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Old 02-14-2014, 04:56 PM   #11
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I will agree with the other plumbers about the run is too long and the uses of too many ferncos & short pieces of pipe, but if that's all they said, then I say WOW. No mention of the J.Guest push fit fitting inside the wall - No pipe strapping (water lines will have movement) - The pvc sweep in the corner looks like no cleaner/primer was used unless clear was used - The drain line appears to run up & down hill at the 2nd stud to the left of cabinet - We use band coupling inside of closed walls and we would have used a pvc no hub adapter to transition the pipe - No stud guards - The 1 1/2'' plastic nut at the basket strainer is prone to leak.
I'm guessing the J.Guest push fittings are the black rubbery looking things with some sort of clamp? I saw those and thought those might possibly leak if there is too much pressure and that having them leak inside a wall might be pretty bad.

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In my opinion that drain is too far from your vent, I'd recommend you don't use an AAV. Your wall is already open, cut up a few more feet and cut in a t wye upside down in your vent and bring it over a few feet so that you don't exceed your 6' max. Your probably only long 2-3 ft anyways. Reason you secure water lines isn't for aesthetics, it's so your pipes don't sag and aren't stressed. You might think it's ok but it's not what you want to be doing. If that's loose it's opening up an opportunity for them to fail.
Don't AAV's only handle negative pressure? I wonder if a PAPA (positive air pressure attenuator) would work with that as well... But I do think that if an actual vent can be put in without too much expense, it might be better.

Gr8sl8, I hope the advice here can help you out. I know it can suck having to change things once you've put the work in. It's good that you are at least trying to do some stuff and that you are willing to learn about the plumbing stuff.


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The black rubber things are ferncos which are meant for drains since it's not high pressure. J Guests are the couplings and elbows and valves on my water lines. I didn't know there was anything wrong with using them... Steve is it too late to still add the pipe straps or did I put them in the wrong place so I have no where to strap to? I want to make this right before I secure up this wall. Just a peace of mind that I'm not leaking behind my wall that would be a disaster.



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Old 02-15-2014, 07:44 PM   #13
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The black rubber things are ferncos which are meant for drains since it's not high pressure. J Guests are the couplings and elbows and valves on my water lines. I didn't know there was anything wrong with using them... Steve is it too late to still add the pipe straps or did I put them in the wrong place so I have no where to strap to? I want to make this right before I secure up this wall. Just a peace of mind that I'm not leaking behind my wall that would be a disaster.
Ahh. Ok. I wasn't sure what the black things were called. I guessed wrong. LOL.

I'm no expert, but I imagine it might not be too late to add the straps so long as you can get them secured to prevent sagging and movement.
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Your drain also decreases in size. Also a big no no. You have 1 1/2 pvc going to what looks like 1 1/4 copper.

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You can still strap it. Honestly without getting into too much detail where it seems to move quite a bit, strap it or secure it. You can buy clips or strapping at Home Depot, I'd suggest you get clips and try to buy copper ones for the copper and plastic for the plastic piping. And Matt he didn't reduce sizes 1 1/2 copper equal 1 1/4 OD of plastic and what not and since you used a Fernco to adapt to the copper that proves to me it's not 1 1/4 cause you can't even use a 1 1/4 Fernco to adapt to copper it's way too small.


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I didnt notice the markings on the fernco. Oopsie!

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No worries haha copper is hard to judge especially from a photo


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