I apologize for marking up the photo, but I wanted to try to anticipate any follow-up questions. During an inspection today, I saw this odd layout as I followed the supply line (Blue arrows) up from the shut-off valve through the pressure regulator (green circle blob) and into the array before going into the wall. Can anyone tell me if they have seen this approximately 20" copper loop extension (the entire yellow circle) before? What purpose does it serve and is it something to alert a client to? Lastly, what about the bypass tube (red circle)? If it matters, I’m in sunny Southern California.
Before anyone says anything about it, I would also not recommend hanging a heavy hose from the entire complex, but I’m going to first focus on the thing I know nothing about. Thanks in advance, as any insight would be highly appreciated!
Agree… but since you don’t, how about sharing the raw untouched photo? Some of your markings are blocking what may be a clue. Would be nice to zoom in various areas to compensate for no “hose-less” pic.
Honestly, some of your markups are confusing and contradicting what my eyes and brain are telling me.
I completely understand. I thought that this picture might be easier to see the section in question, but if you think the original photo, minus all my scrawling, would be preferable, please let me know.
I’m really impressed and grateful at the speed in which this community is coming to help. Thanks again!
It’s certainly possible that I was not thinking clearly about it, but does the direction of the water impact what the long copper loop does? I’d be eager to hear your thoughts on its purpose either way. Thanks, Scott.
I lived in SoCal for 10 years in the 80’s. I used to install safety devices on the NG meters, but don’t recall anything related to water… back then. I know times change, and am curious if this may be related to the water and a seismic safety device?
That’s entirely fair and accurate. Except, I have never seen this before on ANY house, and I’ve lived in many parts of the country. I am starting to take comfort in knowing that it is not something common in other regions, though…