Saving Money on your Bathroom Plumbing
- The location of your plumbing lines
If you are adding a new bathroom to your home, the best way to save money is to place the new bathroom as close as possible to the existing one. Such design will allow you to use the existing waterlines from the first bathroom in the second one, thus saving you money by having shorter water and waste lines.
- Minimize Cutting the framing
If you have to run pipes inside walls, it can get expensive, so try to minimize that if at all possible. Make sure that your pipes have the proper pitch.
- Moving the fixtures
It is less expensive to move the sink and shower than the tub or the toilet because of how they are framed. The sink and shower lines are inside the wall where there is space to move them, but the toilet is difficult to move because it is tied to the joists, where there are framing members. If you are going to move the toilet, it usually involves cutting through the joists and putting in new support boards. Moving a tub is also expensive, because you have to reframe for it.
- Replacing the toilet
Toilets are either one or two pieces. A one-piece toilet requires a lower water line than a two-piece toilet. If you replace a two-piece toilet with a one-piece toilet, it is more expensive, because the water supply lines have to be lowered. Thus, it is cheaper to replace a two-piece toilet with another two-piece one.
- Saving Water
There are many showerheads on the market that allow the user to save water. The same is true for toilets. Contemporary toilets consume a lot less water than before. There are even options for single and dual flush toilets that will dispense the amount of water needed based on waste.
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