Pex A Manifolds
I’m planning the hot and cold water runs for my ranch house gut job renovation.
I will be using Pex A for the water lines and am thinking of doing home run style runs with the manifold(s) adjacent to my well pump and water heater in a utility area of the basement. I’d like the manifolds to be valved to ensure that I can easily access the valves, rather than having valves in cabinets under sinks, behind access panels and in other difficult to reach locations through out the house.
My mobility is unfortunately limited (I can walk, but have a spinal injury that makes it very difficult for me to bend over and get up and down off the ground) and having everything in one location will ensure that I can set it up at an accessible height and in a well lit and easily accessed area so that I can continue to operate and maintain the system as I get older.
It looks like I will have at least 14 cold water and 14 hot water delivery sites in the house when it is complete
1) 3 cold outside water spigots (can be on a single manifold valve)
2) 1/2 bath in basement with 2 cold and 1 hot (toilet, sink)
3) kitchen with 2 cold and 2 hot (sink, dishwasher, fridge icemaker)
4) guest bath with 3 cold and 2 hot (toilet, sink, tub)
5) master bath with 3 cold and 2 hot (toilet, sink, shower)
6) plant room with 1 hot and 1 cold (potting bench sink)
7) laundry room with 2 hot and 2 cold (washing machine and sink)
8) family room 1 hot and 1 cold (wet bar sink)
Some questions I have are:
1) what are people typically using for manifolds? Home-grown manifolds? Uponor manifolds? Another brand?
2) Is there an issue teeing off the cold water side of the bathroom sink to the toilet? There’s usually just one person in the room and if they’re flushing, they’re unlikely to be using cold water in the sink
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