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  1. Thank You Peter, that's the kind of info I am...

    Thank You Peter, that's the kind of info I am looking for. The reason is as it started to sound confusing, I wanted to check with the town to be sure. I initially though it would be a simple answer....
  2. sorry, I might not of explained before, Only "S...

    sorry, I might not of explained before, Only "S traps of uniform internal Dimensions" are prohibited iunder NJ code Technically I could run a two inch trap above the floor but make the vertical...
  3. The advantage is it allows the vent to go up...

    The advantage is it allows the vent to go up through an adjacent wall through the second floor and out. The wall ithe trap would be in would require a very small boxed soffit as it cannot go through...
  4. "Just because some plumbers may get away with...

    "Just because some plumbers may get away with putting them under the floor doesn't make it right."
    This is exactly what I'm trying to grasp? why say it's not right when apparantly the code allows...
  5. Gary, I wrote that to the previous poster, but...

    Gary, I wrote that to the previous poster, but your concern is appreciated too. That's what I'm trying to understand... If the only reason for the on the same floor requirement is to prevent...
  6. I hear you on that concern but he offered he's...

    I hear you on that concern but he offered he's never seen or heard of one freezzing when it's up in the joist insulation and even the ones in the older homes below the joists and before they...
  7. Jim, I hear you, and as I thought about it and...

    Jim, I hear you, and as I thought about it and the machine allows up to 36 why not get it as close to normal as possible. Yes the machine is a front loader and a water saver, very low water usage. As...
  8. I don’t know why you are referencing the other...

    I don’t know why you are referencing the other codes. As I said I am under the National Standard Plumbing Code (http://phcc.files.cms-plus.com/Depts/Technical/2006NSPCNonIllustratedWeb.pdf) I did...
  9. Washing machine P-trap question, under floor?

    Washing machine p trap question.
    I see many comments about the washer p trap being requred on the same floor as the machine. We are in NJ and covered under the 2oo6 National Standard plumbing code....
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    Just an observation... there are always many ways...

    Just an observation... there are always many ways to skin a cat and often they have both benefits and negatives. Often it is simply deciding what your willing to live with (and different people have...
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    Long run for hot water

    Since moving into house, the Hot water to kitchen sink has always needed to run about 15 seconds to purge cooled water from line. House originally built in late 70s. Doing some planning for a bath...
  12. consumer report

    I'm a consumer and this is my report. Doing a remodel last year and based on this forum used a ToTo Ultramax. It;s a little embarrassing when a family gets giddy over their toilet... I've replaced...
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    My town isn't very strict. I asked about codes,...

    My town isn't very strict. I asked about codes, especially any special codes and they said they had none, just the states. On one project that I got a plumbing and electrical inspection on they...
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    S trap question

    I am always coming across a lot of posts on S traps. I was reading the NJ code (national standard plumbing code) on something else and came across this under Prohibited traps......S traps of uniform...
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    Matt, Thanks for the imfo, I started reading and...

    Matt, Thanks for the imfo, I started reading and trying to interpret the NJ code which is the national standard plumbing code. Apparantly this was legit back then and some variations still are, but...
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    perhaps a diagram will help. I'd really...

    perhaps a diagram will help. I'd really appreciate any comments. I am confused and a bit worried as I try to decifer all the posts about venting.
    The only uncertainty is the lower floor sink but I...
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    I saw on another post -------- "Venting must be...

    I saw on another post -------- "Venting must be on the same floor,
    You can't drop waste down the vent of a lower floor fixture."

    In essence. that is what I believe my situation creates. What am I...
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    Possibly I am not explaining clearly or...

    Possibly I am not explaining clearly or miswording. In your picture the pipe labled vent stack serves as the combination drain and vent stack. The 2nd floor sink drians and vents directly to it, the...
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    Bath Remodel / drain and vent design

    I have a 1975 built house where I want to remodel the lower floor bathrooms. At this point, all drain and vents are original to the home. The main stack rises out of the ground and then is a straight...
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    also... I cannot raise the whole horizontal run,...

    also... I cannot raise the whole horizontal run, otherwise I would have.....
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    I thought about that, but given that the wall...

    I thought about that, but given that the wall drain line is horizontal to a wet stack, I would think that raising it (in essence a 90 deg vertical el off the horizontal line) is essentially the same...
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    Simple P trap question

    I just installed a vessel sink. With that, I now have a significant space in the vanity cabinet below, that I would like to both use efficiently and have look a little cleaner, if possible. From what...
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    Great Idea from this board.... local recycling...

    Great Idea from this board.... local recycling place sold me 3 feet of copper dwv pipe, two brand new copper els and a coupling, all for less than 20$. Would never of thought of that myself, thanks
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    so, running into the normal remodel issues. As...

    so, running into the normal remodel issues. As others have mentioned, tough to find short length of 3" copper, Supply house has 5' lengths min. Will try recycle place tomorrow. Can get on **** but...
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    by the way, there sure is a lot of solder in one...

    by the way, there sure is a lot of solder in one of those 3 inch joints. With no access from below, I don't see how one would not start a fire if I hadn't pulled floor, at least around it, to take...
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