The plumbing subcontractors Gary Browning and Joe Boyd made quick work of getting all the drainage pipe into the crushed rock/under slab area. They ran a main 4 inch trunk line from the bathroom/utility area on the east side of the house through the kitchen/master bath/half bath area to exit the west side of the house near the input to the septic tank/leach field. There was lots of digging needed especially as they neared the exit of the house to maintain the required drainage slope per foot. In the end the trench was dug over 20 inches deep!
Day 1 of the plumbing was mostly spent lining out a few key walls with string, measuring out the important spots (lavatories, toilets, drains, etc.) and getting all the necessary materials. In the morning of Day 2 part of the trench was dug and the rough layout of the pipes/elbows/etc. was placed on the gravel. Then in the afternoon Gary and Joe started to glue the pieces together and the plumbing system started to quickly take form. You can get a better idea what happened in Day 2 in the photos below.
Day 3 continued with more digging, more gluing, and a whole lot more measuring.My dad even lended a hand digging the trench and then filling it back in all over again.Gary and Joe finished just about everything today and the plumbing inspector gave us the green light on this first crucial step.The photos I have below were taken in the middle of the day.I’ll have to run up this morning and snap a few of the finished product.It’s really starting to take shape!
I’ll run up the street and take a few more pictures of everything as its covered up.Lots of phone calls this morning with the general contractor, earthwork, concrete, and plumbing subs trying to get everything coordinated.