What To Consider When Planning A Water Line Installation To A Remote Outdoor Spigot

An outdoor water spigot comes in handy, but it's not always in the best location. If you have a big yard, you might want a spigot at the far end of your property so you could water your garden or for handwashing near a picnic area. A plumber can put in a new water line and install the extra spigots you need. Here are some factors to consider and some steps in the process.

The Length And Type Of Pipe

When you plan the placement of your new spigot, consider the length of pipe needed. The longer the water line, the higher the installation costs. You'll also want to talk to the plumber about the pipe material you should choose. You might want copper or plastic, and the choice you make affects the cost.

The Design Layout

Plumbing codes will probably require the plumber to bury the water line several inches under the frost line. The plumber will probably use a trencher to dig up your yard, so you'll want to design the layout to cause the least disruption to your landscaping.

Also, consider cost since the longer and deeper the trench, the more expensive the cost of the water line installation will be. Remember to have utility lines marked in advance of the work so the plumber knows where it's safe to dig the trench for the new line.

The Steps For Installation

Your plumber may need to obtain a permit from the city before they can start work. Once the plumber is ready to begin, they may do a trial run by positioning the pipes and connections on top of the ground so you can make any last-minute changes before digging begins.

A trench is dug to house the pipe and connections are added where needed for the number of spigots you want. If you're hooking the new water line up to a sink or outdoor shower, the plumber may also install a French drain and dry well for the drain line.

The new water line has to connect to your home's plumbing system. This may be done at the outdoor spigot on your house, or the plumber may connect it to a pipe behind a wall. Your plumber may need to work in your crawl space or basement to connect the new line to an existing water supply line.

The final step in the water line installation will probably be an inspection from your local codes office to make sure the work was done according to the latest plumbing codes. After that, you'll be free to enjoy having a source of water on the far end of your property for whatever purpose you want.

Contact a company like Quality 1st Plumbing to learn more.


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