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Purpose of the Plumbing Plan

The purpose of the plan is to give a visual

representation for contractors and plumbers

to lay out all components indicated in the plan

prior to construction of the home. It will also

give specifics on the style and type of fixtures

used in the construction.



Location of Components/Fixtures

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Copyright The Garlinghouse Company


Copyright The Garlinghouse Company


Major Components and Fixtures

Waste lines

Vent stacks

Water supply lines

Building main

Proper shutoff valves



Water softeners

Storage tanks




Location and Size of Components

Location is based on the floor plan.

Size is based on the codes of the governing agency.


Standard Plumbing Symbols

Cold Water Line

Hot Water Line Floor DrainWaste Water LineGate valve


Standard Plumbing Symbols

90 degree elbow

45 degree elbowMeterHose bibTeeFloor drain


Plumbing Fixture Schedule

Used in planning the plumbing system,

ordering the plumbing fixtures, and installing

the system.

Information includes:

Identifying symbols

Name/type of plumbing fixtures

Number required

Pipe connection sizes

Space for remarks


Plumbing Plan Terms

Service line

Cold water line

Hot water line

Floor drain

Water meter

Waste water line

Gray water


Style and Shape of House

Consider the geographical location of the property the house will be located on.

Consider your personal likes.

Consider best cost and practical usage of the components.


Steps for Sketching the Plan

1. Sketch the floor plan – exterior/interior walls,

doors, windows.

2. Sketch the symbols for plumbing fixtures to be

connected to plumbing system.

3. Sketch house drain, soil stacks, vents, and clean-



Steps for Sketching the Plan

4. Connect plumbing fixtures and floor drains to the

house drain. Show fittings and secondary vents.

5. Sketch building main for water supply system.

Connect water supply piping to water heater, water

softener, and hose bibs.

6. Sketch cold and hot water mains, include shutoff



Steps for Sketching the Plan

7. Sketch cold water and hot water branch lines,

include shutoff valves.

8. Show pipe sizes.

9. Include Plumbing Fixture Schedule and include

symbol legend.

10. Add the scale and title block. Check drawing for



CADD Draw The Plumbing Plan

Follow steps 1-10 on the previous slides.

The procedure for drawing a plumbing plan using standard CADD software is basically the same as for “sketching” with pencil.


Justify Your Plan

Why are your plumbing components located where they are?

Why do these locations work best in your house?

How will your property accommodate the best and most efficient use of plumbing components?

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