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Daniel Ruilova
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Looking to build my own cob/bale house. As for the water system, I want to install a perfectly modern system. Being uneducated with plumbing, is hiring a plumber for this the right move? Probably need someone to both look over the plans AND help with the install. Probably looking at an hourly rate then? Anybody want to take a guess at what this would cost? Much appreciated.

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Daniel : Plan on having your bathroom share a common wall with your kitchen -with your water heater handy to both - this is the best way to minimize

the amount of materials and save energy! Beyond that you will have to provide any builder / plumber with a layout that works for you.

Several years ago now a Fellow Member built an entire house without leaving a way to bring in the good water and drain the bad water ! This should

be done at the same time as your foundation prep ! For the good of the Crafts Big AL
 
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Hi Daniel,

Just saw this in my evening "scan."

Sounds like a great project...

I second everything Allen just shard.

Looking to build my own cob/bale house. As for the water system, I want to install a perfectly modern system.


No problem with that at all...

Being uneducated with plumbing, is hiring a plumber for this the right move?


Yes...and/or a design build company that facilitates natural building which should include these services in their contract with you.

Probably need someone to both look over the plans AND help with the install.


If you acting as your own "GC and designer," and don't feel comfortable with plumbing specifications (and probably electrical, mechanical, and general architectural layout??) then a consultation with a firm/company that does such architecture is warranted.)

Probably looking at an hourly rate then? Anybody want to take a guess at what this would cost? Much appreciated.


Only time a "hourly fee" is warranted is when dealing with nebulous open ended "what if's" and "some" consulting aspects that are ongoing or also open ended. Professionals generally can give you as set price for their services once a completed design is in hand.

Regards,

j
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