DIY Plumbing on the Homestead

Went into the crawlspace looking for an animal I thought was down there and found water!!!! The day took a turn I wasn’t expecting. Ended up elbows deep in a plumbing project. Not being a plumber a lot of this is trial and error. Hope you enjoy.


Jack Walsh says:

Thank you for sharing. I would like to add one suggestion.. In future builds. “CPVC” pipes far superior to “PVC” pipes.
Dealing with extremes of cold, heat and pressure. From a fellow “Roadrat”. Cheers, Mate.

kdoane18 says:

Looking forward to the coop build!

Dawn Owens says:

You r so brace for going down there!

Dawn Owens says:

Brave….spell check hates me!

Cristian Valentin Dobre says:

nice job. it’s good to have skills to repair things around the home. I do the same only things i dont like is electrical like changing a light switch or a outlet 🙂
Did you do a review on your honda NC700? I ride a Yamaha TDM, but thinking of selling it and buying a newer model: mt-07 tracer or the nc750x.

nwroadrat says:

After I had put that work into the crawl space I would be mad having an animal mess it up. But that’s how it goes. Sounds like that leak was caused by a rigged setup that shouldn’t have bene done? How many times did you have to run back and forth for parts? )-:

azdesertdog says:

Well I am a plumber and nice job. The only thing I would suggest when you do another PVC joint is hold it for 30 seconds. In certain conditions the chemical reaction can push the pipe out of the socket. I would buy some strap iron like all the pipe supports you see in this video and support the bottom of all the pipe risers going through the floor. They should all be supported. Nice crawl space. That was s great investment not just for moisture and pests but access. I am not a fan of the fiber board duct. However those round flexible connections like where the mouse ate through. They sell an actual fitting that would make a better connection.  You would need to find a duct or air conditioning supply store.

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