DWV and Fernco Part II
Posted by David Steinberg on February 25, 2004 at 10:46:40:
First, thanks to all for replying to the first thread.

To recap, idiot contractor ran underslab 3" directly below toilet port, resulting in illegal vent behind the bend (bend formed with a wye and 45) and the flange a mere 8" from the wall.

Top-down view:
-----|wye+45 up|--->vent up

1st solution was to cut out the wye and put in a santee which corrects the rough-in dimension but doesn't correct the vent.

-----|santee up|----|Fernco|-->vent up

New solution is to put a wye in ahead of a toilet bend and jog the drain line around the bend to the vent with 45s.
/ \
---|wye |---|bend up| --->vent up

All 3" PVC. I should be able to do this with no Ferncos, yes? And then I'm all legal, yes?

BTW, the inspector will never see this. In this town, homeowners are not allowed to do their own plumbing/electrical/HVAC, only contractors who do crap like this and fast-talk their way out of inspections.

Replies to this post