Why You Will Fail a Plumbing Inspection

Why You Will Fail a Plumbing Inspection

Plumbing can be a complicated matter. There are a number of things that can go wrong. There are also numerous regulations that must be practiced. These regulations also change from time to time. This is why it can be difficult to pass a plumbing inspection.

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In this video, you will learn about the common reasons why you will fail an inspection. The best thing that you can do is hire a plumbing contractor to make sure everything is up to code and working properly.

The first issue is that your p-trap and pipes must be at least two inches. Most peoples’ are 1 and 1/2 inches because this was the old standard. However, this will automatically fail your inspection. Further the standpipe must be between 18 and 30 inches long.

Another reason for failing your plumbing inspection is a lack of drill plates. These plates are installed along pipes to protect them from being drilled into during other home projects. Otherwise, the may be punctured which will cause water damage and expensive repairs. This water damage can snowball if mold beings to grow in rotting wood. Then, whole sections of the wall may need to be replaced.


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