Originally Posted By: dvalley
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Natural gas? In my area, soft copper is not allowed for natural gas supply. Does your area allow this installation?
I would definitely recommend these lines be separated (As Patrick states) and that both terminations be corrected. The HVAC condensate termination would be better off going into a neutralizer reservoir located at the floor area. As this reservoir fills to a certain point it gets pumped outside or to proper drainage.
When and if I see a W/H TPRV valve extensions penetrating walls, ceilings or floors and into the plumbing system, I always inform my client that if there were issues with the W/H, they would not be known through TPR valve monitoring. I note in my report, TPRV termination was not viewed due to penetration into _ _ _ _ _ _
CPVC has been tested and found capable of withstanding prolonged bursts from a water heater TPRV.
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