Originally Posted By: jmichalski
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While inspecting a mobile (manufactured) home today (my first) I encountered something I was not really expecting…flexible, grey plastic tubing used throughout the home for water supply.
The main supply is insulated with heat tape (improperly), and the rest concealed within the structure, but I encountered two areas where it was visible that I am interested in others opinions/experience with...
1) the plastic is used at the water heater for supply and distribution. It seems that this is a hazard (as flues must be a minimum distance from other types of plastic supply lines) and I have heard (from a GC friend) the specific tubing used may have been recalled - though I am not sure how to check on that. Any thoughts?
2) the "workmanship" in the picture below...
[ Image: http://www.nachi.org/bbsystem/usrimages/1/100_0587.JPG ]
My question here is: Is the plastic to copper a proper transition, and properly installed (ultimately terminating in a shower head)?
I love the duct tape...performed by the same contractor as the copper tubing, hence the reason for my questioning the proper methods on the other work...