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  1. James_W

    James_W New Member

    Hi all,

    Just moved into a new flat which is ex local authority and am struggling trying to work out the plumbing. I've taken some down of the plasterboard that boxes in the pipes in the bathroom and downstairs (below the bathroom) and there are a number of pipes, three of which are labelled EXS, CWS and DW. Does anybody know what they stand for? I'm assuming Cold Water Supply and possibly Drinking Water/Domestic Water or possibly Drain Waste but have no idea what EXS is.

    Can anybody help with identification please

  2. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Normally it's existing service, but with councils who knows
  3. snowhead

    snowhead Well-Known Member

    Is this flat in a multi storey block?

    If so EXS, whatever it stand for, could well be a boosted supply from ground floor or basement storage tanks.
  4. scott_d

    scott_d Plumber GSR

    What size and material are the pipes?
    Can ypu post pictures?
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