DIY plumbing?

Old 01-30-17, 06:48 AM
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DIY plumbing?

I am building a small 440sq foot home on a slab foundation. My county(Spartanburg county, SC) has as form that you have to sign to get a building permit as a homeowner builder. On this form it says that you must not do any plumbing without a licensed plumber. The electrical contractor is going to allow me to do most of the work. They fill out permit and check over my work before the county inspection. He gave me the number of the plumber and I was hoping that the plumber said no so I have to start to look for another plumber.

What are my options here? I really don't want to for someone else to come in and do work that I can do myself.

Edit forgot to Added
Water will be from a city supply and waste will be a septic tank installed by a contractor.
Old 01-30-17, 07:04 AM
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Sounds like any plumbing that is in/under the slab will need to be inspected before the slab is poured. It also sounds like a licensed plumber would need to get the plumbing permit.
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Many contractors won't let you do the work on their permit since they are liable to both the building department as well as potentially insurance if something happens.

You may want to contact the building department as some areas allow homeowners to do certain types of work. It sounds pretty clear on the forms, but it doesn't hurt to ask.

Unfortunately there's not much to do other than work within their framework and see if you can find a plumber who will work with you. There's not a whole lot of incentive for a plumber to do that though.

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