Plumbing (cont., pg. 5)


Things You Should Watch For

 

 

  

● Measure rough-in lines (shown above) that go under and stub up through a concrete floor.  Do this prior to pouring of concrete, to ensure that the lines are located properly. 

More than one plumber has measured carelessly and “missed a wall.”  If the mistake is minor enough, it can be fixed with furring of a wall.  More serious errors require cutting into a finished concrete floor.  That’s the plumber’s expense, but take a little time to avoid it anyway.

Vent flange
● Your plumber should provide flanges to fit over the vents that he installs through the roof decking.

Your roofer will need these later.

Ask the plumber to make sure that all vents go through the backside of the roof for the sake of appearance.


● After completion of framing, your plumber will rough-in all water lines and drains for future final connections.  As the rough-in nears completion, review your floor plan to make sure he hasn’t missed any locations for tub, showers, toilets, sinks, etc.

Such an omission is very rare, but I’ve had it happen to me.  It brings about the unpleasant task of cutting into walls or floors to correct.

● There will be at least two, and maybe three plumbing inspections required.  Make sure plumber requests inspections promptly and that inspection has passed before moving on to next phase of construction.

 

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