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Buying a new house and taking care of every system within the household can be very tiring. From sewage systems to plumbing systems, the process may require a lot of time and effort to complete. Using proper methods and approach, you can ease the process of installing a plumbing system at home.

Installing A Plumbing System

Here is a list of steps you can follow to install a plumbing system:

Understand the System

The plumbing system in each state comes with a specific plumbing code. They are used to make the process safer and more secure. Some plumbing codes are the same throughout the country. However, you need to seek help from your maintenance service provider to understand how things work in your neighborhood.

Prepare Your Home for the Process

Start by observing which rooms require a plumbing system. Gently remove the layer of plaster on your walls to install the plumbing system. Be sure to make space for your shower area. If you notice any electrical wires during installation, turn off the electricity supply and check if the wires have cooled down. If they are not hot anymore, remove all the cables coming in the way. Be sure to have a measuring tape to ensure proper connection.

Work on the Drain and Vent Lines

The next step is to place the drain and vent lines in the plumbing system. Be sure to install them ahead of the supply lines. Otherwise, it will require double the effort to complete the process on your showers, bathtubs, and sinks once the supply is connected. Next, start laying the drain pipes at a slope. Once you have assembled the pipes in the system, be sure to check if it works well or not. The best way to complete this process is to establish the vent pipes in a way that inclines them to an angle for a better flow.

Work on your Copper Supply Lines

Once the process of vents and drains is completed, your next step requires you to measure the space for supplies. Using a horizontal pipe, you can speed up the process by installing them from the basement or the crawl space. Ensure that the drain pipes and vents do not merge with the supply lines in the system. If the two systems encounter leakage, you may experience puddles at home. You need to ensure that the nailing plates on the pipe side of the studs stay while installing copper around the studs. Copper tubing is susceptible to the risk of puncture; hence, while replacing your drywall, you can avoid puncture within the supply lines.

Connect your Tub, Sink, and Shower

When connecting the tub or faucet within your shower area, it is better to use supply lines that measure 3/4 inches for smooth water pressure. To ensure that the water flow remains warm, connect the water lines close to the water heater. It may require you to install shutoff valves in your supply lines. Be sure to comply with the instructions mentioned on the fittings while installing a faucet, as the steps may vary according to the design and functionality.

Next, start measuring the size of your bathtub or shower fittings in your bathroom. On average, a bathtub measures around 18 inches in length. Be sure to place the faucet at least 10 inches above the base of the bathtub. While installing a shower on top, be sure to establish it at least 30 inches above the bathtub base.

While installing the sink inside your bathroom, you can choose any type of sink that you want. A sink vanity is easier to install than a standing porcelain sink. The vanity allows the pipes to sit outside to walls while hiding behind the vanity for a clean look. On the other hand, a standing porcelain sink may require more space to install; hence, you need to consider space before considering it in your bathroom. Using hardwood material for sink vanity is the best option as it's more durable and better in quality than the rest of the materials.

Walls and Tiles

The next step is to install tiles on the wall above the bathtub or within the shower area. It is better to clean the surface before installing tiles to avoid any inconvenience in the future. You can seal the plaster before installing the wet wall for a smooth experience.

The abovementioned steps will make it easier for you to install the plumbing system. Be sure to select every material and fitting in the best quality as it will last you longer. In case you experience any difficulty or confusion, consider seeking help from a professional plumbing company.

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