system - you would come out with nothing but admiration.
Lots of people try to be teachers - and leave after a couple years
I am no idea what you do for a living - but I am sure it is not as easy
a target as public schools - everyone that goes through a school as a
student thinks they are an expert on education. :-)
On Thu, 17 Mar 2005 11:52:30 -0500, Harry Everhart
I love our public school system!
Because it teaches children that school is a 100% education, I only
have to compete with foreigners for my computer consulting positions.
Only they are willing to self-learn nonschool taught programming
languages, and since I can speak/read/write english(bad at times) and
they don't, I get to name my own price.
I would run PEX homeruns to each fixture, no joints buried in walls. PEX with sharkbites in easy to work with, far cheaper than copper and no one will steal it from your home. If it freezes it will be undamaged when thawed.....
the electric tankless sound like a good idea, but have major disadvantages.
I would run PEX with recurcliating lines, insulate with expanding foam, and keep the existing tanks...
even if you install tankless keep the existing tanks for easy reconversion
You're right, it is internal diameter. Or at least close to it. 1/2"
nominal copper has an OD of 0.625". Type K has a wall thickness of
0.049", and type L has a wall thickness of 0.040". The ID is either
0.527" or 0.545". So it's either 1.13 or 1.21 gal.
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