Plumbing for mobile homes

by | Jul 16, 2013 | Plumbing

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Not everyone lives in a bricks and mortar home; many people opt to live in a mobile home. If you are one of them and you decide to tackle a plumbing project you must be aware that fixtures, mounting hardware and the construction code are different. The codes are often a bit more relaxed than they are for house plumbing but it is prudent of the owner of the mobile home to make sure the plumbers in Orinda perform the work to code.

In many areas of the country it can be difficult to locate a plumber that will work on a mobile home so it is in the best interest of the owner to be somewhat familiar with the plumbing basics. There is a number of self-help books on the subject, there are also web sites that deal with it. If the task is something that you don’t want to deal with and you cannot locate Plumbers In Orinda that will do the work, many mobile home dealers can provide the help you need.

As the fittings and the various components of a mobile home plumbing system are quite different than conventional plumbing parts, it can be difficult to locate them. Rarely would a conventional DIY shop or hardware store stock such material. This may not be the case if you live in an area where there are a quite a few mobile home parks, under these circumstances you should have better luck in locating not only the parts but a qualified plumber to do the work. If all else fails you will have to locate the parts that you need for the repair or replacement and special order them. These are available online.

Not only are the fixtures different than those found in a house, many of the components are different as is the plumbing scheme. In many mobile homes you will not find a water shut-off at each fixture, such as the sinks and toilet. The entire mobile home may only have one or two, one located outside near the hose bib and if there is a second, it will be near the hot water tank. With this being the case, individual fixtures cannot be repaired, the entire water supply must be shut off before work can start.


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