Plumbing Installation Guidelines When Constructing a New Home
Home builders don’t usually go beyond the existing plumbing blueprints when constructing a home. They always tend to stick to the plan and do not get too imaginative on where to conveniently place the plumbing system in the house they’re building.
However, to help your contractor install better pipelines and select ideal locations, here’s a few guidelines to ponder on:
1. A basement is a better place to install the water heater. But if there’s no plan to construct an underground room, you can suggest placing the water heater on the main floor. Have it placed in an aluminum drain plan connected to a clean sewer.
2. When placing it in the basement, have it installed in one corner with all its water heater components like the sewer connection, softener, furnace, sump pit, sewage ejector pit and main water shut-off valve.
3. When constructing on a crawl space, you can have the main water shut-off valve plumbed into the living area of your home.
4. Even if you’re not planning to install a water softener, try to have one in your house.
5. Install your pit pump discharge away from your home or into the storm sewer.
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