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Old 07-15-2009, 05:24 PM   #1
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I'm planning to start a coffee shop business at a retail space from scratch and am trying to reduce the cost of contruction at minimum. I want an advice on how to install the plumbing line from my sink to a drain (if there is one available/or whether I must make a hole on the wall) in a typical retail setting like this. Also, how do I setup a water heater if I want hot/cold water coming out of my sink faucet? I'm a complete newbie in plumbing. Thanks.

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Old 07-16-2009, 09:27 AM   #2
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Hate to say it but if you're asking these type of questions, you probably do not want to do this in a retail situation...you're opening your self up for a load of liability. It's one thing to work on your own home and put youself/family at risk..but not others that may work or patronize your establishment. If your really set on doing this...go to the library and get some books on basic plumbing....

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I agree with Rippy on this one. Most codes require a licensed Plumber to install piping in sood service venues. In Ohio, this was also true for any commercial site.
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+1 here. to both answers.
but once it's permitted, design approved, all legal, etc. you may want to consider a more cost effective "on demand" water heater installed under the sink, rather than a large tank sucking up space and $$$.

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Old 07-16-2009, 12:31 PM   #5
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I see. I guess I will have to hire a plumber for it. Assuming that it will be a rather simple job (i.e. hooking up a pipe), and it requires 3 hours of work, what is the market price of hiring a plumber? Do they charge by hours or per projects?
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