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    Uncharted territory - clay to PVC

    Thought I had seen it all... till I bought this 100 year old house to renovate. Somewhere in the past - the owners stuck 3inch PVC into the 6 inch clay lateral line - covered it up with dirt - and...
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    This old house was a "project" for someone before...

    This old house was a "project" for someone before I bought it... and already had the double transition . As the cleanout at the basement floor level was in pretty bad shape - I went ahead and...
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    Sounds like your landlord needs to fix his...

    Sounds like your landlord needs to fix his plumbing.... It shouldn't be your problem.....
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    Cast to PVC to Cast to PVC

    Back again.... 100 year old house - adding a new bathroom in the old attic... the DWV layout is good....

    Question is: I had to remove the old cast iron soil stack from the basement (busted...
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    Well, a few hours later -...

    Well, a few hours later - cutting/splicing/pounding/sweating/bleeding - and the new DWV is in - and even a layman like myself can tell it's proper.... Thanks Terry
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    ouch... I figured as much... Back to work... ...

    ouch... I figured as much... Back to work... thanks for the advice....
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    That is totally do-able. If I read you correctly...

    That is totally do-able. If I read you correctly - I can add a 2" vent line above the existing toilet (is 2" big enough? - I'm running out of room) - and tie it back into the main stack just below...
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    New attic drain into existing

    I have a 4" stack with a bathroom on the first floor draining into it. I want to add a bathroom in what used to be the attic - directly above the existing first floor bathroom.

    Can I tie in a...
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    Oops.. I better get busy early tomorrow... final...

    Oops.. I better get busy early tomorrow... final inspection is scheduled... and I used the fitting that came with the "disposer"..... Easily corrected..... (let's see - cut the other tailpiece...
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    Hahaha.... Love the reference.... Just...

    Hahaha.... Love the reference.... Just finishing up my current rehab project - and the electrician asked me - after the drywall went up - why there were no switches in one of the bedrooms...... ...
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    Your assessment of the plumber is correct.... ...

    Your assessment of the plumber is correct.... he does my rough ins... and I finish up for the finals.... Thanks guys - I'm going to leave the smaller trap - and see what the inspector says...... ...
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    Okay... re-read the entire thread... and you...

    Okay... re-read the entire thread... and you piqued my curiosity.... a typical disposal comes with a 90degree discharge elbow (discharges horizontally - then drops to vertical)... From this I...
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    FWIW... I've done the same thing from the street...

    FWIW... I've done the same thing from the street in about 14 houses.... To date - no problems with the main -... most have gone counterclockwise to off - though I've run into a couple of...
  14. You're looking at a "several hundred thousand...

    You're looking at a "several hundred thousand dollar" investment... Pay a plumber $100 to come out and check it out.... Cheap insurance...
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    Thanks guys... My knowledge - as a "regular...

    Thanks guys... My knowledge - as a "regular person/contractor" allows the 1 1/4 trap..... which I did - for ease of installation as well as aesthetic purposes..... I just wonder - I think my...
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    he's the "licensed plumber" required by the...

    he's the "licensed plumber" required by the county.... He did all the rough in's... and I did the finish work.... When he came in prior to the final inspection- he said the "T" was incorrect.. and...
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    I agree with you 100% on both points. I put in...

    I agree with you 100% on both points. I put in the 1 1/4 trap with a reducer on the 1 1/2 out of the wall. IThis is the second "violation" pointed out by my plumber today.... I can't figure him...
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    lavatory drain question

    New pedestal sink... has 1 1/4 tailpiece. Out of wall is 1 1/2 PVC to drain. What size should the P-trap be to meet code requirements.
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    That is correct.... though my plumber is still...

    That is correct.... though my plumber is still arguing with me... I dunno why
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    That's kind of my point... I would have used the...

    That's kind of my point... I would have used the same "T" between the two drains. Every double sink/disposal I've ever owned (14 to date) has been connected like this...
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    Disposal/sink connection

    Just finished hooking up a new double sink with disposal on one side... I used the traditional (I call it traditional) "T" fitting between the two drain outlets that drops down to the P-trap. My...
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