Water Supply

Water Supply JLC Field Guide
Plumbing codes divide a house's water supply into two parts: the water service and the water distribution.

Water Supply Featured Articles

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Getting Water From a Well

Dependable rural water supply starts with sizing the pump and using high-quality fittings. A master plumber explains the details. Read more

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Sizing Domestic Water Pipes

A master plumber provides a step-by-step method for sizing water supply pipes, based on code and common sense. Read more

Retrofitting A Whirlpool Tub
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Retrofitting A Whirlpool Tub

A bathroom renovation specialist explains how to select and install a jetted tub... Read more

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Plumbing Venting Explained

Ever wonder why the plumber insists on notching and boring the framing to run all those vent lines up through the house? A master plumber explains the whys and wherefores of venting rules, and tells how he goes beyond code minimums to avoid callbacks. Read more

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Using CPVC Piping for Fire Sprinklers

Residential sprinklers systems are unobtrusive and effective, but are not usually installed because of cost. One way to make them more affordable is to use plastic piping, as described in this article by a California fire marshal. Read more

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Water Supply Instruction Articles

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Connecting a Dishwasher Drain Hose

Is it better to run the dishwasher drain into the kitchen sink drain or directly into the waste line? Read more

Tags: Plumbing, Kitchen, Appliances, Drain Entrapment, Drainage
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Venting a Sewage Ejector Tank

What is the proper way to vent a system that uses a sewage ejector tank? Read more

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Q&A: Polyethylene Water Service Pipe

Q: I would like to use black polyethylene water service pipe for plumbing in the crawlspace of a house that has a black poly service line. Are there any code limitations on using polyethylene pipe? Read more

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Q&A: Insulated Waterline in Crawlspace

Q: I currently work in a mountain region where the winter temperatures go well below freezing. Water lines are set 4 feet below grade. In this climate, how would you recommend bringing a water line through a crawlspace and into a house? Code here requires a ventilated crawlspace. Read more

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Restoration Primer: How to Fix (or Fill) In-Ground Cisterns

In-ground cisterns: what to do. Read more

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