Plumbing Contractor Terminology

What Is Rough-in Plumbing?

New construction plumbing is a vital source of income for many plumbing contractor businesses. The scale of these jobs also means that DIY is not possible, and scalable workloads are needed, making plumbing professionals the only hiring option. On top of this, the amount of work that new construction plumbing projects need can mean a healthy amount of work for businesses.

What Is Rough-In Plumbing?

Overall, rough-in plumbing is the first tier when it comes to creating an entire plumbing system. This will include installing pipes, sewers, water lines, connections, and vents. The other elements of plumbing businesses and homeowners will see are fixtures such as toilets, sinks, and showers; however, these are not included in rough-in plumbing. This is the second step, which is often referred to as finish plumbing. So, what are some of the things that will be worked on during rough-in plumbing work?

  • Making pipe connections as needed

  • Routing pipes through wall cavities

  • Running vent stacks to the roof

  • Excavating and laying underground pipes that will serve utility connections

  • Make sure your drain and water supply lines are connected to sewer/septic systems

  • Putting in components that attach fixtures to the plumbing system, such as toilet flanges, sink drains, and sanitary tees

The reason why fixtures are not installed immediately is multifaceted. Firstly, if there is an issue with a certain fixture or piping, the fixture will not need to be removed so the pipework can be redone. Secondly, for new construction, installing rough-in plumbing has to be approved by an inspector. So the work done must be easily accessible to them.

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