Results 1 to 12 of 12

Thread: Unknown piping.

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Austin, TX
    Posts
    375

    Default Unknown piping.

    Ran across this yesterday. Not sure what it is for. On the outside there was this configuration (photo1) and on the inside a closed loop of pvc pipe (photo 2).

    Any ideas? I thought maybe a water softener hook up that is not used but I haven't seen this set-up before.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks,

    Eric

    Similar Threads:
    ***IMPORTANT*** You Need To Register To View Images ***IMPORTANT*** You Need To Register To View Images
    Certified Master Inspector CMI

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Corpus Christi, TX
    Posts
    613

    Default Re: Unknown piping.

    Is the gray line teed into the loop or is the sock just holding the open line against the loop?

    The only reason some people get lost in thought is because it's unfamiliar territory.
    - Paul Fix

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Austin, TX
    Posts
    375

    Default Re: Unknown piping.

    The sock is just holding the gray line crimped over and against the loop.
    Thanks,

    Eric


  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Ormond Beach, Florida
    Posts
    25,317

    Default Re: Unknown piping.

    There used to be filtration system/treatment system equipment in that room?

    Jerry Peck, Construction / Litigation Consultant
    Construction Litigation Consultants, LLC ( www.ConstructionLitigationConsultants.com )
    www.AskCodeMan.com

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Austin, TX
    Posts
    375

    Default Re: Unknown piping.

    That is what I was leaning towards.

    Eric


  6. #6
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Corpus Christi, TX
    Posts
    613

    Default Re: Unknown piping.

    I think you are dead on.

    The only reason some people get lost in thought is because it's unfamiliar territory.
    - Paul Fix

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Georgetown, KY
    Posts
    536

    Default Re: Unknown piping.

    No, you're dead off.

    It is a heat loop (using the ground and home heat) to keep the faucet from freezing.





    OK, OK. It's just a wild thought that popped into my head when I saw the pictures.

    Erby Crofutt, Georgetown, KY - Read my Blog here: Erby the Central Kentucky Home Inspector B4 U Close Home Inspections www.b4uclose.com www.kentuckyradon.com
    Find on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/B4UCloseInspections

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Colorado Springs, CO
    Posts
    1,217

    Default Re: Unknown piping.

    Some sort of backflow preventer?

    "Baseball is like church. Many attend but few understand." Leo Durocher
    Bruce Breedlove
    www.avaloninspection.com

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Ormond Beach, Florida
    Posts
    25,317

    Default Re: Unknown piping.

    Quote Originally Posted by Erby Crofutt View Post
    No, you're dead off.

    It is a heat loop (using the ground and home heat) to keep the faucet from freezing.





    OK, OK. It's just a wild thought that popped into my head when I saw the pictures.

    Not that wild.

    That was my first thought too, some type of geo thermal heat loop, then I realized there were too many things 'not right' for that to be the case.

    I had to look again and then came up with the filtration/treatment probability.

    Jerry Peck, Construction / Litigation Consultant
    Construction Litigation Consultants, LLC ( www.ConstructionLitigationConsultants.com )
    www.AskCodeMan.com

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Corpus Christi, TX
    Posts
    613

    Default Re: Unknown piping.

    Eric,
    Let us know.

    The only reason some people get lost in thought is because it's unfamiliar territory.
    - Paul Fix

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Austin, TX
    Posts
    375

    Default Re: Unknown piping.

    O.K.

    I inspected a one year old house today and found a very similar set-up attached to a water softening system in the garage. Photos 1-2. So back to "Dead on" I guess.

    I have seen plenty of softener installs but not with this particular set-up.

    This one today even had the hose bib and all just like the other.

    Todays inspection also had this nice support sytem for a 65 gallon water heater and furnace/evaporator coil combo in a second floor closet! See photo 3. Needless to say, the deck they were resting on was sagging a bit.

    Eric

    ***IMPORTANT*** You Need To Register To View Images ***IMPORTANT*** You Need To Register To View Images

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Corpus Christi, TX
    Posts
    613

    Default Re: Unknown piping.

    Thanks for following up.

    The only reason some people get lost in thought is because it's unfamiliar territory.
    - Paul Fix

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •