This post is one in a series on remodeling small bathrooms. To access the lead post, please select the link in the prior sentence.
This post is also part of a short sub-series about the phrases of remodeling projects.
The focus of this post is the phase where the rough plumbing and electrical work is completed.
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This is specifically called out as a distinct phrase because building code inspections are generally (almost always) required after the rough plumbing and electrical work is done.
By definition, the rough in (as it’s called) is done without the wall coverings (sheet rock or cement board) being up as the work must be visible to the inspector.
For plumbing, the inspector must be able to see the pipes and their various connections and must be see the system under pressure. Shower pans and drain systems must be leak tested per the rules of where your house is.
For electrical work all wiring is run between junction boxes and all wiring and junction boxes are visible to the inspector, who can verify the correct gauge of Romex was used, and connections within junction boxes are properly done.
This is an important enough phrase for it to be a place where you write into the contract that when these inspections pass a progress payment will be made.
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