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There are several water supply lines made of CPVC that do not appear to be secured behind the wall at the point of exit (to supply water to a fixture). Are there any building codes regarding securing the water supply behind the wall? I'm in Virginia, USA.

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    Does the faucet or outlet have provisions to mount to the wall? Or could the pipe be strapped to the wall? – Harper - Reinstate Monica Oct 1 '19 at 21:00
  • Are you asking because you feel that a contractor is doing something wrong or because you wish to make it more robust for peace of mind? If the latter then go ahead and secure it. – MonkeyZeus Oct 2 '19 at 17:09
  • The fixture is secured I usually will strap if a long run to reduce water hammer. – Ed Beal Oct 2 '19 at 20:58
  • The wall is already closed, so it would not be easy or quick to secure. CPVC pipe can be pulled through the opening in the drywall and pushed back again. I don't see any leaks, but I thought maybe the elbow should be secured to bracing or a stud. In the past, I've installed a pex -elbow-nipple assembly, and the elbow has two eyelets to secure to the wall. – Britt Oct 3 '19 at 2:38

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