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  1. Kevin121

    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...
  2. Kevin121

    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...
  3. Kevin121

    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.
  4. Kevin121

    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...
  5. Kevin121

    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...
  6. Kevin121

    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.
  7. Kevin121

    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...
  8. Kevin121

    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...
  9. Kevin121

    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.
  10. Kevin121

    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.
  11. Kevin121

    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...
  12. Kevin121

    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?
  13. Kevin121

    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...
  14. Kevin121

    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...
  15. Kevin121

    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...
  16. Kevin121

    Tips for installing pipe insulation on PEX

    I am thinking of installing foam insulation around one of my PEX hot water lines that has to travel quite a ways from the water heater to the Kitchen faucet (~100 feet) to help keep it insulated a little better. The problem is that the PEX is attached tightly to the floor joists above, running...
  17. Kevin121

    Best way to couple tee fitting with pipe for repair area

    Here is what I picked up at the local hardware store (both a shielded no-hub and a no-hub coupler). It seems like the Flexible coupler without the shield probably should be avoided? Will this shielded No-hub coupler work good for PVC to PVC? I thought I had read somewhere that these no-hubs are...
  18. Kevin121

    Best way to couple tee fitting with pipe for repair area

    Maybe I didnt state that correctly, Yes it would still slope downward toward the drain, but would have 2 turns to swing in toward the wall to where the trap and air gap would be supported by. I believe I read somewhere that the trap arm can turn up to 110 degrees but just looking for some kind...
  19. Kevin121

    Best way to couple tee fitting with pipe for repair area

    It may not be shown as well in the picture, however the main stack is not tight to the stud wall behind it, however I will likely want to support both the air-gap and the trap to the metal studs. Can I can use either 22.5 or 45 degree elbows on the trap arm to get out from where the stack is to...
  20. Kevin121

    Best way to couple tee fitting with pipe for repair area

    I see what your saying now, because both ends of the pipe will be in-line with each other vertically and I don't believe there will be any movement possible (although the top section may be somewhat movable once cut) so in order to insert pipe 1.5" into the hub end will cause interference from...
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