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    Go to the library or a HI store like Lowe's or...

    Go to the library or a HI store like Lowe's or Home Depot. They have plumbing books like the Black & Decker guides. These and others show a basement bath that has been plumbed from rough-in to...
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    Gary gave some great advice on consulting a pro....

    Gary gave some great advice on consulting a pro. A basment bathroom
    especially with drains under the slab, is often outside the realm of a DIY project. Too many variables. You should also get...
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    That sounds about par. If you realy don't want...

    That sounds about par.

    If you realy don't want to DIY something, this would be a good one to have the pros handle.

    Your back will love you for it!:D

    Good luck.
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    I don't think your plumber did you any favors...

    I don't think your plumber did you any favors with the refer water install (as you describe) and now you have the consequences to show for it!

    That said, if you choose to invest in the PEX tools...
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    Keep in mind no matter how it's done - in a...

    Keep in mind no matter how it's done - in a basement with no walk-out, it's gonna be a real workout. In many ways. The cart, jackhammer and bits alone weigh close to a hundred pounds. Lugging that...
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    Unless you plan to do alot of work with PEX in...

    Unless you plan to do alot of work with PEX in the future, you might be best having a pro take care of it. The crimping tool alone can cost a hundred bucks or so.

    There's also a learning curve...
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    12" is plenty of width for your project. If...

    12" is plenty of width for your project.

    If you do DIY, make sure any HVAC is shut OFF. The dust will kill the blower motor in short order. Better yet, isolate the furnace from the area to be cut...
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    You're very welcome Jill! Glad to be of...

    You're very welcome Jill!

    Glad to be of assistance.
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    [QUOTE=RioHyde]AAVs are allowed by code here in...

    [QUOTE=RioHyde]AAVs are allowed by code here in Ohio as long as there is a vent on the system. I try not to install them however because actually venting the fixture works better. In some cases...
  10. Thread: DWV dilemma

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    It looks like your drains run horizonatally...

    It looks like your drains run horizonatally correct?

    You can not use a sanitary tee as a drain fitting in a horizonatal run of pipe. You must use a Wye instead. Setting a tee on its back is not...
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    Are we to understand that your main drain exits...

    Are we to understand that your main drain exits through the wall?

    If that is the case, you will need an ejector pump for your fixtures.

    Both sink and toilet need to be vented. The distance from...
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    Unless you have a few feet to excavate, it will...

    Unless you have a few feet to excavate, it will be a HARD job, physically speaking. And if that is the case, a jackhammer is the best way to do it yourself. Or you could hire a concrete-cutting...
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    Yes, by all means get an expert opinion. If...

    Yes, by all means get an expert opinion.

    If you goof up, you'll have to tear open the floor again. Worse yet, the system will not work properly and that'll be a nightmare in and of itself.

    You...
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