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    DIY Senior Member dlarrivee's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by geniescience View Post
    Must know the total distance of the NEW 2" pipe, and its fall (drop, slope).

    Even if you do everything as said above, you can still cause a big problem. Best is to hire a Master Plumber. Next best is to leave it as is. Worst is to build something new, based upon a little bit of internet learning. If you want to go ahead and move the pipes around, you still need to answer the question in my first sentence, and a few other questions. Posting a very accurate drawing is best. Next best is posting a drawing showing distances.
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    The Original Posting Person gets the service here. Helpful to newbies. The goal in this thread is to speak to he Original Posting Person, who has the problem.

    If you think you want to move the pipes around, changing the place where the Wye connects two drain branches or arms, you Must know the total distance of the proposed NEW pipes, and their fall (drop, slope). This is a helpful reminder. I mentioned the 2" pipe in my previous pipe because this is the one that is proposed to be longer than before.

    Some of the pieces of advice you received in earlier posts Do Not take this into account. To avoid causing a big problem, post an accurate drawing, or post again about distances.

    If another reader wants to know more, stay tuned and come back when this thread grows longer, or go read other threads about total developed length of DWV pipes.

    Hope this helps. This post reiterates my previous post. Hope you enjoyed the reminder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by geniescience View Post
    The Original Posting Person gets the service here. Helpful to newbies. The goal in this thread is to speak to he Original Posting Person, who has the problem.

    If you think you want to move the pipes around, changing the place where the Wye connects two drain branches or arms, you Must know the total distance of the proposed NEW pipes, and their fall (drop, slope). This is a helpful reminder. I mentioned the 2" pipe in my previous pipe because this is the one that is proposed to be longer than before.

    Some of the pieces of advice you received in earlier posts Do Not take this into account. To avoid causing a big problem, post an accurate drawing, or post again about distances.

    If another reader wants to know more, stay tuned and come back when this thread grows longer, or go read other threads about total developed length of DWV pipes.

    Hope this helps. This post reiterates my previous post. Hope you enjoyed the reminder.
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    He is right in that the wet vent will not work if it is too long or not pitched properly.

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    dlarrivee said to the original poster that if he moved his Wye downstream, to be sure the pipe would be 2" diameter and not 3", upstream of the new Wye.

    The thing is, one guy saying to another over the internet, just do this and that should work, isn't always going to be good advice, unless it gets checked and double-checked. Why not just let the "correcting party" have an easy time of it.

    Now, listen folks; when someone cuts in to say uh-oh, that's a good time to go silent and wait.

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    Quote Originally Posted by geniescience View Post
    dlarrivee said to the original poster that if he moved his Wye downstream, to be sure the pipe would be 2" diameter and not 3", upstream of the new Wye.

    The thing is, one guy saying to another over the internet, just do this and that should work, isn't always going to be good advice, unless it gets checked and double-checked. Why not just let the "correcting party" have an easy time of it.

    Now, listen folks; when someone cuts in to say uh-oh, that's a good time to go silent and wait.
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    Depending on who's code you are under you may not need to vent the toilet. IPC lists toilet to vent distance as unlimited. Realistically, since a toilet is a self siphoning fixture, no vent is needed. The shower drain should be 2" not 1 1/2.

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