1. worker

    worker New Member

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    Is there anybody from Chicago that can tell me if it's ok to run 4" pvc underground for a bathroom? :mad:
     
  2. Randyj

    Randyj Master Plumber

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    Alabama
    Residential, commercial, inside, outside, under slab, crawl space? Not from that neck of the woods but around here anything goes when it's run to a septic tank. On sewers ductile iron is required from the building to the public sewer line. Local codes vary.
     
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  4. kordts

    kordts In the Trades

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    Occupation:
    industrial service plumbing foreman
    Location:
    exurban Chicago
    In Chicago you can use pvc for dwv in residential applications for 3 stories and under. That's aboveground. As far as underground goes, I don't know, but would guess the answer is no. Be aware, if this is permitted job, the inspector will tell you the answer. If you don't pull a permit and get caught, you are in big trouble. Unless you are an off duty fireman.
     
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2007
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