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Getting Started with New Home Plumbing


The process of building a new home requires many considerations such as the plumbing. Plumbing that is needed for your home will depend on amenities and appliances used in the house. This includes sinks in bathrooms and in the kitchen. You will also need plumbing for a water heater, tub, shower, toilet and for a washer in a laundry room.

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First Step
Determining where to run plumbing lines in your new home construction is done when the floor plan is being developed. You can have a floor plan drawn up by an architect or a house designer. However, the exact placement of the plumbing will not be determined until the structure has been built.

Second Step
When you are ready to have plumbing lines installed on your new home, a contractor or plumber needs to be consulted. This consultation will help you to determine how to plan your plumbing system and to perform the installation. Hire a plumber for advice even if you plan to use other workers to install your system. The use of a plumbing contractor will be able to inform you of building codes that will need to be followed and the materials to use for your system.

Third Step
Develop a schematic or drawing for the plumbing layout for your home. This is typically needed before any installation can begin. You will need to map the location of plumbing lines that are required in your kitchen and bathroom. The next step is to determine the types of fixtures and materials to use. Materials that are normally used for a plumbing system is copper or flexible piping.

Fourth Step
Comparison shop for materials and supplies before you make any type of purchase. However, all of the materials that you will typically need can be found at a home improvement store. If you decide to use a contractor, they can often get a discount or special pricing for most supplies. You may end up having to pay retail prices if you buy supplies on your own.

Fifth Step
Verify that you have all of the correct fittings and materials that are required to complete the job. When a contractor is used, they will obtain all of the materials based off of the schematic for your home. They will then start at the top of bottom and link all of the plumbing pipes to a supply line and drain. Once a plumbing installation is complete, it will need to be tested and then inspected.

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