DIY Bathroom Remodel
Installing new bathroom or performing a bathroom remodel can be a challenging DIY project. You’ll need to understand plumbing systems and techniques. Developing a plan and working with a good assistant will help you get everything right. Our team at Atlantic Green has compiled all of the individual requirements in most bathroom installations, below. You’ll get a good grip on what you can do yourself, and when you may need to enlist some help from a professional plumber.
Gather your Bathroom Remodel Specifications
Specs for the placement of plumbing fixtures and the dimensions of pipes are intended to make the bathroom a comfortable space with plenty of capacity for incoming water and outgoing drains and vents. There may be codes and regulations you’re not aware of.
Prepare the Site
You can’t turn just any spare room or large closet into a bathroom. First, make sure the framing accommodates a bathroom’s needs. Remove drywall or plaster from the areas where you will run plumbing. Clear out all of your cabinets, fixtures, and other obstructions.
Run Your Drain and Vent Lines
The first type of pipes you’ll be working with are drain and vent lines. It is important that these be precise, so always do this step before moving on to supply pipes.
Running Copper Supply Lines
With drain and vent lines all set, it’s time to try your hand at running copper supply lines. Check your local codes to see what type of material is required or recommended, though copper is preferred most often.
While a bathroom remodel is something that you can absolutely take on on your own, the bathroom plumbing portion can prove difficult for many individuals. Our Team at Atlantic Green Plumbing is here to help! We will create the remodel plan for you, and take care of the plumbing portion of the job, or the entire job if you so choose!
We hope you find these preliminary steps helpful and useful. You can always contact us at 540-834-5505
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