Efficient Plumbing Supply Layouts
Home-run Layouts from a Manifold Can Reduce Waiting Time for Hot Water
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Diameter of the line, distance and speed the water travels affect heat loss
Manifolds are like main electric panels. In a manifold system (also called a "home-run" system), the hot water and cold water supply lines feed a manifold that distributes hot and cold water to each fixture in the house. Each fixture gets a dedicated run of tubing from the manifold.
Manifolds have separate chambers for hot and cold water. The cold-water chamber is fed from the main water supply line and the hot-water chamber is fed from the ...
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