Month: October 2017

Drainlayers in Palmerston North

Palmerston North is a virtually dead flat city located on a virtually dead flat plain with a large and dirty river flowing nearby. This poses a particular challenge for the city’s drainlayers, as there are very significant engineering challenges but making sure that the sewer and stormwater systems I working properly in all situations.

Drain trap

Drains by definition are there to drain water and wastewater away from the city to another location, and for this to happen efficiently the drains must have a constant slope. In a dead flat environment this is quite tricky, as the drains will need to be laid at certain depths at various points in the city to make sure that there is a constant slope and flow. One edge of the city will be upstream and the opposite edge will be downstream, and at the downstream point the drains may need to be many metres below the surface. This makes for an engineering challenge or any drainlaying.

Another problem for drainlayers is that the city is prone to surface flooding after heavy rainfall, and after particularly heavy rainfall across the region the local river is also prone to heavy flooding. While this is protected by very large stop Banks it’s still means that during a flood all the storm water drains can not drain into the river and must be closed off, otherwise the river will drain into the stormwater system and flood the city.

This makes for complicated work for any drainlayer who needs to understand exactly what the situation is at all points in the city with regard to the depths of the drains. Drainlayers in Palmerston North are generally pretty busy, because the housing stock is old and the sewer and stormwater drains from the houses and in the streets there’s also old.

A particular problem is that the sewers for the houses are generally made out of earthenware pipes, and these are very prone to penetration by tree roots and such like which can block the flow and caused a lot of grief for the highlighter or householder. In these situations a drain layer is an essential partner, and the simplest way for the distressed homeowner to solve their problem is just to do a Google search for drainlayers Palmerston North.

The modern drainlayer has all sorts of Handy Tools at their disposal to clear blocked drains in particularly where there are roots and such like growing through invisible pipes. The point of these tools is to try and avoid having to dig up the drains to repair them, business is almost always and costly and unpleasant business for everybody involved.

The good news is that drainlaying has from the early days been a pretty exact science in terms of the level and slope of the drains, and the modern drainlayer can be confident in almost every case that the actual drain alignment is correct, and all I need to do is to clear a blockage to remove a problem.

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Plumbing For A New House

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.

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