I have a question. We have sold our condo and the home inspector for the buyer brought up a concern regarding the supply lines to our bathroom faucet.
The contractor who remodeled the bathroom installed flexible hot & cold water supply lines to the faucet. Now, this inspector is questionning whether or not we need to replace these lines with metal lines. He said something about the water pressure in high rises being too high and bursting the plastic lines. We live on the 8th floor of a 26 floor buildling.
I have lived in this condo for 2 years and have never had any problem with bursting supply lines....the supply lines in the kitchen are plastic also and were installed prior to my living there.....
Anybody heard about this before, personally, i am disinclined to replace supply lines that were installed 3 weeks ago........
thanks in advance
Hi-rise buildings are on a constant pressure system and chances are there is a PRV somewhere. However a word on Flexy's. They are all not all alike, some are better then others. The good 1's rely on a tight compression seal with no rubber insert. You can ask the building engineer what the water pressure is. If your around 45, I'd say leave the flexy's.
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