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  1. D

    Septic Overflow Protection?

    I have a septic system and have been close to overflowing a couple times into the house, and would like to put in an "overflow protection system" in my garage. My thought is to pipe the septic drain line into the garage, then have a P-Trap there with an open top that is lower than the lowest...
  2. R

    Old tub drain leaking

    We discovered a leak at a joint where the tub drains. House was built in 60s and the drain lines under the slab are cast iron. Not sure what going on where the leak is.. Looks like maybe copper to cast iron. The pipe with the weird flat flange must be part of a trap - holding water. Any...
  3. K

    Converting dual sink to single sink

    I purchased a new single drain sink to replace an old dual drain sink that came with the house built 30 years ago. Currently, there's a 3 way drain extension with 2 of the forks going to p traps with the middle fork being plugged with a clean out cap. would I need to somehow remove or cut...
  4. A

    Can I add a washer and connect to drain under a sink?

    I have a utility sink. Id like to put a clothes washer in the next room along the same wall. My question, can i punch thru the wall with some piping and connect the drainage from the washer to the existing drain lines under the sink? Bad drawing attached. Hoping for any advice if this is...
  5. C

    Will my sink work? Fixture location question.

    I had to demo a bathroom laundry area due to a leak in my 70 year old house, now I am taking the opportunity to remodel. I am an intrepid diy’er, if I have a plan and I know the steps, I can do the work. I have included a photo to show roughly the plan of where I’d like to put things. The pipe...
  6. Ars Glonalin

    Is this 3-sink drain connection legit?

    Hi all. My friend works in a new government building. She was checking out the self-sevice cafe when she heard unusual noise from the sinks. Apparently there are three that drain to the point in the photo. I've never heard of an interior drain 'hookup' like this one! Does this somehow meet code...
  7. cyclone1

    Tie in new deep sink

    Hello and thanks for any help you can provide, I am planning on adding a deep sink in by basement and will need to drain it using a drain pump. Was planning on using the Liberty Pump 1/3 HP Submersible Compact/Low Profile Drain Pump Model #404. I am not sure where the best place is to tie into...
  8. D

    Tub drain without a trap -no room

    Folks, I started smelling sewer gas in the bath in our basement bathroom. I identified the source as the tub drain. I crawled into the cabinet on the floor and discovered there’s no trap for the drain, and it appears it wasn’t installed because there is no room for one. Are there any...
  9. J

    Bathroom Sink Overflow Drain Replacement

    I'm in the middle of replacing a faucet kit that my friend bought for her very old home. I want to replace the sink drain that came with the new Moen faucet kit. After some turning and twisting, I have loosened the old one but still can't disconnect it. I have loosened the seal which you see...
  10. jasongagnon

    Drain Issue - How to filter, stop rocks from entering...

    Hello, Outside, at the bottom of my stairs there is a drain and grate, I am wondering if there is any thing that can be placed either inside or on top that would stop sediments (small rocks) from blocking the drain. I find that after 3-5 years I have to use a snake to drain the line and I am...
  11. K

    What is the name for the pump that's like a sump, but it's for basement waste?

    Not a plumber here, but man have I got a problem! Built this house (someone else did) almost 9 years ago. Had him put all the fixtures for water for a basement bathroom (thinking ahead) So we eventually did put in a bathroom, with toilet, shower and sink. Also a washer. He called the pump a...
  12. O

    Venting with AAVs

    We have a new house under construction, small project for my retirement. I made a short video of the layout, I would greatly appreciate anyone telling me what part of the venting system would violate code: Small change to the video - the inspector said that I needed at least 3" of natural...
  13. A

    Washer Drain Install

    Hello all. Hope you can help. We are doing some remodeling and part of that is installing a new washer drain box. There is a half bath right beside the laundry room so the plan is to tie into the existing drain and water lines. However, I have ran into some issues. First the cobbling of copper...
  14. d-marbles

    Does anyone recognize this canister connected to shower drain line?

    I'm hoping someone can identify this cast iron canister connected to the drain line of a stand-up shower in a house built in the 1940's, it's about 5.5 inches (14cm) tall, has a removable top and has no markings that I can see. I wouldn't bother, but the drain began leaking and I need to know...
  15. R

    Shower/tub drain rough in wrong?

    There is plumbing roughed in for a 2nd bathroom. There is room to put a tub in, but the drain is 17" from the studs on the short wall (where the 30" tub width would go) and 15" from the studs on the long wall (where the 60" side would go). This is frustrating because aren't most tub drains about...
  16. D

    Help with a "builder" basement shower drain rough in

    Hey all, happy holidays. I am finishing the basement and the home came with a "builder" rough in for a bathroom down there. I've completed the toilet, vanity and shower water supply lines. Looking at where the shower drain is, its off center. I'm not sure what to do with it or what I am really...
  17. SergVan

    Is this bathtub drain elbow damaged?

    Hi guys, I’m new here. I have a question about damaged drain elbow. Is it fixable or need to be fully replaced? Drain was impossible to remove even with superior extractor tool, so I used metal saw in 3 places. In result, I slightly (?) damaged the drain elbow in two spots. Photos:
  18. P

    Adding tee on feed pipe to drain system

    Hi, I have a two-pipe fully pumped S plan open vented system. When I drained it last time, I had the impression there is some sludge or dirt around it. I therefore am going to drain it again to install a magnetic filter. I was thinking of taking this chance to add a tee on the feed pipe (the...
  19. Gabriel Wiley

    Help/Advice needed transitioning ABS to Cast Iron for bathroom sink drain.

    Hi there! First time posting here, Id appreciate any advice you can give me. Im installing a new sink in my bathroom and I can't figure out how to connect the ABS to this 1 1/2" cast iron drain hole. It looks like it's both venting and draining. I'd rather not tear open the drywall and replace...
  20. D

    Need help with Roman tub drain

    All - I need some advice on how to handle a drain connection. I am starting a DIY remodel on an old roman tub (1970's) and need some advice and ideas on how best to connect a new freestanding acrylic tub to existing roman tub drain. I'm trying to minimize any demo work or digging into or messing...
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