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I am slowly replacing my galvanized plumbing, piece by piece with PEX and Sharkbite connectors, and it got me thinking: do I need to keep the risers?

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Do you mean that you want to connect the PEX directly to fixtures? What about the shutoffs? –  Tester101 May 29 at 21:46
    
Currently, I have just replaced the horizontal galvanized runs in the attic, leaving the vertical pipes in the walls. Where the horizontal run meets the vertical drop there is usually a T with a riser to prevent water-hammer. Do I connect to the T or can I remove the T and connect to the vertical drop? –  MarkTheMule Jun 2 at 16:29
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