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<br /> PLUMBING SYSTEMS<br /> PLUMBING DESIGN<br /> ASSISTANCE MANUAL<br /> (PDAM)<br /> Uponor Plumbing Design<br /> Assistance Manual (PDAM)<br /> ii<br /> Plumbing Design Assistance Manual<br /> is published by<br /> Uponor, Inc.<br /> 5925 148th Street West<br /> Apple Valley, MN 55124 USA<br /> Tel: 800.321.4739<br /> Fax: 952.891.2008<br /> www.uponorpro.com<br /> www.uponorengineering.com<br /> Uponor Ltd.<br /> 2000 Argentia Rd., Plaza 1, Ste. 200<br /> Mississauga, ON L5N 1W1 CANADA<br /> Tel: 888.994.7726<br /> Fax: 800.638.9517<br /> www.uponorpro.com<br /> www.uponorengineering.com<br /> © 2014 Uponor<br /> All rights reserved.<br /> Third Edition<br /> First Printing March 2008<br /> Printed in the United States of America<br /> Uponor has used reasonable efforts in collecting, preparing<br /> and providing quality information and material in this manual.<br /> However, system enhancements may result in modification of<br /> features or spe<a title="Plumbing Design Assistance Manual (PDAM) page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f8a8a1bc?page=1"> PLUMBING SYSTEMS PLUMBING DESIGN ASSISTANCE MAN</a> <a title="Plumbing Design Assistance Manual (PDAM) page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f8a8a1bc?page=2"> ii Plumbing Design Assistance Manual is publishe</a> <a title="Plumbing Design Assistance Manual (PDAM) page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f8a8a1bc?page=3"> Table of Contents Plumbing Design Assistance Manu</a> <a title="Plumbing Design Assistance Manual (PDAM) page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f8a8a1bc?page=4"> iv Table of Contents Plumbing Design Assistance </a> <a title="Plumbing Design Assistance Manual (PDAM) page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f8a8a1bc?page=5"> Table of Contents Plumbing Design Assistance Manu</a> <a title="Plumbing Design Assistance Manual (PDAM) page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f8a8a1bc?page=6"> Foreword This design assistance manual is publis</a> <a title="Plumbing Design Assistance Manual (PDAM) page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f8a8a1bc?page=7"> Chapter 1: Uponor AquaPEX® Piping Systems Prope</a> <a title="Plumbing Design Assistance Manual (PDAM) page 8" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f8a8a1bc?page=8"> Ultraviolet (UV) Resistance The test method for e</a> <a title="Plumbing Design Assistance Manual (PDAM) page 9" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f8a8a1bc?page=9"> Technical Data Table 1-2 and Table 1-3 contain va</a> <a title="Plumbing Design Assistance Manual (PDAM) page 10" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f8a8a1bc?page=10"> Standards, Codes and Listings Uponor AquaPEX pipi</a> <a title="Plumbing Design Assistance Manual (PDAM) page 11" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f8a8a1bc?page=11"> ProPEX® Fittings Uponor ProPEX® fittings are avai</a> <a title="Plumbing Design Assistance Manual (PDAM) page 12" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f8a8a1bc?page=12"> The Strength of Uponor EP Uponor EP is made from </a> <a title="Plumbing Design Assistance Manual (PDAM) page 13" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f8a8a1bc?page=13"> Chapter 2:: Making ProPEX Connections Uponor Pr</a> <a title="Plumbing Design Assistance Manual (PDAM) page 14" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f8a8a1bc?page=14"> Making ProPEX Connections with Milwaukee ProPEX E</a> <a title="Plumbing Design Assistance Manual (PDAM) page 15" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f8a8a1bc?page=15"> 6a </a> <a title="Plumbing Design Assistance Manual (PDAM) page 16" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f8a8a1bc?page=16"> Making ProPEX Connections with the ProPEX 201 Cor</a> <a title="Plumbing Design Assistance Manual (PDAM) page 17" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f8a8a1bc?page=17"> 5. Release the trigger, remove the 5b </a> <a title="Plumbing Design Assistance Manual (PDAM) page 18" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f8a8a1bc?page=18"> Making ProPEX Connections with the ProPEX Hand Ex</a> <a title="Plumbing Design Assistance Manual (PDAM) page 19" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f8a8a1bc?page=19"> 4. After the final expansion, 3b immediately r</a> <a title="Plumbing Design Assistance Manual (PDAM) page 20" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f8a8a1bc?page=20"> Making /8" ProPEX 3 </a> <a title="Plumbing Design Assistance Manual (PDAM) page 21" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f8a8a1bc?page=21"> Disconnecting a ProPEX Brass Fitting ProPEX brass</a> <a title="Plumbing Design Assistance Manual (PDAM) page 22" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f8a8a1bc?page=22"> Troubleshooting ProPEX Connections Trouble-free P</a> <a