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    Quote Originally Posted by cwhyu2 View Post
    Still need to revent the washer stand pipe above the sink.
    I do? The original 1971 washer hookups are plumbed exactly like the above drawing. One washer (left), one utility sink (right), and a shared vent/drain (center). Is this original setup no longer correct?

    Here's a pic with the wall open. (The wall on the right with the light on it is the outside of the shower stall where the new washer is slated to go.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by CleanSC View Post
    I do? The original 1971 washer hookups are plumbed exactly like the above drawing. One washer (left), one utility sink (right), and a shared vent/drain (center). Is this original setup no longer correct?

    Here's a pic with the wall open. (The wall on the right with the light on it is the outside of the shower stall where the new washer is slated to go.)
    Yes the original set up is no longer correct.

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    I see. So I suppose it's good I will be abandoning this setup. For my education, what makes this incorrect and why? What are the symptoms if any so I can keep an eye out for other plumbing in the house?
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    How's this? All plumbing 2" pvc save for the two tees into the vent stack. Does the tee lying on it's back on the trap arm have to be anything special?
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    I like that!

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    just out of curiosity CleanSC; what software are you using for those drawings?

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    The vent take-off should be a wye and 1/8 bend or a combo. Sanitary tee is not to be used on it's back.

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    Terry, Thank you! One question for you:

    When I use the adjacent utility sink (not the one in my drawings, but the one in the garage at a higher level) some water drains out of the horizontal shower drain branch pipe that is shown as abandoned in my diagrams (and 2 feet below grade). Am I correct in thinking that this does NOT need a trap primer then? And I could go ahead and make it a floor drain by just adding a p-trap?

    Michael, I use AutoCAD in my everyday job as a draftsman for a structural engineering firm. We don't do plumbing drawings so that's why my diagrams look more like structural sections than real plumbing drawings. So the fittings and such are all drawn by hand.

    Cacher, perfect, thanks. That was the detail I knew I needed to confirm. So I need this:



    Thanks again, all!
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    Looks good to me.

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    Thanks, all!

    Off to get parts and start.
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    Default Let's Talk About Washer Feed Now

    Now that the washer drain is sorted, let's properly feed it.

    This is what I have in the wall. Some 1/2" copper feeds with some '71 vintage "hammer arrestors" feeding a Moen shower valve.

    How would you fellas convert this to washer hookups? I'm not finishing the walls in here. Do I just sweat on some hose bibs where I like em and that's it? Or (as usual) is there more to this than I think? Is a box required in this case? Can I use those "arrestors" (yea I know) or just cut it all out and get minis?

    I'm comfortable working with copper so I have no issues keeping it all the same material.

    As usual, thanks for the advice.
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