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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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:
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. R

    Adding Standpipe to Existing Utility Tub line

    Hello, I have an existing utility tub and previously drained my washing machine direct into the utility tub. I would like to add in a washing machine standpipe in addition to the utility tub, but I am unsure about how to design. I thought about either of the designs within the attached (A and...
  9. SteveWPBFL

    Drain pan drain - help identify

    Hello! I am working on a shower drain that has cracked on the insert piece that screws into the drain. I will attach some pictures. I have checked HD, Lowe’s, Ferguson Supply, Palm Beach Plumbing Supply and Next Plumbing supply and I cannot find this drain anywhere! Nor can I find a similar...
  10. B

    Are these drain lines installed correctly?

    I was curious if the laundry drain lines and vents are installed correctly in these photos. Eventually, a sink for a 1/2” bath will be added, but I wanted to see if anything needed to be fixed before going any further.
  11. A

    Bathroom Sink Draining Slowly

    Hey guys, I recently did a DIY plumbing project and I know it was kinda wonky. The short explanation: The new counter sat up too high and I needed to get creative to connect the drain. See this video and it will show what I did: My questions: 1) could it be our actual sink that isn't...
  12. M

    shower drain rough in help

    Hi everyone. I'm remodeling my master bathroom and wouldike some advices to how to relocate the shower drain and how I could connect it to the main sewer line. Thanks
  13. R

    Downstairs Toilet Bubble Explosion, Floor Drain Overflows -No Apparent Clog in Plumbing or Vent Pipe

    Hi all, This past Summer we purchased our first house, a split-level from the 1960's. With this purchase we had the sewer line inspected by camera and cleaned a couple months after we moved in. Since we've had the house, the basement toilet splashes when upstairs toilet is flushed. These...
  14. J

    New sink drain not lining up with P trap

    Just had a new sink installed in my bathroom and the drain hole on this new sink is centered compared to my old sink which was off center and further back. When I look underneath the sink the P trap is now sitting about 5" farther back and slightly to the left side from where the sink hole is...
  15. J

    Draining sink & washer to same standpipe?

    All, thanks in advance for the help. I’d like to add a utility sink near my washer. Currently there is one standpipe, shown in the picture and it does not vent through the roof, also no trap. Is it a big deal to drain both a sink and washer into the pipe? I planned to expand left [pic] for the...
  16. O

    My contractor is stumped! Need a creative solution...

    Hi all, Grateful to find you. I'm not an expert on anything... just trying to solve problems. Recently bought a house in the rocky Catskills, doing basic remodeling... but running into a problem figuring out how to drain the kitchen sink. The previous "solution" was a pipe that pumped the...
  17. C

    Stuck Tub Plunger Drain

    So I've got a plunger style drain in a tub. I can remove the top of the plunger, but in all of the videos i see, unscrewing the top also removes the whole unit. Well, it does not, and I'm left with the screw to remove it from the drain. The screw is stuck, and I cannot get any kind of...
  18. Z

    Sink gurgling

    Hello. I recently tried installing a garbage disposal in a sink that did not previously have one. The outlet for the garbage disposal sits slightly above the wall drain outlet. I never had gurgling in any of my drains in the house but began to have issues with only the kitchen sink gurgling on...
  19. Leif Olson

    Repair kitchen sink drain with an older non-3.5" small drain hole.

    I have nice big typical double kitchen sink, or so I thought. It has a standard 3.5" drain hole on the right side, but on the left side, the drain basket is molded into the stainless steel and the hole is only about 1-3/4" in diameter. The pipe just broke off at the threads which had just...
  20. A

    Bathtub snake going in wrong pipe?

    Homeowner trying to dislodge her own bathtub clog here. To catch you up, I usually use the short (22-24in?) plastic cleaning tool to get hair clogs out of my bathroom drain pipe. It's not working this time, the clog's too deep or big, so I tried using a plunger, which didn't work. I've moved on...