Plumbing & heating repairs, renovations and upgrades.
As with any venture or even battle 99% is preparation. Home repairs may be plain hard work - even if you find the whole procedure enjoyable and even challenging. Lukenbuilt Plumbing & Heating The adage if you do not prepare and plan ahead you plan for a frustrating workload.
When planning for plumbing or heating repairs especially when it comes to additions or major renovations check out that your water pressures, water heater and septic tank system ( if you live outside the city or at a summer cottage) can handle the increased demand and demands. Next "map" out your present systems including the supply lines, vents, house drains, bench drains. Search out and find ahead of time the cleanouts that are accessible. As well take time to find and jot down the general and specific types and sizes of pipes and piping. Using your guide, notes and what might be considered a "map" you will be better able to work out where it is that you can best tie into the drain and supply lines and lineage and as well evaluate to a fair, almost a professional degree, whether or not the existing drains and drainages are adequate for your plans and planning. With a little bit of leg work you may well save yourself and your property renovation budget a fair amount of expense, wasted efforts and time. It's always best to plan ahead. Consider it an investment of your time and money.
It can be said that before running any water lines to any new or additional plumbing fixture or fixtures, that you should take the take to mark up the walls where the waste supply and water intake supply lines are located. Simple chalk markets - even the chalk that kids use to mark up sidewalks and that you can purchase at a standard big box stationary store will simply do the trick. Unlike permanent markers the markings can simply be rubbed away. In 2010 many fixtures it seems, come standard equipped with templates for this very purpose of markings. If not position the fixture with its outlet pipes and piping and "trap" in place. Lastly plan the routing of the waste pipe, sloping it approximately 1 to 1 1/4 inches for each 3 to 4 feet of run to ensure good and proper consistent drainage and drainages over time and well into the future, even if the house or property shifts into the ground or sand somewhat. Ensure to use a chalk line and mark the position of the lines.
As a working person on the job or a tradesperson any time and effort spent in pre calling planning pays off in spades. Less time. Less effort. Fewer problems on the job.