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Attributes of Manifold Plumbing Systems

Question: 

Manifold Plumbing Systems

A. Uses larger, inflexible piping.

B.  Are also called parallel pipe or home run systems

C.  Use small diameter, flexible piping (such as PEX) that run directly to each individual fixture from a central manifold.

D.  Use of flexible piping allows these systems to be installed more quickly than rigid, non- flexible plumbing systems