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mag98 11-11-2012 11:37 AM

Can I do my own advanced plumbing and have it checked
 
I am a very handy person, I want to tackle the project of completley re fitting all the water pipes and drains in my house for a remodel can i do all the work myself and pay a good plumber to check my work.

mag98 11-11-2012 11:43 AM

Can I do my own advanced plumbing and have it checked
 
I am a very handy person, I want to tackle the project of completley re fitting all the water pipes and drains in my house for a remodel can i do all the work myself and pay a good plumber to check my work.

ddawg16 11-11-2012 11:56 AM

I don't know of many plumbers who are going to 'check' your work...even if you pay them....there are things that could be wrong that you can't see from a visual inspection.

With that said.....no reason you can't do it.....in most cases, if it doesn't leak...you more or less got it right.

I would 'highly' suggest pulling a permit...the inspector will then inspect it to make sure it's done correctly.

But, before embarking on your task...do the research. If your doing copper.....read on copper pipe sweating...if doning PEX, read up on how it's done.

On your drains....your basically going to just replace what is there....so just make the new stuff look like the old.....but it's ok to post pics and let the guys hear chime in.....

Good luck and check back in with us on the progress.

gregzoll 11-11-2012 04:59 PM

As long as you pull the proper permits if they are required in your area.

md2lgyk 11-12-2012 07:01 AM

You should check with your building department to see if you can legally do plumbing without being licensed. In some areas, a homeowner can't, not even on their own property.


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