When building a tiny house plumbing can be the most difficult part. This is because there are so many little things that have to be taken into consideration. If you do not know how to read diagrams or have no idea about plumbing tools then it is very difficult for you to know where to start. But if you take the time to read and learn about plumbing you will soon have your project running smoothly. Here are some handy plumbing tips to get you started.
When building a house there are a number of things that will need to be taken into consideration including your drains. In most houses today they are made of PVC pipe, which is resistant to water. But your house may not be constructed with PVC pipe and instead will be constructed with copper, brass, copper or stainless steel. There are advantages and disadvantages to each material and you should research these options before you begin your project.
The drain has the responsibility of cleaning the water from your bathroom and kitchen sinks and toilets. Drain holes should be made with stoppers so that they can be manually turned. You should make sure to keep the stoppers in place and when you turn them they will push the water down and out of your drain hole. If your sink, bathtub or toilet does not have a drain hole this is a common problem that causes blocked drains.
Plumbing drains should always be checked for leaks or clogs before they become a serious plumbing issue. It is important that you turn off your water before attempting to fix any problems with drains. Make sure that all fixtures and pipes associated with water in your house are turned off.
For example, when your shower starts to fill and run low on water it is an indication of a plumbing issue and you should immediately turn off your water supply to your home. When building a tiny home there is not enough room for plumbing fixtures and you have to learn to deal with drains and plumbing problems as they arise. Some problems are better dealt with than others.
One of the biggest problems that occur with small homes is a clog in the plumbing. A clog in your plumbing can cause your water bill to skyrocket. It can also prevent you from having a properly functioning bathroom and kitchen. There are several ways to deal with a plumbing issue that can contribute to a larger plumbing issue.
A small root cellar is one of the worst places for a clot to form in your pipes. You should never bury anything deeper than the foot of your cellar floor. The roots that form can be very difficult to remove and even if you manage to dig them out they could lead to other plumbing problems. Bury all drainage material away from the area. If you are building a tiny home, you should use a trench drain to carry all of the excess water away from your home.
If your problem is not severe you can just build a toilet trap. These toilets are very small and can be built under your sink. They take care of waste water but trap the liquid that comes out of the plumbing. When this liquid does drain it causes a problem because the trap has no way to dispose of the liquid so it just gets flushed down the toilet each flush.
Another plumbing issue that can contribute to a plumbing problem is over soaking. This happens when there is too much water in the pipes. It can cause problems when it gets hard. Hard water can ruin plumbing parts and cause the pipes to rust and corrode. If you are dealing with a plumbing issue of this nature, you should use a water absorbent to keep the water out of the basement. It is best to use something like an aquarium or a birdbath that has water resistant properties.
A plumbing problem that can also contribute to water damage is the leaking faucet. Any type of water will eventually end up leaking but a leaking faucet will cause a much bigger mess than just a dripped pipe. You can treat the leaky faucet by buying some chemical resistant sealant. This stuff can be found at any hardware store and is not expensive.
Building a house with no plumbing can be tricky. Even though you might have some experience with DIY plumbing, building a house with plumbing issues can be more complicated. If you have a plumbing issue you should consider hiring a contractor to look at your plumbing and make sure there are no leaks or other issues. A professional knows how to deal with plumbing issues and knows where to find them. If you do decide to build a house without plumbing, make sure to keep those drains clear so you don’t have to deal with all the mess.