Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Is there a problem? I think so, I hope not

Looking at the slab today I looked at te plumbing and the various locations a little closer. What I found is that I think there is a pipe missing.

I took some pictures and then went home to compare them with the subfloor plan in the work order. Unfortunatey there are only 9 actual pipes in the slab but the plans show that there should be 10! In the kitchen area the plans show 2 internal pipes for where the island bench will be linking through to 2 pipes at the edge of the wall. In actual there are the 2 for the island and only one for the wall.

I have called the SS immediately and left a message. Now I am waiting to hear back and see if I am right and we have a problem or not. Fingers crossed if we do it will be a quick fix and not delay the start of framing next week too much.

I am kicking myself for not seeing this error prior to the slab going down!!! But then again if there is an error they should have spotted it, not me.


  1. We have a similar design kitchen with power and water going through the slab to the island bench. What our builder did was run the water pipes and the electrical wires through the same pipe in the floor. Maybe your builder is doing the same?

    There is no issue with doing it that way, the electrical cables are still protected and there is more than enough room for both cables and pipes.

    I hope you don't have any major issues though!

  2. Thanks so much for letting me know. It puts my mind at ease knowing there are others out there with the same set up!