Attaching a cleanout to a cleanout

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice, Tips & ' started by vanhoudn, Aug 11, 2009.

  1. vanhoudn

    vanhoudn New Member

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    Hi,

    I'm moving a kitchen back to the original room. (It was moved by the previous owners into a bedroom!)

    This is directly below where the sink will be:

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    We think the simplest thing would be to make the PVC to copper transition using the clean out plug. We'd put in a new pvc clean out on top of it, so that we could have access into the pipe if we needed it.

    Would that be a bad plan?

    (Another thread on this forum said that screwing a male pvc adapter into a female copper pipe is fine. So that gives me hope for the simple fix.)

    Our other option would be to un-sweat the copper plug and use a rubber adapter (furnco?) to make the pvc to copper transition. To me, that seems a little less desirable, but I figure I should let the plumbers make that call.

    Is there a third option we should pursue?

    Thanks,

    Nathan
  2. Lakee911

    Lakee911 I&C Engineer (mostly WWTP)

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    That first option sounds good. Make sure the new sink is vented properly.
  3. vanhoudn

    vanhoudn New Member

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    We'll be using an automatic vent kit we picked up at Lowes. I don't want to be running pipe through the roof!

    Can I get a second affirmation on our first method?

    Thanks,

    Nathan
  4. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    drain

    Either option would be acceptable, and the third one would be to put a female adapter in place of the cap and go from there. The deciding factor as to which one to do would be which makes the final sink connection easier.
  5. vanhoudn

    vanhoudn New Member

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    Great, thanks!
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