is this mess really how it's done?

Discussion in 'IPC Plumbing Code Questions' started by dls, Dec 21, 2016.

  1. dls

    dls New Member

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    Homeowner currently undergoing gut renovation on bathroom. The tub is being converted to a walk in shower which necessitates going from current 1 1/2 drain to a 2 inch. Permit has been pulled. Old drain was 1 1/2 inch copper. Plumber has replaced with 2 inch PVC. Please see attached pic of the connection at the cast iron stack. I would have assumed he would use a Fernco to make the connection. Instead it looks like he kept the stub of the copper in place and crudely slid a burned/ melted section of PVC over it (to disguise it?). I will address this with the plumber tomorrow. Just wanted a pros opinion first.

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  2. Reach4

    Reach4 Well-Known Member

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    Are you sure he did not set the PVC into the cast iron hub by pouring lead? Which way is up on your picture?

    I am not a plumber, but I have seen PVC into CI that way. It was startling initially. It works well.
     
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  4. dls

    dls New Member

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    I was standing over the hub, looking down on the connection when taking the picture. Seems like there is metal (copper) under the pvc . I will try to take a better picture.
     
  5. dls

    dls New Member

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    Here's another picture.....

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  6. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    I only see PVC.
     
  7. dls

    dls New Member

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    Hi Terry,
    There is a space between the pvc and the hub. What is connecting the pvc to the hub?
     

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