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mrhook65 10-16-2012 12:39 AM

Whole house remodel Help Requested
 
I am getting ready to start working on moving my small kitchen from a 9x6 area in the house and move it to a 12x12 room so i'll be needing to move the water pipes, the drain pipe the gas line, and the water line for the frig.
My question is what is the best way to move them? I have tile on the floor now so should i go through the wall cavity or through the tile? the next question i have is what it the easiest way to hang upper cabinets? I only ask because i only have 1 arm to do all the work that will take me at least 2 years to do, lol if not longer. My frig is leaking where it is at and has been for a little bit now (about 2 months) so i'm sure the wood under it is starting to rot because it's starting to lean backwards what is the best way to repair any water damage done to the support beams under the frig and sink now. Any good advice will be greatly wanted and appreciated. Thank you , warren michigan

gregzoll 10-16-2012 08:48 AM

It is really up to you. First thing is to draw up plans and file with the city, so that the next person who comes along, and needing the info on how stuff was ran, can find that info out on the filed work at the local AHJ.

GBrackins 10-16-2012 10:09 AM

as Greg suggested above, you should develop a plan (simple sketch to start with) and go see your local building department to inquire about code requirements, and what you are allowed to do as a home owner. Most locations require someone qualified and licensed (at least in my experience) to install gas lines as small leaks turn into big problems.

do you have a basement, might be easier to re-route piping in basement and then come up inside a wall. water piping in an exterior wall is never a good idea, especially with Michigan winters.

in my area we install plywood on kitchen walls to receive cabinets. always sure to be able to screw into wood this way. may want to invent some friends over to give you some assistance.

a few photos would help in getting more direct advise.

Good luck!

woodworkbykirk 10-16-2012 04:00 PM

your best bet is to open things up first to expose the pipes and wires then bring in the corresponding trades to deal with it. the pros deal with it everyday and can make quick and neat work of it

user1007 10-16-2012 04:53 PM

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Originally Posted by woodworkbykirk (Post 1032099)
your best bet is to open things up first to expose the pipes and wires then bring in the corresponding trades to deal with it. the pros deal with it everyday and can make quick and neat work of it

In many and increasing numbers of places you will have to bring in licensed electricians and plumbers for this anyhow.


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