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The Basics of the Plumbing System of a House

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The plumbing system in any kind of dwelling is the lifeline of the house. Without it, some of the modern comforts would not be possible. Read on to learn some of the basics of a plumbing system.

The plumbing system can be broken down into five basic categories.

Water system

The source of water for plumbing can be either through a public water system or a private one. A public water system is delivered to through large water pipes called Mains.

Pipes

In a plumbing structure, the pipes transport and circulate the water throughout the house. Depending on the location and geography of the house, there are different pipe types that are efficient in a plumbing system.

Plumbing Components

Plumbing fixtures include the sinks, tubs, faucets, toilets, and showers. The most important part in laying out a plumbing system is identifying where to place these fixtures.

Most professional plumbers recommend positioning the plumbing in one concentrated area of the house. If these plumbing fixtures are close to each other, one can save a lot in materials and installation.

Water Heaters

Water heaters can be considered part of plumbing fixtures, they need special attention due to the wide range of options and complications a water heater presents. Factors such as what type of water heater used, its energy source, and location can affect the plumbing system and how it is laid out.

Advances in water heater technology have resulted in more safe and efficient water heaters. There are a lot of kinds of water heaters in the market to tailor fit each plumbing system’s needs.

Drainage

Understanding the basics of the system will help in planning a safe and effective system. The most important aspect in laying out a plumbing system is the time and effort spent planning it.

The drainage has two functions that it contributes to a plumbing structure. It transports water and wastes to a sanitary sewer or tank, and it gets rid of noxious gases. The capacity and pitch, sealing, venting, and provisions for cleaning are all important to an effective and proper drainage system.

The plumbing system in any kind of dwelling is the lifeline of the abode. Read on to learn some of the basics of a plumbing system.

The source of water for plumbing can be either through a public water system or a private one. In a plumbing structure, the pipes transport and circulate the water throughout the house. Depending on the location and geography of the house, there are different pipe types that are efficient in a plumbing system.

For health and convenience, the drainage must be properly laid out to accommodate the whole capacity of the plumbing structure.

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