Installing the plumbing for a modern new house is a much faster process then and previous times. Ironically and some ways the plumbing work is significantly more complex as well, but modern plumbing tools and equipment and materials simplify and speed up the work considerably.
The plumber needs to be involved at three separate stages during the house building process. The first stage is when the concrete foundations are being laid, and the plumbers Hamilton will need to install all the waste pipes in the flooring before the concrete is poured, and will also need to install the lead-in piping from the water main as well as the sewer line out to the main sewer.
The waste outlets and piping need to be installed very accurately in the concrete floor, because once the concrete has been poured the piping cannot be moved. The lead in water piping from the street main will be plastic, as well the sewer pipe out to the sewer main. The sewer pipe will need to be installed accurately with a constant slope, and glued and fixed securely so that there is no chance of any leakage for ingress of roots etc.
The second stage for the plumbing is after the floor has been poured and the frame and roof trusses erected and fixed. This is the stage when all the plastic piping is installed in the walls and the ceiling space to feed the bathrooms, the kitchen, the hot water cylinder and any outside taps. This is generally a quick job for an experienced plumber, as they were all moved through the house quickly drilling holes in the wall studs and pulling in the piping from rolls of plastic pipes. The installed piping will be left coiled on the floor.
The third stage for plumbing is after the wall linings and ceilings have been installed, all the painting has been completed and all the kitchen and bathroom fittings are ready to be installed. The plumber will be connecting all the tapware up to the pipes, and making certain that the hot pipe is properly insulated. A vital aspect of this stage is to make sure that all the joints and connections are fully pressure tested for leaks. The modern plumber is lucky in this regard, is connection techniques a fast and very effective. The quick clamp for plastic piping and the standard screw fittings for all tapware make this work straightforward and safe. At this point the plumber will need all his or her work to be inspected by a registered plumbing inspector.
Each of the three stages are pretty quick for the plumber, end of competent plumber may spend only one day on each stage.
Within 10 years it will be absolutely commonplace and accepted to travel anywhere in most cities and between both cities using an autonomous electronic taxi, and ordering a taxi via your mobile. It will be around 10 times cheaper to travel this way then by driving your own near new vehicle, which of course needs to be paid off, needs insurance, needs constant refueling and regular expensive maintenance. An autonomous electronic taxi requires almost no maintenance aside from regular tyre replacement, and there’s refueled at around 10% of the cost of a petrol driven taxi.
An autonomous Taxi ride will be probably half the cost of owning and driving your own 10 to 15 year vehicle that is already fully paid off. Autonomous taxis will be very convenient and fun to use, and will explode into any market.
The impact on the local economy and population will be seismic in both a negative and positive sense, there’s a very large cost will be driven out of the economy and put a large amount of money back in the pockets of citizens, but also all of those employed in anyway in the petrol driven economy will be replaced. This transition will be very quick, will be extremely massive and well-being absolutely inevitable. Politicians may rail against the massive loss of jobs, but the service will be so popular amongst the general population, and the risk of falling behind other cities and economies is so great that politicians will be forced to make certain that the transition happens as quickly as possible. The financial benefits to the economy from the massive decrease in road accidents and the massive savings of costs for the population at large will make the transition two autonomous taxis very urgent.
The rate of improvement of autonomous driving technology is exponential, driven by both the exponential improvement it computer hardware and capability, and the exponential improvement in artificial intelligence software. A fully autonomous taxi service using an electric vehicle will be available in North America in the next 2 to 3 years, and the speed of rollout of the service across North America and the rest of the planet will largely be dictated by how quickly the manufacturers involved 10 scale up their manufacturing operation. While this massive scaling up will result in the collapse of a large number of the existing automobile manufacturers simply because of the massive stranded investment they have in the internal combustion engine manufacturing process, other manufacturers will step up and help to grow the market. Tesla is very well placed to be very dominant, simply because they are not burdened down with a massive Legacy infrastructure that will become stranded, and because they are as nimble has any of the best Silicon Valley companies in terms of developing and improving their products.