Rough-in


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Rough-in

The early stage of construction in which the framing and rough carpentry is in place and electrical systems are roughed in, along with ductwork for the heating and air conditioning.
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It's hard to keep the rough-in of gas pipes, plumbing, electrical, and mechanical runs from becoming a free-for-all - with subs vying for stud and joist spaces.
The additional beams have been added, carrying the second floor, and the second-floor joists that have to be "sistered" have started the rough-ins at the building.
Potential installation problems are limited with lavatory systems because the units are mounted directly to the wall with up to 70-percent fewer plumbing connections and rough-ins. Pre-assembled lavatory systems install in about half the time of a row of individual sinks.
(The hurricane clips were embedded in the concrete on lay-out.) Framers also use steel studs to frame inside along the exterior concrete walls; that creates a cavity for rough-ins and insulation and an attachment for drywall.