title="Plumbing Design Assistance Manual (PDAM) page 23" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f8a8a1bc?page=23"> Chapter 3:: Fire-resistant Construction Fire-re</a> <a title="Plumbing Design Assistance Manual (PDAM) page 24" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f8a8a1bc?page=24"> 18 Fire Stopping Solutions There is a wide range</a> <a title="Plumbing Design Assistance Manual (PDAM) page 25" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f8a8a1bc?page=25"> Step Four Ensure the selected fire assembly docum</a> <a title="Plumbing Design Assistance Manual (PDAM) page 26" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f8a8a1bc?page=26"> 20 Assembly Types Manufacturer 3M™ Hilti</a> <a title="Plumbing Design Assistance Manual (PDAM) page 27" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f8a8a1bc?page=27"> Fire-resistant Construction (U.S.)</a> <a title="Plumbing Design Assistance Manual (PDAM) page 28" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f8a8a1bc?page=28"> 22 Fixture Detail – Concrete Assemblies (U.S.) C</a> <a title="Plumbing Design Assistance Manual (PDAM) page 29" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f8a8a1bc?page=29"> Fixture Detail 1 – Wood-frame Assemblies (U.S.) W</a> <a title="Plumbing Design Assistance Manual (PDAM) page 30" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f8a8a1bc?page=30"> Fire-resistant Construction (Canada) • Uponor Aqu</a> <a title="Plumbing Design Assistance Manual (PDAM) page 31" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f8a8a1bc?page=31"> Multiport Tee Detail – Concrete Assemblies (Canad</a> <a title="Plumbing Design Assistance Manual (PDAM) page 32" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f8a8a1bc?page=32"> Multiport Tee Detail – Wood-frame Assemblies (Can</a> <a title="Plumbing Design Assistance Manual (PDAM) page 33" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f8a8a1bc?page=33"> Fixture Detail 2 – Wood-frame Assemblies (Canada)</a> <a title="Plumbing Design Assistance Manual (PDAM) page 34" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f8a8a1bc?page=34"> 28 ASTM E84 — Surface Burning Characteristics As</a> <a title="Plumbing Design Assistance Manual (PDAM) page 35" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f8a8a1bc?page=35"> United States — ASTM E84 Min. 18" Q</a> <a title="Plumbing Design Assistance Manual (PDAM) page 36" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f8a8a1bc?page=36"> 30 CAN/ULC-S102.2 — Surface Burning Characterist</a> <a title="Plumbing Design Assistance Manual (PDAM) page 37" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f8a8a1bc?page=37"> Canada — CAN/ULC-S102.2 No Limitation </a> <a title="Plumbing Design Assistance Manual (PDAM) page 38" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f8a8a1bc?page=38"> 32 Canada — CAN/ULC-S102.2 No Limitation </a> <a title="Plumbing Design Assistance Manual (PDAM) page 39" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f8a8a1bc?page=39"> Chapter 4:: Pipe Sizing Standard Dimension Rati</a> <a title="Plumbing Design Assistance Manual (PDAM) page 40" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f8a8a1bc?page=40"> C </a> <a title="Plumbing Design Assistance Manual (PDAM) page 41" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f8a8a1bc?page=41"> U.S. Pipe Sizing For sizing an Uponor AquaPEX Plu</a> <a title="Plumbing Design Assistance Manual (PDAM) page 42" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f8a8a1bc?page=42"> Step Three • Deve</a> <a title="Plumbing Design Assistance Manual (PDAM) page 43" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f8a8a1bc?page=43"> Uponor AquaPEX Design Parameters Domestic Cold-wa</a> <a title="Plumbing Design Assistance Manual (PDAM) page 44" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f8a8a1bc?page=44"> Uponor AquaPEX Plumbing Pressure Loss Tables /4</a> <a title="Plumbing Design Assistance Manual (PDAM) page 45" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f8a8a1bc?page=45"> Uponor AquaPEX Plumbing Pressure Loss Tables 3/8</a> <a title="Plumbing Design Assistance Manual (PDAM) page 46" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f8a8a1bc?page=46"> Uponor AquaPEX Plumbing Pressure Loss Tables 1/2</a> <a title="Plumbing Design Assistance Manual (PDAM) page 47" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f8a8a1bc?page=47"> Uponor AquaPEX Plumbing Pressure Loss Tables 3/4</a> <a title="Plumbing Design Assistance Manual (PDAM) page 48" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f8a8a1bc?page=48"> Uponor AquaPEX Plumbing Pressure Loss Tables 1" </a> <a title="Plumbing Design Assistance Manual (PDAM) page 49" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f8a8a1bc?page=49"> Uponor AquaPEX Plumbing Pressure Loss Tables 11/</a> <a title="Plumbing Design Assistance Manual (PDAM) page 50" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f8a8a1bc?page=50"> Uponor