Process of Installing Plumbing in a New Home
Working on the simple water in and out concepts, plumbing entails three things namely; the water supply system, the appliances and the drainage system, which varies depending on the location but in most places, the procedure of plumbing is dependent on the local plumbing codes and the layout of the building with some communities requiring the installer to be a licensed plumber or to be working under the instructions of a licensed one.
The sewer accommodation stubs, which are part of the drainage system are set before the concrete foundation is laid with the other part of plumbing being done later, the duct installation and rough-in plumbing takes place next alongside wiring after the wall framing has taken place but the dry wall is yet to be hang, after which you should put in place the main drains in the floor, fit in the sinks and install the water pipes, tubing and toilet flanges, and the following paragraphs gives details about each installation.
Plumbing fixtures need to be installed before you have set the walls, which is mainly caused by how big they are such as how shower units and bath tabs are and should be covered using soft or hard materials like rugs, cardboard or old blankets to avoid damage while finishing on the walls, after which you should connect commodes and sinks.
The water supply system consists of pressurized water that come in two lines, with one taking water to warm in the heater, and the other bringing in cold water to every appliance just like the one from the heater does, but other homes have water supply manifold system, which has blue and red valves that control cold or hot water entering the fixture and this is advantageous because it makes it easy to shut out the supply of water to only one appliance when there is need to without having to shut out the entire house from water supply.
The drainage system mainly has a main stack that runs from below the ground floor to the top as the backbone where it takes waste from each floor and takes it downwards to the main sewer drain, and then exit the house below the frost line where it is connected to the municipal sewer system or is directed to a personal septic system.
There should also be ventilation, which prevent water locks that cause clogs, and this is done by installing a vent behind sinks. Drain traps are also essential to prevent gases from the drainage systems from getting back to the house by retaining some water in the neck of their u-shape and they are installed under sinks, showers and tubs.