Things have slowed down a little the last couple weeks due to extremely cold weather and icy conditions. In spite of the cold, there was still progress made. One of the key things completed last week was the rough plumbing. Rough plumbing complete basically means the plumbing that has to be done before the dry-wall is applied to the interior walls and before flooring materials and wall tiles are installed. Rough plumbing includes installing tubs, drains, and pipes. We only have one tub in the house, above the garage, which was installed first:
It was so cold yesterday that the inside of the tub, which was filled with water, is now a solid block of ice:
The drains and pipes were also installed for the entire house. Here are some pictures:
The plumbing used throughout the house is called PEX-a and is manufactured by Uponor. According to their website, “PEX is an acronym for crosslinked polyethylene. It is a flexible, durable, proven piping product that has been used in plumbing systems for more than 20 years. PEX tubing won’t pit, scale or corrode and, because of its flexibility, it also offers potential freeze-damage protection.” For more information and to see how it compares to copper and PVC you can check out their website or download the Uponor PEX-a Brochure.
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