Plumbing Channels

Slab Plumbing Channels

Back when we poured the super insulated slab we setup forms that gave the impression we were pouring walls. But it was just the opposite. Those forms were negatives leaving channels in the slab of concrete.

Pipes in Channels

In some places the waste water plumbing will pass under walls and through lines of stress in the slab, thus the little removable pink foam structures, anti-forms, that allowed the concrete to be poured with reinforcing rebar and welded wire mesh over the channels. Later we will put in the plumbing and pour the final floors which will fill the channels with concrete finishing the slab.

The reason for the channels is that our plumbing mains will be inside the slab but I’m not ready to lay the final pipes yet although I’ve put a few into the channel to check things. We’re saving plumbing and electric for later. Right now we must focus on getting the building closed in before the weather turns to winter for real.

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