Plumbing and Piping Plan Design Guide
Plumbing and piping plans clearly display where the fixtures, pipes, and valves are. Plumbing and piping plans are of great importance when you design a house or building plan. This plumbing and piping plan design guide makes it easy for you to design wonderful plumbing and piping plans.
Four Types of Plumbing and Piping Plans
Many people always think it too difficult to make plumbing and piping plans. But if you have learned four types of plumbing and piping systems listed below, it should be easy for you to quickly read and make any kind of plumbing and piping plans. A home's plumbing system is a complex network of water supply pipes, drainpipes, vent pipes, etc. Because plumbing is complicated and one of the costliest systems to repair or install in a home, it pays to understand how the system works.
Water Supply Plumbing and Piping System
Water plumbing and piping supply system delivers the water to showers, toilets, bathtubs, and appliances such as the water heater, washing machine, etc. The equipment for this delivery and distribution is essentially a system of water pipes, fittings, service valves, and faucets. These pipes and other fittings are commonly made of plastic, copper, or galvanized iron.
Drain-Waste-Vent Plumbing and Piping System
Drain-waste-vent (DWV) system is one of the most crucial plumbing and piping system. The job of the drain-waste part of the system is to carry wastewater and sewage from sinks, bathtubs, showers, toilets, and water-using appliances such as dishwashers and washing machines and deliver those wastes to the septic tank or public sewer. The pipes of the DWV system are usually out of sight, hidden in the walls, beneath the floors, and in the attic.
Kitchen Plumbing and Piping System
Most kitchens have a fairly simple plumbing setup that includes hot and cold water supply lines to the faucets; a waste line for the sink (s); and, for kitchens with a gas range, a gas supply pipe. Many kitchens also have hookups for a dishwasher, disposer, ice maker, and/or instant hot water, but these are generally tied in to the sink's plumbing.
Bathroom Plumbing and Piping System
The bathroom plumbing and piping system must handle water delivery to and waste removal from all of these fixtures in an organized, efficient, leak-free manner. Two plumbing systems are needed to handle a bathroom's plumbing needs: water supply and drain-waste-vent.
Steps to Make Plumbing and Piping Plans
Below are the steps to make plumbing and piping plans, which will surely be of great help when you use the plumbing and piping plans software.
Firstly, open Edraw Max and choose "File." Then point to "New" > "Floor Plans."
From "Templates", double click the "Plumbing and Piping Plan" to start the drawing page.
On the left of the canvas, in the library many standard plumbing and piping plan symbols are available to use, which shall greatly facilitate your drawing of plumbing and piping plans. You can simply drag and drop these shapes into the canvas, thus, a simple plumbing and piping plan can be done within a few clicks.