I was driving in on 80 and 55 the other day. Holy moly there's alot of
new really cheap housing just built out there. I said to the wife
"what's that subdivision gonna look like in 4o years, the construction
looks really cheap....?" Her answer was "what do you care, you'll be
dead by then". So maybe there is something to building housing that is
That is the rule of thumb in most Cook and DuPage county suburbs. I believe
county code requires EMT (conduit) and copper supply plumbing. Plastic pipe
is fine for drain, vent, & waste. When you get out to Will County and
beyond you can use romex and plastic boxes, which is the code for most of
the rest of the country, outside major cities. We gotta keep our union
laborers working here in the big city, however.
"One thing to get prepared for, they are only going to replace it with
same type of 100 year old technology, the clay pipe. Forget about
replacing it with plastic or steel, you can't according to law. It's a
union thing. "
This is bullshit. I'm sorry but I can't believe it.
Worst case they would require mission couplings to be used on
transitions as many older cities do. Although sometimes it's easier
and cheaper to fold in a couple tiles.
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