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    Arranging and venting a waste pipe branch

    I recently got ground floor piping extended to have drain, hot and cold in a first floor room. Only the pipes are there, but I'd like to install a sink and a washing machine as from the diagram. Note that the washing machine will be at a higher level, because it will be placed on a riser...
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    New 10” Sink, Drain/Trap Too High

    Hi All, I recently installed a 10” stainless under mount sink w/ Granite countertop. Existing drain pipe with trap is about 3” below output from sink. Also, the sink drain is about an inch offset to the right from the trap connection. On top of that I need to fit the tailpiece with T for...
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    Is this a drain cleanout?

    My drains are backed up and overflowing, but the plumber hasn't been able to locate a main line cleanout to clear them. The attached photo is of the main stack in the crawl space. The plumber said not to use that one, as it would cause a huge mess. The ground in the crawl space is mostly bare...
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    Drain noise; Me or my Building?

    Hello friendly plumbing people! I live on 1st floor of 6-floor apartment building. Recently the drainage has become so loud from the other apartments above. We have a central stack that runs through the bathrooms but I hear it coming through my showers drain for some reason.... like a hollow...
  5. J

    Overflow drain looks uneven.

    Hi everyone, I'm trying to get confirmation on whether or not this look right. I recently replaced the overflow drain gaskets on my bathtub, but the alignment of the pipe with the tub doesn't look right. I tried adjusting it further down, to sit flush with the opening of the tub, but it...
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    Kitchen Drain Pipe Rerouting

    We are planning a kitchen renovation (living in Ontario, Canada) and been trying to figure out what to do with our kitchen drain pipe. The pipe goes horizontally across multiple cabinets into one of the side walls. This is very frustrating as it reduces most of the usable space. Since we are...
  7. R

    Bathroom drainage layout

    Hi there I’m installing a new bathroom (with neighbouring separate toilet room) on the first floor, and would like some help to know the best way to connect the drains together. The toilet drain will run in the joist space (approx. 17cm/4.5" high) horizontally approx. 1.5m/4.5 feet, then bend...
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    Need Help with Basement Bathroom Venting/Plumbing

    I'm starting to plan a bathroom in my basement. When my house was built, there was some preparation for a bathroom. I can see where the toilet and shower drains are. I see two pipes coming from the floor where the sink will be. I want to understand how to determine which pipe is the sink...
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    Connecting Sink to Threaded Metal Drain Pipe

    I have a metal drain pipe with threads on the outside coming out of the wall behind a bathroom sink. The pipe that connected to this broke, so I need to replace the trap and find a way to connect to the drain pipe. The threads on the outside of the 1 1/2" drain pipe seem fine, but it only...
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    Threaded Trap Adapter part ID?

    Hi all, and thanks in advance for any help. I'm having trouble finding replacement parts for some damaged adapters. We have a two-basin sink, so a simple NPT x hub adapter isn't ideal, for maintenance/easy removal reasons. It is a gasketed compression fitting, wherein there is a lock nut...
  11. E

    Drain in Shower Pan - Suspicious Caulking

    We are new-ish home owners and noticed some peeling caulk/putty on our shower pan drain. I watched some videos which made it seem like peeling "outer" rim is caulking that wasn't wiped off when the drain was installed. However I can't figure out why on earth they caulked the inner part unless...
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    Dishwasher Drain Hose Extension

    I am hooking up a dishwasher in my kitchen and the 6ft corrugated drain hose that is attached to the dishwasher is about a foot or so too short. I have thought about replacing the factory hose with a longer one but where it is attached it seemed to be sealed and I’d rather not tamper with it. I...
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    Need help after new jacuzzi installed -45 min to fill tub

    I need some ideas. My contractor's plumber and the city permit guy don't seem to know what to do and I don't have the money for questionable guys to run up a bill for no reason. We had a cast iron tub which worked fine for 30 yrs. Then we got flooded and decided to put in a jacuzzi...
  14. Cottage House Owner

    Installing a footed tub drain, help

    Hello Plumbers, See Photos of tub drain pipes going up and down...will I have any issues with water in tub exiting fast? Also, the plastic blue waterline was nicked during the sawing of the drywall to open the ceiling to move this drain to the correct location for the tub, will this be an...
  15. W

    Washing Machine Drains > Water comes up out of sink

    I thought I had fixed the issue by adding an additional air intake to the line but the other day the tenant drained the washer and then water was pouring out of the sink/drain, I'm wondering if it's because there may be a clog where the new pvc wastlines from the kitchen, meet an existing 2"...
  16. S

    Bathroom sink connected to an opposing double kitchen sink, not draining: vacuumed, snaked, plunged.

    The title pretty much says it all. I've got a bathroom sink that wouldn't drain. After working on it for a bit I realized it's connected to a double kitchen sink on the other side of the wall. I've suck 'em both with the wet/dry vac, I've plugged and plunged 'til I was blue in the face (and...
  17. B

    Floor drain question (pics)

    Hello all, I’m new here and have a question about a floor drain in my basement for the washer and a bathroom shower. Here’s the pics https://share.icloud.com/photos/0rOSO4yGiWl-hA2nfkOWwbcQA As you can see in the pics, the pvc pipe goes from the shower, through the wall and into the drain...
  18. B

    Washer Drain Issue

    Summary: Water leaks from where wall meets floor when washer drains. Smells of sewage, appears to be earth/clay 1.5'-2.0' down washer drain. Trying to identify issue, may cut up concrete soon. Washer in the basement 100+ year old construction. Washer drain goes directly into the...
  19. G

    Clogged upstairs shower drain, finding pea gravel

    We have a mystery. The upstairs shower is not draining, and is completely clogged. The house is 8 years old, connected to city sewer, with no known problems downstream. All other drains in the house, including the downstairs shower, show no signs of problems. When I plunged this drain, it...
  20. C

    Need Help with bathroom sink

    I just recently bought a house and have had a ton of plumbing issues. This new one is a leak under the bathroom sink. I figured it would be easy enough to fix. However, it appears the reason it was leaking is because the drain (sorry I don’t know the terms) that attaches to the sink was slightly...
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