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Do You Have To Be A Plumber To Know These Kitchen Plumbing Facts?
27 Apr, 2016 Kitchen
No matter what type of materials you use for kitchen plumbing, it will still wear out one day. If you want kitchen remodeling this year, educate yourself with these kitchen plumbing basics that might just come in handy sooner or later. No, you don’t have to be a plumber to know these things.
Consider your water supply before installing multiple fixtures. Municipal water can well handle your water usage at home, while a well might not always do. The water pressure in your kitchen may vary if you’re not using the proper pressurized storage tanks and might have a great impact not only in your kitchen but also in some parts of the house, especially the bathroom where water is mostly used.
Every time you remodel your kitchen, there comes an opportunity when your pipes are inspected. If need be, replace all the plumbing lines that are exposed when you open up walls and floors. It would be less hassle to replace your pipes now than get to the hard-to-reach problems later.
You can’t just install fixtures randomly, each fixture has its own space requirements. Know your kitchen dimensions and how much space you need in order to fit the things you need together. Be sure that you know the dimensions needed for each kitchen feature.
Determining the type of pipe you use at home, determines the life span of a pipe. Have your home expected and have your trusted plumber see if you are using the right pipes for your kitchen.
Here are the 2 most common types of pipes:
– Cast iron (80-100 years)
– PVC (25-40 years)
– Brass (80-100 years)
– Copper (70-80 years)
– Galvanized steel (80-100 years)
Remember that poorly maintained kitchen plumbing will fail sooner than that of well-maintained one. Need to remodel your kitchen without having to worry about kitchen plumbing?
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