plumber vs electrician: who does the work first?

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  1. Apr 16, 2014 #1

    Jennifer14

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    Hi,
    Just trying to get a basic understanding of the process of building a master bedroom with bath addition. When it's time for the plumbing and electrical to go in, do the plumber and electrician go in at the same time or does one usually do the work first before the other one starts? If one starts first, does it matter who?
    Thanks.
     
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    Plumbing is always done first. Sometimes they get a little distructive to get big items in and framing has to be fixed before the wiring goes in.
     
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    It goes something like this.
    feasibility study , city
    draw up plans.
    get permits.
    Identify problems, gas water sewer, overhead or under ground power lines.
    Dig hole to solid undisturbed soil, usually match existing five feet clearence on all sides.
    size the footing to match soil condition usually matches existing, may require city or geotech inspection
    Locate pins for the building. may require survey co.
    Prep the footing a wall forms complete with rebar, may require city geo tech and survey inspections
    Install concrete, hold down bolts anything required for earthquakes
    remove forms, water proof foundation, install perimeter drain, city inspection before backfilling
    frame the building.
    plumber locates vents for roofer, hvac locates vent for fans for roofer
    Have roofing installed
    install windows and exterior doors, sheeting city inspection before house wrap goes up
    Siding can go up while others work inside.
    Rough plumbing. inspected
    hvac
    electrical inspected
    framing inspection
    insulation inspected
    drywall
    interior wood work
    paint
    floors and tile work
    finish plumbing
    finish electrical
    finish hvac
    inspection final
    Things may be a little different as per location, hope this helps.
     
  5. Apr 21, 2014 #5

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    Thank you!!! (And apologies for the slow reply!)

    I knew there needed to be several inspections but hadn't appreciated just how many. The information I've come across has shown the windows and doors going in *before* the roof goes up, which didn't make much sense to me since you're risking damaging the windows.
     
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    We're often out second or third floor over the side of mountain putting up skirt roofs and build scaffolding out the window holes and never install windows before the roofer is done and if they ever fall with there safey ropes, the last thing you want is a roof swinging into the window.
    In my list I forgot the gutter guy usually after the siding guy.
     
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