Now, an outdoor kitchen is a must for anyone who likes to prepare delicious food. Being outside will make you more relaxed than being stuck in the house. Installation of plumbing elements that will be the skeleton of the kitchen is best left to professionals. On the other hand, you can do all the other work without any help, as long as you are willing to break a sweat and you have some essential plumbing experience.
A step-by-step guide to outdoor plumbing assembly
The first step is to assemble water and electricity systems. In other words, you should pay someone to install power lines and pipes that will power up your kitchen. The second step is to connect this to the kitchen aka house. All of this should be left to professionals, but you can do some of this alone. However, don’t try to do any of this if you know close to nothing about plumbing.
The next step is to dig a dry well. It should be at least ten feet away from the main construction. The hole should be large enough to accept one medium trash bin. The next step is to dig a trench that will connect the outdoor sink and the well. The sloping of the channel should be away from the house toward the well.This next step involves filling the trash can (or anything else that is watertight) with coarse gravel and connecting the sink and the well with pipes. The point of this step is to create a well that will prevent garbage from ruining the soil. Gravel will purify the water and keep everything else in the trash can.
Best materials for outdoor plumbing projects
The standard material in plumbing is PVC, and you should use it if you know nothing about other materials and how they work. If you have some basic plumbing knowledge, then you can opt for perforated pipes that will go under the ground. These pipes allow water to enter the soil while it moves toward the well.
When it comes to supply pipes, PEX and CPVC are the way to go. Type L copper pipes are also good. Avoid using Type M copper pipes as they aren’t as strong as Type L.You can also try to install the gas pipe system without help, but this is risky. Get a professional to do it or to check whether you did good work or not. When it comes to materials for gas pipes, everything from aluminum composite and copper to green-coated and galvanized steels will do the trick. If you don’t know what each of them is good for then, don’t do this alone as you might do more damage than good.