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A Handbook of Plumbing a House From Scratch

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A Handbook of Plumbing a House From Scratch

For the past five years, the number of new homes built has increased every year. Every year, consumers save $16.2 billion because of efficient plumbing. We have compiled a list of everything you need to know before plumbing a house from the ground up if you’re building something new.

Make a plan for installation

If you start the installation process without a timeline, you’ll likely become confused. Even the most seasoned professionals in the business of Delaware plumbing agree that installing plumbing according to a plan is efficient. You’ll be at ease knowing you can check things off your to-do list while you’re out and about.

The components of a plumbing system in your home:

Here’s a quick rundown of the plumbing system in your new house.


  • Clean water from the water supply line enters the pipe system at 50–60 psi.
  • The pipes are kept clean and clear by passing through the vents.

Plumbing fixtures

  • Showers, tubs, and sinks are much easier to install, while the walls and entrances haven’t been built yet.
  • Once your plumbing fixtures are installed, cover them to keep them clean.

Sewer lines and septic tanks

  • Solid and liquid wastes are separated in septic tanks, and anaerobic bacteria help break down the liquid waste.
  • This procedure produces gas by-products, which must be carefully evacuated.

What causes water to move?

  • One system brings in clean water, while the other removes dirty water.
  • Water enters your home through a meter that keeps track of how much you use, and cold water is immediately available for usage.
  • Hot water must travel to your water heater before reaching the desired temperature.
  • The heated water is sent to all household fixtures via the hot water pipe.
  • The temperature you set on your thermostat is maintained.
  • Your pipes are kept clear and clean by vents that link to your plumbing system.

Important points

There are a few things to think about when designing your plumbing system.

  • The Location of the main stack: The main stack is a big pipe that extends from the basement to the top of the building. Waste from toilets is collected at the bottom, rubbish from other fixtures is contained in the center, and waste from vents is collected at the top. You’ll have to decide where your main stack will go throughout the new construction so that it can continue to function.
  • Drains and pipes: Another factor to consider is the position of your drains and pipes. These fixtures must be oriented appropriately, have traps beneath them, and have sufficient venting.
  • Create a schematic for your permits: To install your plumbing system, you’ll need a permit. You must submit a diagram to the city showing where everything will be located to obtain the license.

Now that you’ve gained some new knowledge, you’re ready to dive into the project. Emergency Plumbing Heating and Air provide the best plumbing repair in Delaware and Lewis Center, OH area. Call us at (740) 217-0450 to learn more.

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