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Types Of Residential Plumbing Systems

It is important for homeowners to understand the kind of principles that are associated with pressure, gravity and nature because the principles that apply in these areas are somehow also applied in residential plumbing systems. That is why having a basic understanding of them will help homeowners in saving on costs, trouble and time.


Residential plumbing systems are mostly composed of two subsystems that are separate in design. One subsystem is designed to take waste water out while the other subsystem is designed to bring fresh water in. A residential plumbing system is designed in such a way that it has the ability to bring water that is under pressure to homes so as to ensure supply water to all corners and places of your home. Residential plumbing homes have got a main shutoff valve that has to be closed whenever a plumbing emergency occurs. However, the whole plumbing system should be closed when something goes wrong with the tub, toilet and the sink.


It is simple to determine the kind of a residential plumbing system that has been installed in a home. The first step is to turn each water outlet one by one and analyzing the amount of time that hot water takes before reaching the outlet point. The next step is turning on the farthest sink from the water heater before turning off to repeat the cycle again: there will be no changes to the branched plumbing system, while hot water is expected to arrive faster for the series plumbing set up.


The series type of plumbing in homes is the simpler residential plumbing system as compared to other types of plumbing. With this type of plumbing, hot water comes from hot water heat while cold water comes from the ground supply. The series type of plumbing is simple to install and it makes it easier to fix by a plumbing contractor.