UPDATE 4: Kitchen & Bath Rough-Ins
What Do We Mean When We Say Rough-Ins?
Rough-Ins – It’s a general term that refers to the stage of construction when plumbing, mechanical, and electrical lines are installed inside of framing. Plumbing, electrical, and mechanical connections are the big three components that make a home functional from lighting a room to taking a shower or keeping the home warm in the winter. These rough-ins provide the exact connections needed for final fixtures to be installed much later in the process, like the new free standing tub, stove, decorative lighting, and faucets.
From Tangletown Rough-Ins to Inspections
Plumbing (4 days):
- Throughout the kitchen and bathroom, our plumbing crew ran new waste lines to the main stack in the basement, opting to route the new line from the location of new fixtures, faucets, and appliances down the exterior walls. Plumbing rough-ins also included creating new hot/cold water supplies.
Electrical (3 days):
- Before we began electrical rough-ins, our designer, project manager and electrician met with the home owners to define the final switch and outlet placement. Other details like if the clients prefer dimmers were discussed at this time in a process called a “walk-through.” To fulfill the needs of the revitalized layout, our electricians roughed-in recessed lighting as defined by the plans, added switching, outlets, and prepped for appliance inastall.
HVAC (2 days):
- The HVAC team installed two fans, which both vented to through the roof. The team also connected the supplies and returns, moved the dining room thermostat to a new location about 5′ off the floor, completed venting for the proposed kitchen hood, and capped off abandoned ductwork in the basement laundry room.
Now before we could officially move to the next step – insulation – a local inspector reviewed all the work, signaling that the quality of construction met all legal requirements.