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    Tips for installing pipe insulation on PEX

    Trying to revive this. Are there larger pipe clamps/supports that could go over both the insulation and pipe? That would allow me to install entire lengths of insulation without having to cut it at every clamp and make installation easier. I see 1-1/4" metal pipe straps but not sure how the...
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    Flushing drainfield lines

    Hi - I have a two-tank septic system with a sand-mound drainfield. The first tank holds solids, and then there is a Dosing tank that gravity feeds the drain field. In the sandmound I have four 1-1/2" clean-out risers and was told by the installer to open up the caps on those clean-outs once a...
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    Adapt removable P trap to Schedule 40

    Thanks! Do you recommend pipe thread sealant or teflon tape on the threads of the union? The person at my local hardware store said this wasn't required.
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    Adapt removable P trap to Schedule 40

    Yes these are the ones I am referring to. Aren't both the inlet end out ends out it glued on though? How can it be removed if the stand-pipe (inlet) side is glued to it? Only the center piece connecting to the elbow has a union. Or you're say the entire section, including the stand-pipe could be...
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    Adapt removable P trap to Schedule 40

    I like the idea Wayne however with the standpipe being glued in the inlet side and the 90 degree elbow glued on the trap arm how does this allow the trap to be removed if needed? It seems that the glued ends would not allow for any movement of the trap. I must be overlooking something obvious...
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    Adapt removable P trap to Schedule 40

    Thanks! Just debating in this situation whether to just use the glued Schedule 40 trap, or the removable polypropylene that could be removed if necessary. I suppose the Schedule 40 could always be cut if it had to be and is a little stronger/rigid.
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    Adapt removable P trap to Schedule 40

    @Reach4 Thanks! I do plan to attach a strap to the top of the standpipe to some wall blocking to provide additional support from it wanting to move. Is the following what I would need for this...
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    Adapt removable P trap to Schedule 40

    Hi all - I am working through my water softener drain installation. I have the sanitary tee and couplings tied into the stack and now am working on the vent, P-trap, and air-gap connections (excuse the messy primer job :( ). As you can see in the picture (everything still just dry-fit...
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    Re-route existing shower vent for Niche

    Any tips for putting down-ward sloping pitch on the short horizontal run into the main vertical stack? I'm not sure how well the sloped pipe will fit into a fitting on the stack that is perfectly plumbed. I don't want water to be sitting inside those horizontal sections.
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    Re-route existing shower vent for Niche

    Thanks guys for the feedback! I am hoping this is the better option than putting it in the exterior wall.
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    Re-route existing shower vent for Niche

    Hello - We are finally getting ready to finish our shower on our newer home that the builder roughed in for us. It is a standard 3' by 5' shower. The shorter walls are partition walls, and the long wall is on an exterior wall. We had been going back and forth on putting the shower niche on the...
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    Standing water in basement drain

    If it was back pitched wouldnt it eventually back up the drain onto the floor? If I pour water into mine, the water level never comes up, so I wonder if it's just dead level?
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    Standing water in basement drain

    Hi all - I have a basement drain that connects to my home's footer drain pipe, which is daylighted below the house (does not connect to our septic system). I noticed that I always seem to have a constant amount of water in the pipe, no matter how much water I flush down the drain. The home is...
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    Best way to couple tee fitting with pipe for repair area

    Ok great on the Fernco. Yes I do believe you addressed this in Post #12 but I wasn't sure what you meant with "...1/8" for each stop in the shielded rubber couplings". I need to fold the rubber gasket back over itself temporarily as I insert the pipe between each coupling and then roll the...
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    Best way to couple tee fitting with pipe for repair area

    Hi Wayne - One more quick question, I've bought the Fernco Proflex 3005-33 coupler, but wanted to confirm that theres no issues that you can think of with using it in a vertical orientation with the vertical section of pipe? Also what length of pipe for the in-fill section should I subtract...
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