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  1. Hole size retrictions for blocking between floor joists?

    I see that building code requires solid blocking between floor joists to prevent lateral retraint, but the darn thing is in the way. Okay if I blow a hole in it for my drain pipe? I figure the...
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    Thanks for the advice and I will get to work on...

    Thanks for the advice and I will get to work on trimming those bolts!
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    Replacing Shower Valve Seat

    I was removing a shower valve to replace the washer, but when I removed it I was surprised to see that the valve seat came along for the ride. The valve seat has a nick in it that apparently dug...
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    I'm just a DIY'r but ran into a similar problem. ...

    I'm just a DIY'r but ran into a similar problem. Would this solution work for you? It's a longer route to the main drain and you need enough vertical room for the added slope, but at least there is...
  5. Thanks for posting. What a great reference. Wish...

    Thanks for posting. What a great reference. Wish I had this 4 months ago!
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    Thanks HJ, I'm going to try to this trap seal...

    Thanks HJ,
    I'm going to try to this trap seal primer widget to see if I can get it to work. According to the supplier it should be "easy to install"!...
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    Thank Terry, I didn't think about the suds and...

    Thank Terry,
    I didn't think about the suds and totally makes sense. I think these are the fittings you are talking about.
    Another idea I had is to use the shower drain that is about 4 feet away...
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    Prime floor drain trap from standpipe?

    I'm adding a laundry room upstairs, and thought it would be a good idea to add a floor drain. I bought a trap seal primer, but I understand they can be a pain to get working and maintain. I'm...
  9. Oh, I got it now. I think I need to go back to...

    Oh, I got it now. I think I need to go back to the drawing board to figure out how to get this to work in the space I have.
    Thanks!
  10. Thanks Krow. I wonder if that is the right way to...

    Thanks Krow. I wonder if that is the right way to go under UPC? I know that is says that vents my connect above the centerline of the drain, but I'm not sure that applies to wet vents or not. In...
  11. Thanks for the advice. I will try to simplify,...

    Thanks for the advice. I will try to simplify, but this seems to be about as direct as I can get. The vertical drain is around the corner, and other side of the wall from the sink is a stairwell...
  12. Wet venting shower through the lavatory - look okay?

    I think I figured out how wet venting works, but thought I should check with the pros first. Does the wet vented portion look proper? (The sink trap will be higher and the shower drain will be a...
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    If the water closet distance is unlimited, can I...

    If the water closet distance is unlimited, can I do something like this. (This is a picture that show more or less how the whole system is designed.)...
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    One last try

    Here is a variation on that design that would fit in the space I have. It is somewhat like the design I found on DIY site I showed above, but with a twist (literally!) I wonder if its too much of a...
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    Another idea

    How about this? Would this work and pass inspection? (The sanitary tee is rotated 45 degrees around the horizontal.)...
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    Gotcha. It makes sense to me now. Probably...

    Gotcha. It makes sense to me now. Probably should have realized that before. Thanks!
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    Darn, I was afraid of that. Thanks for saving me...

    Darn, I was afraid of that. Thanks for saving me from a big mistake. I got the idea of venting it this way from the a DIY webpage:
    http://images.meredith.com/diy/images/2009/02/l_SCP_177_20.jpg...
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    Is this water closet drain vented properly?

    Here are a couple pictures of the plumbing for my water closet. (One is dry fit and the other shows it installed). Does this look like it's vented this properly? (The vent pipe will extend 4-5'...
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    HERS Test required when replacing furnace?

    I just paid $5K to replace my broke down furnace with a new high efficiency model. Now the contractor is saying that in order for the inspector to pass the inspection, I need to pay $250 for a HERS...
  20. Thanks, I think I will try to stay away from the...

    Thanks, I think I will try to stay away from the goofy stuff! A washing machine drains above the W/C, and a shower drains above that with a vent coming out the top of the stack.

    I figured a...
  21. Here is that another way I was going to route the...

    Here is that another way I was going to route the pipes, but this one involves putting a hole through the floor joists which I was trying to avoid by coming underneath then through an existing...
  22. Okay to use a WYE tilted 45 degrees from horizontal?

    Would the WYE installed at 45 degree be to code? (See picture below)
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    Thanks JAR for the tips. I think I got the vent...

    Thanks JAR for the tips. I think I got the vent pipe angles right, tilting them towards the drains at 1/4" per foot. I was surprised that 3" was suggested for the washer drain. I'll call the...
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    This is just Powerpoint. I pasted the fittings...

    This is just Powerpoint. I pasted the fittings from images on the web, and the pipes are just boxes with a gradient filling so they look like pipes. I did a pretty picture because it helps me...
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    Is this better?

    If only I was as good a plumber as I am an artist! Thank you for the lesson on Sanitary Tee orientation. Is this better?
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