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Rough In Plumbing: Supply Lines
We got our water supply lines roughed in. We used PEX pipes with sharkbite fittings. It’s more expensive than CPVC but worth it. Each sharkbite fitting can cost $6-$10 or more. But there is no need for cement. All you do is push in the pipe and it’s good to go. It’s also easy to remove with a cheap, plastic clip. PEX is also less likely to burst.
Originally we planned to go through the walls but we decided to go under the house so that any leaks can be easily fixed. We used the old gas line holes to run the pipe through the trailer. Then we just drilled a few holes through the floor. We just just have a shower and a sink. We are using a composting toilet so it doesn’t need water.
We have to build an attached shed to house the hot water heater (Eccotemp L5). It runs on propane so it can’t be inside the house. It has to be vented. We may also need a pressure regulator because the water heater can only go up to 80 PSI. We will finish insulating the pipes after we do a pressure test and check for any leaks.
The next “fun” part will be digging a trench to bury a water supply line to the house from my husband’s parents house about 500 ft. away or so. And we still have to build our drain lines and figure out what to do with our greywater.
Wiring starts on Sunday! We are getting close to moving in but there is still so much work to be done.