Plumber or weld PVC pipes yourself?
2 weeks have passed since laying the floor. Repair continues. It is necessary to make not very large-scale, but the necessary changes – to move the pipe for washing. And again we do it for the first time. It has long been understood that Repair is an extreme condition in which you constantly learn something, accumulate experience and improve skills.
In the course of describing the process of laying pipes, I want to write in such footnotes useful tips from the “newcomer”, which has already passed this once, for newcomers who are just coming. How do you like the idea?
In general, they planned to just call the plumber, so that he would do everything himself, but they did it all themselves and were very pleased with this. The result was surprisingly high quality and much cheaper.
According to the project, a new sink should be 90 cm to the right of the corner, closer to the refrigerator. But, having tried on a corner cabinet, they found out that it does not fit into the place allotted to it, as the pipes from the old cabling interfere. In general, it would be impossible to connect the sink to the existing pipes, whatever one may say, but it is necessary to cut off the existing ones and lay new ones on another wall.
What we needed:
- Transfer hot and cold water pipes;
- Move the sewer pipe;
- In the old place to remove the hot water pipe;
- Extend the cold water pipe and sewer for dishwasher;
- We painted a lot, and in different ways…
The pipe of hot water comes out above the level of the cabinet legs, because of this the cabinet cannot be placed close to the wall. You can move all the pipes under the cabinet, but these are extra connections in the pipes. You can embed the pipes in the walls, but it is very hard physically, the wall is very thin, and we have already pasted the wallpaper)))
And lo and behold! Julia offered to hold the pipes not in the kitchen, but in the bathroom, and bring them into the adjacent wall. In the bathroom on this wall is a bath, and it will hide all the pipes? I liked this idea terribly, especially this wall is very soft, and it is a pleasure to drill it. A set of crowns, which I bought for laying outlets, would really help me out.
I wanted to prepare everything for the laying of pipes – remove the bath and drill holes, and then call the plumber, so that he only laid the pipes. I didn’t want to mess with the fetch proficient assist out of receive casa view plumbing, I already had a sad experience of soldering the valve for the water heater (I overtook the soldering iron, and the end of the pipe melted, because of which the water pressure was very weak. I had to cut the pipe nearby, drill the melt and solder the socket in the cut place).
For all the time we called casa view plumbing 3 times, and he still did not agree to work. The reason is simple: a plumber from an HOA, gets a fixed salary – motivation is zero, and you can’t offer hack-work – the HOA will swear if it finds out. And the price for the work, he bent unreal. But he did not skimp on the advice, and I learned a lot from him.
Firstly, is it possible to lay pipes according to our scheme, he said with certainty yes
Buying everything you need
I sat down for two hours on the site of Leroy, there, as it turned out, the cheapest components for casa view plumbing, and it was not far to go. And that’s what I needed.
For water supply:
The most important pipes are 2 pieces of 20mm, on the advice of casa view plumbing chose reinforced with fiberglass;
- Corners 6pcs, they are cheap for 4-5p each;
- Tees 2pcs, needed one, but took with a margin;
- 6pcs couplings, they are not needed at all, I took practice and, just in case, I ended up using as many as 2 pieces;
- Cranes 3pcs. Usually for the crane use the combined coupling on which the valve is wound. I found a polypropylene tap, it is two times cheaper than the usual combination;
- Fastening clamps for pipes.
- Two meter pipes 50mm;
- The pipe is 15cm long in order to pave a hole in the wall;
- Two corners;
The welding machine bought the cheapest, which could only find the UNION STS-7220 for 1140 rubles. (I found the lowest price for it here) He did an excellent job with his work and is still working)))
Scissors for pipes bought the cheapest 250 rubles, too, and it was not worth saving on them – they cut very crooked and many more nuances, I will not describe.