AquaPEX Plumbing Pressure Loss Tables 11/</a> <a title="Plumbing Design Assistance Manual (PDAM) page 51" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f8a8a1bc?page=51"> Uponor AquaPEX Plumbing Pressure Loss Tables 2" </a> <a title="Plumbing Design Assistance Manual (PDAM) page 52" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f8a8a1bc?page=52"> Uponor AquaPEX Plumbing Pressure Loss Tables 3" </a> <a title="Plumbing Design Assistance Manual (PDAM) page 53" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f8a8a1bc?page=53"> UPC Table 610.4 WaTer SuPPlY and diSTribuTion Tab</a> <a title="Plumbing Design Assistance Manual (PDAM) page 54" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f8a8a1bc?page=54"> IPC Table E201.1 Tables taken from ICC ESR-1099 </a> <a title="Plumbing Design Assistance Manual (PDAM) page 55" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f8a8a1bc?page=55"> IPC Table E201.1 Tables taken from ICC ESR-1099 </a> <a title="Plumbing Design Assistance Manual (PDAM) page 56" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f8a8a1bc?page=56"> NPCC Table A-2.6.3.1(2)A Tables taken from NPCC </a> <a title="Plumbing Design Assistance Manual (PDAM) page 57" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f8a8a1bc?page=57"> Division B </a> <a title="Plumbing Design Assistance Manual (PDAM) page 58" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f8a8a1bc?page=58"> 52 NPCC Table 2.6.3.2 2.6.3.2. </a> <a title="Plumbing Design Assistance Manual (PDAM) page 59" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f8a8a1bc?page=59"> Division B </a> <a title="Plumbing Design Assistance Manual (PDAM) page 60" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f8a8a1bc?page=60"> Equivalent Length of Fittings This section provid</a> <a title="Plumbing Design Assistance Manual (PDAM) page 61" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f8a8a1bc?page=61"> Equivalent Length of Uponor fittings The equivale</a> <a title="Plumbing Design Assistance Manual (PDAM) page 62" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f8a8a1bc?page=62"> 56 EP CouplingNominal Size (in) Flow Path </a> <a title="Plumbing Design Assistance Manual (PDAM) page 63" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f8a8a1bc?page=63"> Fitting AdaptersNominal Size (in) Flow Path </a> <a title="Plumbing Design Assistance Manual (PDAM) page 64" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f8a8a1bc?page=64"> 58 ElbowsEP Multiport Elbows Flow/P</a> <a title="Plumbing Design Assistance Manual (PDAM) page 65" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f8a8a1bc?page=65"> BranchEP Branch Multiport Tees Flow/Por</a> <a title="Plumbing Design Assistance Manual (PDAM) page 66" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f8a8a1bc?page=66"> 60Chapter 4 – Pipe Sizing — www.uponorengin</a> <a title="Plumbing Design Assistance Manual (PDAM) page 67" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f8a8a1bc?page=67"> Chapter 5: System Design and Layout This sectio</a> <a title="Plumbing Design Assistance Manual (PDAM) page 68" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f8a8a1bc?page=68"> Uponor Logic Plumbing Uponor Logic is the smart w</a> <a title="Plumbing Design Assistance Manual (PDAM) page 69" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f8a8a1bc?page=69"> Copper Trunk and Branch Number of Fittings </a> <a title="Plumbing Design Assistance Manual (PDAM) page 70" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f8a8a1bc?page=70"> Reverse Osmosis and De-ionized Water Systems Reve</a> <a title="Plumbing Design Assistance Manual (PDAM) page 71" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f8a8a1bc?page=71"> Stud wall assembly Uponor AquaPEX pipe header (</a> <a title="Plumbing Design Assistance Manual (PDAM) page 72" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f8a8a1bc?page=72"> Recirculated Hot-water Systems To maintain satisf</a> <a title="Plumbing Design Assistance Manual (PDAM) page 73" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f8a8a1bc?page=73"> Pipe Size R-value Heat Loss1 at 7</a> <a title="Plumbing Design Assistance Manual (PDAM) page 74" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f8a8a1bc?page=74"> Uponor Ecoflex Potable PEX U</a> <a title="Plumbing Design Assistance Manual (PDAM) page 75" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f8a8a1bc?page=75"> Thermal Expansion and Contraction All piping sys</a> <a title="Plumbing Design Assistance Manual (PDAM) page 76" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f8a8a1bc?page=76"> joint types. The best solution for absorbing expa</a> <a title="Plumbing Design Assistance Manual (PDAM) page 77" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f8a8a1bc?page=77"> Controlling Expansion in Cold-water Systems Best </a> <a title="Plumbing Design Assistance Manual (PDAM) page 78" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f8a8a1bc?page=78"> LL Anchor point LB Anchor point Figure 5</a> <a title="Plumbing Design Assistance Manual (PDAM) page 79" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f8a8a1bc?page=79"> The magnitude of the soil restraint, which acts o</a> <a title="Plumbing Design Assistance Manual (PDAM) page 80" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f8a8a1bc?page=80"> 11/2" Uponor AquaPEX Flexible Arm and Loop Leg Ca</a> <a title="Plumbing Design Assistance Manual (PDAM) page 81" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f8a8a1bc?page=81"> 2" Uponor AquaPEX Flexible Arm and Loop Leg Calcu</a> <a title="Plumbing Design Assistance Manual (PDAM) page 82" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f8a8a1bc?page=82"> 3" Uponor AquaPEX Flexible Arm and Loop Leg Calcu</a> <a title="Plumbing Design Assistance Manual (PDAM) page 83" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f8a8a1bc?page=83"> Chapter 6: Installation Methods This section pr</a> <a title="Plumbing Design Assistance Manual (PDAM) page 84" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f8a8a1bc?page=84"> Uncoiling PEX An Uponor uncoiler is recommended f</a> <a title="Plumbing Design Assistance Manual (PDAM) page 85" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f8a8a1bc?page=85"> Horizontal Supports and Hangers Suspended runs of</a> <a title="Plumbing Design Assistance Manual (PDAM) page 86" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f8a8a1bc?page=86"> Uponor PEX-a Pipe Support PEX-a Pipe Support is a</a> <a title="Plumbing Design Assistance Manual (PDAM) page 87" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f8a8a1bc?page=87"> Strapping Requirements for PEX-a Pipe Support Upo</a> <a title="Plumbing Design Assistance Manual (PDAM) page 88" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f8a8a1bc?page=88"> Support Methods The following pages provide examp</a> <a title="Plumbing Design Assistance Manual (PDAM) page 89" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f8a8a1bc?page=89"> Steel-frame Construction </a> <a title="Plumbing Design Assistance Manual (PDAM) page 90" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f8a8a1bc?page=90"> Approved strapping device Steel joist Beam cl</a> <a title="Plumbing Design Assistance Manual (PDAM) page 91" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f8a8a1bc?page=91"> Expansion-compensating Devices As a generally acc</a> <a title="Plumbing Design Assistance Manual (PDAM) page 92" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f8a8a1bc?page=92"> Figure 6-23: Hot-water Risers Uponor AquaPEX pip</a> <a title="Plumbing Design Assistance Manual (PDAM) page 93" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f8a8a1bc?page=93"> Wall Assembly Uponor AquaPEX pipe header (size v</a> <a title="Plumbing Design Assistance Manual (PDAM) page 94" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f8a8a1bc?page=94"> Under-slab/ Below-grade Installation An alternati</a> <a title="Plumbing Design Assistance Manual (PDAM) page 95" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f8a8a1bc?page=95"> Trace Wire Uponor recommends the use of trace wir</a> <a title="Plumbing Design Assistance Manual (PDAM) page 96" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f8a8a1bc?page=96"> Trench Bottom Preparation To achieve a satisfacto</a> <a title="Plumbing Design Assistance Manual (PDAM) page 97" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f8a8a1bc?page=97"> H-20 Loads When installing Uponor AquaPEX under a</a> <a title="Plumbing Design Assistance Manual (PDAM) page 98" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f8a8a1bc?page=98"> Water System Disinfection Uponor recommends flush</a> <a title="Plumbing Design Assistance Manual (PDAM) page 99" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f8a8a1bc?page=99"> Note: Slight fluctuations of pressure are normal </a> <a title="Plumbing Design Assistance Manual (PDAM) page 100" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f8a8a1bc?page=100"> Painting Uponor AquaPEX It is acceptable to use l</a> <a title="Plumbing Design Assistance Manual (PDAM) page 101" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f8a8a1bc?page=101"> Notes </a> <a title="Plumbing Design Assistance Manual (PDAM) page 102" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f8a8a1bc?page=102"> Notes </a> <a title="Plumbing Design Assistance Manual (PDAM) page 103" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f8a8a1bc?page=103"> Notes </a> <a title="Plumbing Design Assistance Manual (PDAM) page 104" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f8a8a1bc?page=104"> Notes </a> <a title="Plumbing Design Assistance Manual (PDAM) page 105" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f8a8a1bc?page=105"> PDAM_Manual_P735_0214, Copyright © 2014 Uponor, 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