This may be area specific.
As a new Inspector in Toronto, I’m trying to be fair and reasonable with the New Home Builder I’m purchasing from.
During one of my site visits I checked through the basement and noticed the main water supply’s connection at the beginning of the distribution system (at the front of the home), tee’s up to the second floor bathroom giving those fixtures a direct cold water feed. The other half of the T is of course feeding the gas water heater ( at the rear).
I don’t really see this as a problem except that I will install a water softening system, and this bathroom’s cold water will not have been processed by the softener, unless I make changes to this arrangement. The pressure should be great, but the water around here is very hard.
Seems an odd/lazy way.
Is this common practice?
Any comments are appreciated.