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 Distance between pipes
Author: sum (FL)

When running underground conduits, is there any sort of minimum distance between them?

For example, I have a 1/2" PVC electrical conduit, a 1/2" soft hot copper supply line and a 1/2" soft cold supply line all running from one spot to another spot nine feet away, where the kitchen island will be located. They will all be sort of running together, alongside, so to speak. The copper pipes will all be sleeved over the entire length.

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 Re: Distance between pipes
Author: Pipe dawg (WI)

There is no min distance in the plumbing code but there might be in the electrical code. so check with a electrician

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 Re: Distance between pipes
Author: jblanche (WI)

Why such a small electric conduit? Give yourself a bit of expansion space. Why not a 3/4 or larger? Also put in a pipe for low-voltage. I tend to overdo things but if I were doing an island on a slab, I'd probably put in a 3" or 4" pipe just for kicks.

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 Re: Distance between pipes
Author: sum (FL)

because the island is just an island. The stove, kitchen sink and everything else are located near the other walls. So the island is just going to be used mostly as a countertop, eat breakfast, read papers, etc...

I ran copper pipes there just to do a bar sink, not even sure I need hot water, but I am running hot and cold supplies there just in case. The 1/2" electrical is really just to put an outlet there, for the occasional blender usage, or may be plug in a laptop computer.

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 Re: Distance between pipes
Author: phillyplbg (PA)

Dont know about electric, but you might want to check out elevation and distances between water and drainage in your town

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 Re: Distance between pipes
Author: LemonPlumber (FL)

you will find no electrical grey as a problem they say.Sleeved for protection is always wise.cross touching spread the soft copper away to reduce surprise.

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