If you love household DIY projects, you’ll definitely love installing new plumbing. Not only will you learn a lot about how plumbing works, but you will also earn skills along the way. Of course, this comes with a number of requirements. First of all, you need to be willing to make mistakes as it is a learning process, you should have some skills related to plumbing but not completely needed, and the equipment to make installation easier. However, you should always make hiring a plumber your first priority. This article will be teaching DIYers the basics of installing new plumbing at home. If you are not willing to risk it, you should call your local plumber instead.
The process of installing new plumbing
- Familiarize local plumbing codes
The very first thing that you need to understand is the fact that you can’t install plumbing the way you like it. There are codes that you need to follow. If you are trying to install plumbing at home on your own, you should get to know the National Uniform Plumbing Code. Also, check with your local building department for Florence plumbing codes specific to your area.
- Prepping the work site
The next thing that you need to do is prepare the work area. If you are working on new construction, everything should be framed and planned so the plumbing could be installed without any obstructions or difficulty. If you installing new plumbing in an existing area, you should know which parts of the wall needs to be removed. Again, if you lack confidence, you should hire a plumber instead.
- Installing the drain and vent
You need to do this part as accurately as possible. Vent and drain lines need to be installed before the supply lines. Failing to do this properly means you’ll have to start from scratch again. Before setting everything in place, be sure to test fit every single piece of pipe.
- Installing the supply line
Once the drain and vent lines have been completed, it’s time to install the copper supply lines. If you have no experience whatsoever in running copper piping, you should practice first. Start by cutting the pipes and soldering some test joints. This will give you a good idea of how the process works. Also, if you are installing pipe along with the studs, make sure you add nailing plates on the pipe side of the studs. Copper piping punctures easily and needs to be protected.
- Installing the shower, tub, or sink
The next thing that you should do is install a shower, tub, or sink. Again, be sure that you are following the local plumbing code. The exact size of the pipes must be used. Shutoff valves must also be added to ensure that the water supply can be individually cut when needed.
- Installing tiles or wet wall
After the plumbing has been checked and tested, it will be time to install tiles or wet walls. This part can be tricky. It is best to hire experts like Plumbing Experts Florence for plumbing installation to make sure that everything is working accordingly.
If you need to get your plumbing done, always consider hiring a plumber first before going DIY. Call Plumbing Experts Florence at (843) 536-4568for more information on our services.
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