Re: redesigning tolet to main drain flow
Posted by Deb on June 15, 2003 at 12:19:45:
In response to Re: redesigning tolet to main drain flow
: Can the tolet drain pipe that connects the tolet to the main drain contain an 90 deg elbow? We want to move our tolet making room for a shower. We live in a two family home and the other apartment is connected to the same main drain. Currently, the tolet is connected 14 inchs from the wall, with a PVC drain pipe (male) into a cast iron drain (female). Can I cut the PVC tolet drain pipe near the main (near the wall) or pull it out of the main draing and insert an elbow plus approx 20 inchs of pipe connecting the tolet in a 90 degree position to its present location?

This sounds like it should be okay as long as you can maintain grade. It is always advisable to use 2 45 degree bends rather than 1 90 when on the horizontal.
Make sure that the drainage and venting for your new shower is done correctly. And I would recommend a pressure balance valve for the shower. Not only is it code in most places, it is simply the safe smart thing to do.
Deb
The Pipewench
Deb
The Pipewench


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