How to make plumbing in a log house
The exquisiteness of a log home makes this type of home a popular choice for people seeking quaint and comfortable living. Now, due to the innovative and easy to build log home kits, it is quite affordable to build a log home. When building a house log, it is important to consider the installation of the plumbing system.
Plumbing in a log home is not much different than plumbing in a conventional house. In most cases, the pipe can be hidden behind the wall cladding and inside the floor. A plumber will install and run the plumbing system in the walls of log homes that have framed interior walls. For log homes that have all interior walls, the plumber will build an entry into a room on the first level. The chase-way is a boxed-in area where the HVAC and plumbing run up to the second level of the log home.
If a log home is built with full round log floor joists on the second level, the floor will need to be built up to allow for electrical and plumbing. This is done by creating a gap between the tongue and the grove by taking 2″x6″ boards and laying them end to end. Supplemental plumbing runs through conventional stud walls throughout the log home.
When installing the plumbing, it is much easier and less expensive to keep the bathrooms close to each other, such as back to back or one on top of the other if it is a split-level log home. Galvanized steel pipe is generally used for the line from the well to the pump. Polyethylene pipe can also be used as it is lighter and more flexible. However, you should not use it for hot water. It is also essential to consider whether the pipes will be exposed to the cold. It is important to ensure that the pipes are properly insulated from the cold to prevent freezing of the pipes. The pipe should also drain easily so that water does not sit in the pipes.
It is important to check with the proper authorities for the location of the septic tank because the location consideration will include the type of soil, the drain field, and the location of the well. Also, a plumber will have to install the fixtures and make sure the plumbing system is properly installed and working properly.
When building a new log home, it is essential that the plumbing system be able to properly bring water into the home and remove wastewater from the home for treatment. An improper plumbing system can disrupt the normal operation of the system, including leaks, clogged drains, broken pipes, home water overflow, and more. When installing a plumbing system in a log home, it is essential that you hire a professional plumber to do the job. A plumber will make sure the plumbing system is installed correctly, identify potential problems, and check the entire system to make sure it is working properly.