Originally Posted By: kluce
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I ran into a house where a plumber just did some work. He ran 1/2 inch copper pipe to the sink to the laundry tub and lastly to the washing machine. Note:the main line going to the all three was 1/2 inch and copper pipe branching off main line was 1/2 inch and the distance was far. I checked the water pressure with all three items at the same time and the pressure was fine. As a general rule, 3/4 inch pipe should be used for the main line going to these items and 1/2 used when branching off to the items itself.
My question is, if the pressure is fine, should something be written up and if so, what would it be? Again, the plumber has already been out there.
Note: I know from past experience that you can get away with smaller pipe depending on the size, distance, and what the pipe is supplying. It's not my job to figure it out, but I would like to know how I can word this to cover myself from future problems.
The situation I'm in now, I told the realtor that if the plumber signs something that makes him liable if the home owner has problems in the future, it should give the new home owners some protection and it covers my butt.
I was told the plumber works for a plumbing company but worked on this as a side job. Is he insured? I don't know. Am I insured? yes, so it would be easier to go after me. That's my thinking on the possible problems that could come my way.