PVC transition to Cast Iron

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by GoVolz, May 31, 2014.

  1. GoVolz

    GoVolz New Member

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    I'm remodeling my bathroom and extending the shower 6 feet further left if the picture and the toilet 3 feet left of it's current location. My idea is to cut just left of the cast iron vent in and between the toilets transition piece and connect with a similar size pvc pipe. And basically extend it in the same direction as the way the current cast iron is by extending it 5 feet or so. Leave a clean out at the end just as the cast iron has and tie in the new shower location and toilet location. Is this logical or is there a better way. Also I'm assuming I will have to tie in a new vent since the shower and toilet are further from the stack. Is thag correct? Your help is appreciated. Thanks.

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  2. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    The shower vents within five feet, and the toilet within six feet.

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    A shielded coupling like these to prevent the pipe from shifting.
    I would measure the OD of the cast. If it's Something like 4-1/8" or 3-1/8" you will need a copper size on one end.
    Most new cast and plastic is the pipe size plus 3/8"

    The shower drain should be 2"
  3. GoVolz

    GoVolz New Member

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    Well the toilet should be fine as far as venting, when I move the toilet from it's current location in the picture it will be less then 6 feet from the stack. But the shower will be further then the toilet. Roughly 7-8 feet from the stack. So wouldn't I still need to tie a new vent for the shower into the stack.
  4. GoVolz

    GoVolz New Member

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    The two pictures are the current plumbing set up. The new toilet and shower will be extended further left.
  5. GoVolz

    GoVolz New Member

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    I appreciate your help terry. I'll be sure to get the couplings you mentioned.
  6. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    Yes, you may need to bring that vent back and tie in.
  7. GoVolz

    GoVolz New Member

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    Ok thank you for our help. That helps me understand better.
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