Plumbing is typically a major expense in any new building. Price hikes in copper and plumbing parts in general continue to drive costs higher. And at $50/hour for journeyman plumbers, costs add up quickly.
Consolidating the plumbing in one plumbing wall (also called a wet wall) will reduce costs and labor. This reduces the lineal footage of pipe you’ll need as well as the number of vents, stub-ins and electrical work. Most plumbing walls use 2”x6” framing to accommodate large pipes.
Joining the bath, kitchen and laundry areas with a common plumbing wall does take a little extra design effort. Space will be tight and everything has to fit just right. This is especially true when aligning baths above one another if there’s a second story.
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Thanks for letting the cat out the bag when it comes to our plumbers secrets! lol, this is a fantastic tip and every DIYer should be implementing these types of walls.
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