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  1. OneStaple

    Check my PVC connections

    Ok, thanks for the info. So, if I add a vent to the washer line, connecting to the other vent as you drew (at least 6" above the flood rim), whether in the attic or higher in the wall, I should be good? And the double fixture connection at point B is ok? Thanks for the advise on stud shoes. I...
  2. OneStaple

    Check my PVC connections

    I'm in Virginia, so I believe we're under IPC. 1. Great 2 and 3. Whoever installed this originally compromised 5 studs in a row by cutting holes too big. I'm trying to reinforce them, but am not terribly eager to put more big holes in them, if possible. So if I need to stack santees or run an...
  3. OneStaple

    Check my PVC connections

    I'm redoing some plumbing and want to make sure I'm using the right connections. The previous installation did not have the right ones. See the attached picture. There will be a washing machine and lavatory on a 2" line on the left, and a single lavatory on the right, all connecting at a...
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    PRV dead?

    Thanks for the confirmation. Is the Wilkins 70XL a good choice for the replacement? Also, the current one is single union. Is it worth using double union? I might take the opportunity to modify some of the other plumbing in that area anyway. Tyler
  5. OneStaple

    PRV dead?

    Hey, We're about to move into a new house, and I'm trying to do some projects at the new place before we actually move. The seller made some comments about loving the high water pressure, which of course meant it probably needed checking. Incoming water from the street is 100 psi. Pressure...
  6. OneStaple

    Kitchen faucet with gentle spray?

    Hey all, We're doing a kitchen remodel at the moment, and I'm looking for a replacement for our current kitchen faucet. We have had the Moen Camerist (7545W) for years and love it, especially for the gentle spray (and pause) feature, which we like for rinsing dishes. Newer version of the...
  7. OneStaple

    Tub drain/overflow choice

    Hey all, This seems like a novice question. Some searching didn't reveal an answer, so I thought I'd ask... I'm installing a Kohler Villager and am looking for a good drain/overflow to put on it. Is there any issue going with a brand other than Kohler? I think I'd seen somewhere that the...
  8. OneStaple

    Reglue old PVC joint?

    Ok, I snapped a few pictures. First is of a nearby joint. Second is the elbow I already replaced. You can see gaps where there appears to be no glue/cement in the joint. Third is the joint I reglued/recemented tonight. When I reglued the joint tonight, I used a liberal amount of primer and...
  9. OneStaple

    Reglue old PVC joint?

    Well, they smeared something on the pipes that resemble glue, I think. As I said, no obvious primer though. Given that two joints next to each other were bad, it makes me nervous about all the other joints throughout the house. I'll climb back up in the attic (gah, I hate that cramped attic)...
  10. OneStaple

    Reglue old PVC joint?

    Hey All, While doing other work in the attic, I noticed a PVC vent line had a little water coming out of an elbow joint during my wife's shower. Since it was relatively accessible, I cut the corner off and installed a new one. While installing the new corner, it seemed like one of the PVC...
  11. OneStaple

    Shut off valve in attic?

    Thanks all. I suspected what you said would be the answer. I first saw those lines in the attic during my renovation on a nearby bathroom, and they've made me nervous ever since. On the plus side (and I'm in no way trying to justify their location), they've managed to last about 36 years since...
  12. OneStaple

    Shut off valve in attic?

    I'm starting a bathroom remodel. The plumbing for the bathroom runs through the adjacent attic for a couple feet (see picture). I'm thinking of putting a couple ball shutoff valves there both to make renovations easier and in case I need to isolate that bathroom for future work/repairs. The...
  13. OneStaple

    Cracked elbow below closet flange

    Yes, current rough in from finished wall is 15.5". Seems like a good opportunity to change that to 12". Tyler
  14. OneStaple

    Cracked elbow below closet flange

    Seems good. I was thinking of using a repair coupling (just placed or lightly taped, not glued, so it can be removed later) to achieve the same concept. Tyler
  15. OneStaple

    Cracked elbow below closet flange

    While I find the various approaches being discussed interesting, I think I'm going to go ahead and bust the concrete and replace the cracked piece. This seems to be the "right" answer, and I realized last night that it allows me to solve a second problem. And my brother graciously let me borrow...
  16. OneStaple

    Cracked elbow below closet flange

    Yes, I will fill the hole with concrete after repairing the PVC so there's something for the flange to connect to. I don't think the Pushtite would fit where the paper towels are, as that's the elbow, so it's turning immediately. I need to replace the 3" riser that I took out to get the...
  17. OneStaple

    Cracked elbow below closet flange

    Not sure there's enough room there to replace the elbow without busting concrete. Certainly worth a shot though. But yes, I plan on mixing concrete anyway to fill the hole. Previous flange was floating over the hole with no connection to the floor, which led to a rocking toilet. Reach4, you...
  18. OneStaple

    Cracked elbow below closet flange

    The PVC you can see in the picture is the elbow for a 3" diameter PVC pipe. The top of it is about 2.5" below the surface of the 4" slab. About 3/4" to 1" of tile will be added on top of the slab. Tyler
  19. OneStaple

    Cracked elbow below closet flange

    Hey all, Working on a bathroom remodel and ran into a plumbing question/problem (John Bridge guys told me to ask here). I was removing the existing closet flange to replace it, and while chipping the PVC stub out of the elbow below where the flange was, as I've done before, the hub on the...
  20. OneStaple

    Check my bathroom layout

    *sigh* Anyone? Thanks, Tyler
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