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  1. Thank you so much for the quick reply. Should I...

    Thank you so much for the quick reply. Should I use the normal ProPex copper stubs for the solder connection?

    ETA: Or, just use a ProPex female sweat and cut a stub from some type L. That would be...
  2. Ox-Box, F1807, ProPex, and Sharkbite Crimper and Rings

    I am getting close to doing this re-plumbing job that has been on my list for a couple of years now.

    A few rolls of AquaPex and a bunch of fittings should be here today. I have the Milwaukee...
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    I will double check the height tomorrow. The...

    I will double check the height tomorrow. The angle of the picture may be making it look a bit short. Is smurf tube pretty easy to pull through if I decide to replace the pex with a longer piece after...
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    It is a residence. That is an 8" wide foundation...

    It is a residence. That is an 8" wide foundation and will have a 6" wall on it flush with the outside.

    The pex in picture is in smurf tube and that may help a little.

    That pex is for a lav and...
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    It would be difficult to insulate behind it in...

    It would be difficult to insulate behind it in the foundation without chipping out another 1/2". I guess that would be an option if I came up with a chipping hammer some where. Or, I could probably...
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    Supply Ran Through Foundation - Freeze Issue?

    The plumber completed the rough-in for the new bathroom yesterday. One thing I noticed - he used a chipping hammer to carve a notch out of the foundation so that the lav DWV and supply can be in the...
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    If it has to be 25' from the house, there is no...

    If it has to be 25' from the house, there is no place to move it and still have room for the field.

    Exit the back door, take two strides, and you are standing on the tank. Take six more strides...
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    Terry, I understand completely. Thank you so much...

    Terry, I understand completely. Thank you so much for the forum.


    For the morbidly curious, here is what we are doing with the tank and foundation situation. I am not asking for advice about it....
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    Hello, Terry. Yes, there will be approximately...

    Hello, Terry.

    Yes, there will be approximately 24" beween the solids-side access port and the concrete floor above it. Not a fun job, but I could do it pretty easy. If it needs pumped, we will...
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    Sure it does - unless you are saying that...

    Sure it does - unless you are saying that plumbing code is on a higher pedestal than any other law.




    How so?
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    What did I ask for advice on that was illegal? ...

    What did I ask for advice on that was illegal?

    Edited to add: "Our forum"? Are you a moderator or the site owner?
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    Hello wj, welcome to the party. :D I do...

    Hello wj, welcome to the party. :D




    I do not believe plausible is the correct word regarding the risk that was mentioned.

    Do you really believe that it is plausible that my family will be...
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    The only way to relocate the septic tank would be...

    The only way to relocate the septic tank would be to move it 100 yards and then it would be higher than the house and require a lift pump. Yep, it will cost too much.



    Have you read my posts in...
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    Thank you for your rational response. 1. I am...

    Thank you for your rational response.

    1. I am familiar with H2S (sewer gas). Yes, it is very toxic (and flammable). I would never consider a traditional wooden joist crawlspace floor over a septic...
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    TS, this caught my eye. Read my posts and read...

    TS, this caught my eye. Read my posts and read your posts. Then tell me who is getting "pissy".
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    Not at all hj. Again, every person makes up their...

    Not at all hj. Again, every person makes up their own mind about to what level they will comply with the law of the land. Hence my question to TS about speeding and taxes.

    I recently did some...
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    TS, the problem I asked about was what was a good...

    TS, the problem I asked about was what was a good height for the shower drain to run through the concrete wall. If I had said the wall was needed for some structural oddity (and not mentioned the...
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    TS, don't quit now! Did the speeding and taxes...

    TS, don't quit now! Did the speeding and taxes remark hit too close to home?

    Regarding laws, even at an extreme stretch you cannot possibly read "we should do away with all laws and rules" into...
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    TS, you have a problem with this thread?.

    TS, you have a problem with this thread?.
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    TS, I have to assume that you never, ever speed...

    TS, I have to assume that you never, ever speed and that you pay local use taxes on all of your out of state and online purchases.

    Lack of a policeman does not absolve you of obeying the speed...
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    Yeah? Hold my sweet tea and watch this. :p ...

    Yeah? Hold my sweet tea and watch this. :p



    There is no code enforcement here. Even if there was, the code enforcement officer would have to drive back into the hills until he heard banjos....
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    hj, he may very well have no issue with it at...

    hj, he may very well have no issue with it at all. He does a mix of commercial and residential plumbing and has been in business for around 20 years.

    I am just trying head off any delay causing...
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    hj, the septic tank will extend about halfway...

    hj, the septic tank will extend about halfway under the addition. One port of the tank will be easily accessible. The other port will be under the addition about 30" past the outside of the...
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    Yes he will. But he won't be out there for at...

    Yes he will. But he won't be out there for at least another three weeks and we need to pour the foundation next week. I would try to explain it to him over the phone, but he and I would both be...
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    Odd trap / drain depth question.

    As I noted in a different thread, a licensed plumber will be plumbing (at least DWV) a bathroom addition for me.

    In the drawing below, there is a soon to be poured concrete slab (in green) and...
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