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Ground Plumbing Stubbed

Ground PlumbingDon’t get technical with me. I’m no tradesman. But I can tell you that the plumber came and ran a whole slew of black pipes all over the ground. They are poking up everywhere. All kinds, for toilets, sinks, showers, floor drains, utilities, appliances.

I can’t remember the last time I got this excited about plumbing. OK, maybe I can. But still, it was a thrilling milestone.

The layout is starting to take shape. You can see where the bathrooms (three in the basement: two for the girls and one for guests in the rec room and pool area), kitchenette, laundry room, and utility area are going to be.

There was a little mishap in the garage. The plumber forgot that the workbench area in the garage is going to include an in-floor mop basin. But eventually he figured out a way to install it by chipping away at some of the extraneous footing cement.

We’re one step closer to pouring the slab! Feel free to break out in the happy dance.

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  • Keith January 3, 2010, 3:51 pm

    Alison, you should check out http://homeconstructionimprovement.com Todd is a great guy, and I know he would post a guest article from you. His site gets 30k+ visits a month, so it would really be good exposure.

    I have known hm for a couple of years, and am supposed to be guest posting for him too, just haven’t had the time.
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  • Alison Moore Smith January 4, 2010, 12:00 am

    Keith, I’ve been reading his site for months and commented on it a number of times. I’m always amazed at the sheer VOLUME of posts he puts out over there. It’s exhausting! But he really knows his stuff. It’s a goldmine of home improvement info.

    I will check into guest posting there. Never thought of approaching him about it. Thanks.

  • Carson January 11, 2010, 9:15 pm

    Congratulations on all of the progress. I know that plumbing projects don’t excite most people but they excite me 🙂 I’m a former plumber and I know that stubbing bathrooms can be a little tricky. Good luck with all of the construction!
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  • Alison Moore Smith January 11, 2010, 10:43 pm

    Thank you, Carson. It’s amazing how much skill goes into building a single house. Not to mention how thrilling plumbing is! Glad you could drop by!

  • the plumber February 13, 2010, 2:12 pm

    That is exciting, how big is that house you’re building there?

  • Alison Moore Smith February 13, 2010, 3:33 pm

    The house is just over 6,000 square feet. You can see all the house plans here.

  • cnizzardini February 15, 2010, 11:37 pm

    Wow thats a nice size house! Pretty neat your documenting the whole thing here.

  • HDI June 4, 2010, 11:33 pm

    pipe installation is a good idea that came out of the ground due regard to the security element, even better if the pipes are out there in a protected area

  • Giochi Super Mario July 5, 2010, 12:45 pm

    Wow thats a nice size house
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  • Paul- Plumber Ajijic Mexico July 17, 2010, 11:05 am

    New construction is alwas exciting. Especially when things strart to take shape. Congratulation on your progress.

  • Mark July 11, 2011, 10:26 am

    Awesome, I love to see the beginning taking shape. I know it’s exciting to see and I won’t look at you funny for thinking so yourself either! How many stories is the building?

  • Alisha December 14, 2011, 3:55 pm

    Oh wow, it’s exciting to see the beginnings of a house. I can’t wait to build mine 🙂
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  • Zibi March 7, 2012, 2:45 am

    Those pipes don’t look look level with the foundation. How did this project turn out? We are currently working on a new build extension (plumbing side of things) and have laser levels to determine the correct height for the drains and piping.
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  • Caro April 4, 2012, 5:41 pm

    Hi Alison,

    I was excited as you are when we built our own house, unfortunately we ran into many issues because of the strict regulations in Canada but we managed to get what we want at the end, our plumber gave us hard time too but our friend recommended someone they knew. The best thing is to be patient and do not rush anything! its your house and you will live in it for life or for a long time.

    I was checking your custom home plans and you mentioned that the house is 6000 SQ, pretty nice! ours is 2800 but its enough for us but I won’t complain if I can get 6000 SQ lol but cleaning it would be a huge task!

    Hopefully you are enjoying it!

  • LC June 27, 2015, 11:38 am

    Building a house has so many competitions but at least you get to see coming a long nicely, I cant wait to see the finished product. I bet its such an exciting project for seeing your dream home being built in front of you
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  • Alison Moore Smith June 27, 2015, 12:06 pm

    Hey LC, this post was written six years ago. The finished product has long been completed. 🙂
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