I have a well tank in a poor location in my basement.
The water line coming from the well is currently PVC.
I was planning on running PVC up the wall, through the floor joists
and down to the new location.
Any issues doing this?
That wasn't the question asked. :)
The point I was making is unless you're also replacing the existing
supply line from the well as well as simply moving the pressure tank
and making the additional run (the latter being what your original
post suggested) you're still going to have PVC so might as well keep
it the same.
But, there's certainly nothing wrong w/ using PVC Sch 40 from a
material selection standpoint--it's pretty much standard for most
Okay. You already know that PVC is commonly used. Your question now
is "is it correct?". One answer to that is "Yes, IF your local code
permits". The proper answer would be "check with your building
inspector for the answer to it". You won't get the "right" answer
here. We don't know what your code allows.
My pressure tank was plumbed with PVC. No issues at all. I believe the
pressure switch has to be close to the tank too. I moved my tank once
without moving the switch and had problems with the pump cycling off and on
rapidly. Problems went away when I moved the switch as well.
Before you drill through any floor joists, better read up on what is
allowable before your kitchen winds up in the basement. If a typical
well supply pipe is 1" diameter it could require a 1 5/8" hole which
could be real problem in the wrong part of a 2 x 8 joist. Plan well
and good luck,
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