Things You Need to Know to Install Your Own Plumbing System

When you decide that you have the knowledge and will power to see a larger do it yourself project all the way through, you might consider putting in a new plumbing and drainage system. This isn’t a small task and you shouldn’t take it light hearted.

It’s an in-depth process that will challenge the amateur at almost every turn, so make sure you are capable of finishing this project before you begin.



You can find lots of information online that will help you with installing a plumbing and drainage system of your own, or you can talk to someone at your local home improvement center to get the information on the right way of doing things. If all else fails, you can contact a plumbing contractor for information as well.

The first thing you need to do is make sure that you have all the permits that your city or county might require you to have. This is fairly easy and can be taken care of in a short amount of time. Once you have all your permits, all you need to worry about is getting your plans drawn up and purchasing your materials.

Depending on what kind of drainage you are installing, whether a rain system or a sewer system, you might have to have the county or city come out to connect your line into the main sewage system.

Once you have your plans drawn out, and you know what kind of system you are going to be installing, you should lay as much of it out so that you can see where everything is going to go before you start the final assembly. This will let you know if you have everything you are going to need without finding out that you missed something at the wrong moment. With everything laid out in front of you, you can begin with the installation.

Make sure that the bedding for your pipe work is sufficient and won’t cause any problems. Never support your pipes with things like bricks or wood blocks. You will find that it can cause all kinds of problems for you. Make sure that you have a support that runs the entire length of the pipe and has spaces for any joints that your pipe may have to keep it from undue pressure.