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    Default Optimising plumbing layout

    I am in the process of re-routing all the house plumbing and was wondering if there is a best way to do this in terms of maintaining pressure to all points.

    I want to avoid, as much as possible, the situation where, for example, screams emanate from the shower when the cold water in the kitchen is turned on. Is there a way to optimise the layout or is it "just the way things are"?


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    Buy a copy of and study the AS3500:1.2 and read hard on pipe sizing, then buy and study the code relevant to your state.............. or call your plumber. Its too hard to say without seeing it.
    Plumbers were around long before Jesus was a carpenter

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    Replacing 30 year old gal with poly or 3/4 copper usually eliminates those screams from the shower. That and Mortein

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    Thank you ......gentlemen.
    I wasn't looking for specifics but rather general rules of thumb regarding the best way to minimise pressure drops.

    I have since received information which alleviates my concerns

    Ian

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    Is Peeeda related to Poida? Just wondering.

    Are those screams from the shower similar to the ones in the movie Physco???????How do you spell physco ? It's driving me syco!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Smith View Post
    Thank you ......gentlemen.
    I wasn't looking for specifics but rather general rules of thumb regarding the best way to minimise pressure drops.

    I have since received information which alleviates my concerns

    Ian
    Care to share?

    Cheers
    Suzer

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    Suserz,
    I had a plumber take a look at it and he said my situation was as good as it gets. Basically you want the shortest runs to the places where you least want pressure drop.

    So if you don't want the kitchen sink taps to raise yells from the shower put it at the end of the run rather than the beginning and make the shower run as short as possible.

    You could mess around with different pipe diameters but for me that wasn't an option.


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    I'm no plumber, but even I understood this:

    http://www.plumbers.wa.gov.au/Media_...g_and_Comm.pdf


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