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  1. Elton Noway

    Help Please With Walk In Tub is leaking by door can I replace the seal?

    The seals can be replaced... the hinges might be more difficult to find replacements. In reality it all depends on your specific tub, country of origin, manufacturer, model number etc. As you may know walk in tubs are available from dozens of different manufacturers in many configurations...
  2. Elton Noway

    Trap Arm Length Question

    True enough. The trap size doesn't dictate the size/diameter of the pipe nor extend its allowable length. The trap is sized per IPC based on the fixture (e.g. tub 1 1/2"- Shower 2"). The 2" trap arm and trap in my earlier photo would be to code for a shower but using an adapter could easily be...
  3. Elton Noway

    Trap Arm Length Question

    2" trap arm with 2" trap
  4. Elton Noway

    American Standard Champion toilet Review and comments. Rated #1 by Consumer Reports

    After searching this forum for Champion 4 and reading so many complaints I felt I should throw in my two cents. Have there been problems reported? Yes... but like a visit to an expensive restaurant... if you get a bad meal or experience lousy service you tell everyone but very few people go out...
  5. Elton Noway

    American Standard flush valve (kind of a review)

    Yep... the problem with the American Standard flush valve is they leave 4" of water in the tank every flush. Many owners frustrated with either the poor flush or ghost flushing associated with the Champion 4 have reported great success by replacing the American Standard flush valve with one of...
  6. Elton Noway

    Floor mount tub filler

    Found this old thread while researching free standing / floor mounted tub fillers. The problem with the linked buying guide is it was obviously written or promoted by Delta. Granted the initial argument against buying cheap no-name, made in China faucets has its merits but Delta isn't the only...
  7. Elton Noway

    Must Main Vent Stack attach vertically to Waste pipe?

    Houston, We have liftoff! Thanks Wayne for all your help and guidance! :)
  8. Elton Noway

    Must Main Vent Stack attach vertically to Waste pipe?

    Oops... Sorry for the confusion. As mentioned earlier I liked your plan and vertical stack mentioned in post #27 but in that reply you included a comment "But the tub and the lav are too far from the 3" stack to be vented by it." What I was attempting to ask (not very well sorry) was if I...
  9. Elton Noway

    Must Main Vent Stack attach vertically to Waste pipe?

    Wow... so many options, so many ideas. At this point after so many great solutions, unless there's an inherent concern with the concept I'm still leaning towards the vertical vent stack configuration per your design in post #27 appears. The only unknown (as far as implementing) is whether I...
  10. Elton Noway

    Must Main Vent Stack attach vertically to Waste pipe?

    Makes sense... thank you! Of all your designs I plan on going with your layout from post #27. Question: As you know this layout utilizes a partition wall between to toilet and shower which was a consideration after I "incorrectly" stated the left and top walls of the drawing were not available...
  11. Elton Noway

    Must Main Vent Stack attach vertically to Waste pipe?

    Hi Wayne, thanks for the additional info. At a quick glance and trying to decipher the individual requirements it "appears" my house might be compliant as built. The house has a 4" main that runs its entire length with a 3" vent thru the roof that initially joins the 4" main at the far upstream...
  12. Elton Noway

    Must Main Vent Stack attach vertically to Waste pipe?

    Hi Jeff...Thanks for the input. As I'm quickly discovering... there's more than one way to skin a cat. Not that there was a issue as much as me hoping to complete two objectives 1) Make sure all the fixtures were plumbed and vented to IPC requirements 2) Include the homes original 3' vent stack...
  13. Elton Noway

    Must Main Vent Stack attach vertically to Waste pipe?

    Okay... Thanks Wayne... I certainly can't say you haven't given me a myriad of options to consider. I guess I was thinking I had room between the main drain and the bottom of the floor joists to introduce the new vent stack "with" a 3" 90 but looking at it now I can see it would be near...
  14. Elton Noway

    Must Main Vent Stack attach vertically to Waste pipe?

    Great! Thanks Wayne. It all makes sense. As you might guess I have a question. As long as I maintain the correct slopes and tie in all the various drains as you indicated in your instructions... does it make a difference "where the the new vertical design stack is located? Here's the deal: The...
  15. Elton Noway

    Pipe Dope, Plumbers Putty, or Teflon Tape?

    Two years ago I had to run 75 feet of 2" black steel pipe gas line in a crawl space with only 14 " of clearance. The threads on the pipe ends were dinged up, ruff and sharp. I'm also considered old school... so... with no desire to have to go back into that hell hole to check and retighten over...
  16. Elton Noway

    Must Main Vent Stack attach vertically to Waste pipe?

    Sorry... I'm still here... been tied up under the house replacing cracked floor joists. Thanks for responses Wayne. Much appreciated. Just like patients questioning their doctors after spending too much time on WebMD... not being in the trade nor understanding all the complexities I was hung up...
  17. Elton Noway

    Must Main Vent Stack attach vertically to Waste pipe?

    Hi Jeff... When you say "offset the main back a ways" ... need some clarification. Do you mean cutting into the 4" sewer main and reroute the portion that falls under the bathroom so would be located on the other side of the main beam? (Obviously the entire "octopus" at the clean out end is...
  18. Elton Noway

    Must Main Vent Stack attach vertically to Waste pipe?

    Wayne... looks like were getting closer ... its all starting to makes sense. Thanks! Two questions. You state "the lav drain takes a circuitous route"... Sorry afraid I need to a little clarification as I'm not sure if that statement and drawing were literal or figurative. Does the circuitous...
  19. Elton Noway

    Must Main Vent Stack attach vertically to Waste pipe?

    Here you go... No hard ducting in between joists... its all 8" flexible ducting tubes. I pulled it down during demo. I plan on putting a floor vent in down the road. Let me know if you need anything else. THANKS
  20. Elton Noway

    Must Main Vent Stack attach vertically to Waste pipe?

    If needed... guess I could install a floor to ceiling wall on the left side of the shower (i.e. the section of the shower between its left edge and the toilet. I was originally planning a small partial / knee wall about 34" deep in that hat location but I could take it all the way to the...
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