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    Thanks (and an aside)

    I saw an episode of "Ask this old house" where the plumber used what looked like string in the threads and pipe dope to connect an old radiator which had a sloppy fit
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    It does "bottom out" on the threads

    I just don't trust that even bottomed out and tight that water wouldn't leak past if the threads were so loose
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    Loose threaded joint

    I am installing a hand shower wall fitting onto a brass nipple. The fit between the threads seems sorta loose and I'm concerned that just using pipe dope or teflon tape wont seal between the threads....
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    How to sound insulate ABS drains

    Hi all,
    What is the best sound deadening material to use around ABS drain pipes inside an enclosed wall to reduce noise ?

    I was thinking of using expanding foam around the drains but am not sure...
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    DWV testing and a thank you

    Firstly,
    Thanks in a great part to you all, I got an A+ on my pre-glue inspection this afternoon. Now for the next hurdle - the water test.

    My question today is; I have 3 floor drains, 2 closet...
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    Plumbing Inspector

    I don't know if it's general experience, but I met my inspector and he seemed adversarial, very impatient and unwilling to advise me in the least. Didn't get a good reaction at all. That's a big...
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    Trapguard

    If you are going for a permit, better check with the inspector if he'll let you use one in lieu of a water drip primer. I'm putting in a laundry room on a second floor and will have a floor drain. My...
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    Double fixture fitting for toilets

    Is there a minimum length requirement (UPC) between a double fixture fitting and closet flanges used for back to back toilets. Another thread alluded to this. I need to use a 10" rough-in toilet on...
  9. Thread: Main sewer vent

    by Hazel
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    Thanks Prashter

    I'll have a the cleanout and I'm pretty sure the big vent is not required. But I'm at the point where I'm cutting into the house to make things fit so just wanted to be sure! Thanks
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    Double fixture fitting inlet length

    Is there a minimum length requirement (UPC) between a double fixture fitting and closet flanges used for back to back toilets. Another thread alluded to this. I wish to use a 10" rough-in toilet on...
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    Double fixture fitting

    Not a pro, but I am installing back to back toilets. Our code requires a "double fixture fitting" and doesn't allow a double sanitary tee for this application. The difference is the two drains meet...
  12. Thread: Main sewer vent

    by Hazel
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    Main sewer vent

    Is there a requirement (UPC) that the the 4" main sewer line in our house needs a main vent to the roof?

    I've seen in some plumbing diagrams what looks to be a large diameter (in this case...
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    Shower drain placement

    Hi,
    Is it alright to locate a tiled shower pan drain way off-center? I have a 36"x60" space for a shower, and in order to not cut into the joists below, the drain can only be about 10 inches from...
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    Proset trap guard

    Hi again,
    Are these things allowed under the UPC to replace trap primers?

    http://www.trapguard.com/

    Hazel
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    Washer drain pan required?

    Hi,
    I wish to install a laundry room on the 2nd floor of our Seattle home. Is a drain pan(and drain with p-trap) required?
    Thanks,

    Hazel
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    Utility room drain design

    Hi all,
    I need to build a drain for a 2nd floor 3'x6' utility closet. The closet contains a condensing hot water heater and hydronic radiant distribution plumbing.

    I'd like to make the whole...
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    PV water heaters

    I am in the same boat and FWIW my research came up with Bradford White as a preferred unit. The 50 Gal is around $1000 and has a pretty good efficiency factor of .62 which qualified for a $50 rebate...
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    Sewage ejector fixture units

    Hi all,
    I'm adding to our DWV system, so am calculating overall sizing. I'm a little confused about drain and venting requirements for an existing sewage ejector pump which serves a 3/4 bath in our...
  19. Thread: Cleanouts

    by Hazel
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    Is it allowed per code?

    The horizontal run in question is 2", so a 1.5" lav inlet satisfies the cleanout size requirement. Does it qualify as a cleanout per code though? Thanks.

    Hazel
  20. Thread: Cleanouts

    by Hazel
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    Cleanouts

    Does a lavatory sanitary Tee / p-trap flange that drains into a combo Wye in the middle of a horizontal drain run with more than 135 deg turns count as a cleanout? Thanks!

    Hazel
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    Trap primer

    For infrequently used drains, like floor drains, a trap primer is used to keep the trap from drying up and letting sewer gasses through. The one I plan to use is installed in-line on a frequently...
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    Thanks Terry - question

    The extra 3" vent. Can it be 2" then?

    Hazel
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    Thanks for the input

    I do plan on "back-venting" the vents. I'll add another cleanout downstream but was concerned there were too many bends on the washer and HWH runs not to have a cleanout. Thanks!
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    Drainage for two new baths

    Hi,
    I'm hoping to get some critique on the attached DWV mock-up I came up with for our new 2nd floor addition before I start tearing into walls.
    The fixtures will include two back-to back...
  25. Thanks for the link

    I don't know if the time and money will be worth learning vs. having someone do the job, but I guess now I can find out. Thanks again

    H
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