1

We have a break/breaks in our sewage main line, and need the plumbing schematics of house. If that is impossible then where can I find just the house blueprints?

  • 1
    They may not exist. Current building codes usually require filing with a local building department, but that did not exist before mid 20th century or later in many jurisdictions. – bib May 21 '18 at 0:44
  • 2
    Is your house identical to other houses in the neighborhood? Or a mirror image of other houses in the neighborhood? – Jasper May 21 '18 at 1:05
  • 4
    Plumbing schematics are often unavailable, but a good plumber can usually figure it out. From what is visible, they can figure out the likely way it was installed. They can also run a camera down the line to see and locate any breaks. – fixer1234 May 21 '18 at 1:24
  • As has been said; there are likely no drawings that you are thinking of. I drew the plumbing for my own house 20 years ago : basically it was just the location of sinks , tubs, etc, and the plumbers decided where to put the pipe. – blacksmith37 May 21 '18 at 14:26
2

Plumbing schematics are often unavailable, but a good plumber can usually figure it out.

...

Current building codes usually require filing with a local building department, but that did not exist before mid 20th century or later in many jurisdictions.

  • A good plumber with a camera on the end of his line snake can follow and mark the location of all the sewer line piping that he can access. He can show the exact location and the depth of the line. – d.george May 21 '18 at 10:21

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.