Plumbing in manufactured homes is a bit different than site-built homes. Manufactured homes only have to meet the national HUD code, no local codes at all, which is why plumbers don’t like working on manufactured homes. The national code is less stringent, which makes for frustrating troubleshooting.
Manufactured homes use the same basics and logistics as site-built homes in their plumbing system designs, but there are a few apparent differences between the two.
The location of the plumbing pipes is different in manufactured homes simply because the homes are built differently. Supply lines are how water travels through the house to reach each fixture. In site-built homes, they are run inside the walls. In manufactured homes, they are almost always buried under the floor.
Another big difference is the lack of cleanouts and cut-off valves in the home though newer manufactured homes have those now. There will be a cleanout where the home’s waste drain line meets the sewer or septic trunk outside.
Some people believe manufactured homes have a substandard piping material, and that is just not true. What is right about pipes is that many venting and drainage pipes are smaller than what’s used on a site-built home. A smaller canal can cause some severe issues in both venting and drainage.
Kitsap Mobile Home Outfitters in Bremerton Washington carries the biggest selection of mobile home plumbing parts and manufactured home plumbing supplies in Kitsap County. Call us today to find out what we have in stock and ready for pickup.
Kitsap Mobile Home Outfitters in Bremerton Washington carries the widest selection of plumbing parts for mobile homes and manufactured homes in Kitsap County. Call us today to see what we have in stock and ready for pickup.
Kitsap Mobile Home Outfitters
3667 Chico Way Northwest, Chico, Washington 98312, United States