If you’re having a home built or going through a remodel on a kitchen, it’s inevitable that you’re going to be faced with some basic decisions regarding the water lines in your kitchen. Because the water lines for your kitchen are mostly behind walls and under the floor, they need to be set right the first time, and you’re going to be having a qualified plumbing contractor helping you out here. The plumbing contractor should be familiar with the building codes and safety issues associated with your kitchen water lines, so that alone should provide enough of a reason to hire a professional rather than try and do the job on your own.
The water lines in your kitchen must be a certain distance away from the electric and gas lines that are also typically running through the same floor and walls.
Different cities and states have different requirements on this. Crystal Lake Plumber services clients mostly in the Chicago and Northern Illinois area including Kane County, Lake County, McHenry County, Northern Cook County, Algonquin, Chicago, Crystal Lake, Huntley, Lake in the Hills, and McHenry. As a state licensed plumbing contractor we are required to know and follow all such building codes. We can answer questions on them as well as carry out any repairs, installation, or remodeling associated with them.
Some places will have a one inch connection for your water lines. Others will have a ¾ inch connection for the water lines. We don’t use cast iron or galvanized cast iron for water lines anymore, because they rust out and they are simply too hard to work with. Instead, most water lines are going to be copper and varying degrees of plastic and PVC.
Depending on the particular job, you should know what type of water line you’re going to be using.
In your kitchen, you need plumbing for water lines to the sink, dishwasher, and sometimes appliances such as the refrigerator. You have to make the decision sooner rather than later about what water lines to have in your kitchen. Will you have more than one sink? Are you going to have a dishwasher or water fed refrigerator? Even if you don’t have one of these in the beginning, is there a decent chance you’ll be getting one in the future. It’s a lot easier to have the water lines installed initially than to try and go back and install them after everything else is done. The water lines in your kitchen can be installed and capped off so there is easier access for later upgrades.