Water Supply

JLC Field Guide: Water Supply

Plumbing codes divide a house's water supply into two parts: the water service and the water distribution.

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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

Efficient Hot-Water Piping
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Efficient Hot-Water Piping

Smarter layouts and right-sized pipes save time, water, and energy Read more

Tags: Plumbing
Hot-Water Circulation Systems
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Hot-Water Circulation Systems

On-demand systems install quickly and can save both water and energy. 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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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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