A Beginners Guide To
Process of Installing Plumbing in a New Home
Plumbing work in the water in and water out concept which is simple and has only three components, namely; supply system, drainage system and the fixture set, which require a licensed plumber for execution in many places or the person installing require to be guided by a licensed plumber, and the procedure is determined by the local plumbing codes and the layout of the house.
Below is an explanation about the processes of installation of each plumbing components and the other hand, the timetable is detailed out in a way that the drainage system is set first, before the concrete foundation has been laid, then comes the duct installation and rough-in plumbing, which is done alongside wiring, after the installation of the wall frame but before the dry wall is installed, and after that, you need to install the main drains in the floor, install the water pipes, tubing and toilet flanges and install the sinks.
For the plumbing fixtures, most of them need to be installed before finishing on the walls because most of them are large in size, with examples being bathing tabs and shower units that both require to be covered using old blankets, rugs or cardboard to prevent their damage while finishing on the walls and laying the flooring, after which you should set and connect commodes and sinks.
The water supply system has pressurized water coming in in two lines where one supplies cold water and the other is directed to the water heater and each fixture and appliance is then connected to both hot and cold water while some homes have a water supply manifold system that has large panels that have both red and blue valves with each valve controlling one cold or hot water tube supplying water to the fixture and this makes it easy to end supply of water to a single appliance without shutting out supply to the entire house.
The drainage system mainly consists of one stack that runs from below the ground floor up to the roof line collecting waste from each floor and directing it down to the main sewer drain which exits the home in the frost line and is connected to a personal septic system or the municipal sewer system.
There should also be ventilation, which prevent water locks that cause clogs, and this is done by installing a vent behind sinks. Below the sinks, showers and tub drains, are drain traps that help prevent sewer gases from getting back to the house by retaining some water in their u-shape.