1. TheOverThinker

    Repacking an inverted oakum / cast iron 4" joint on a sewer stack?

    How, and who, can still repair old oakum joints that are inverted. Situation is a 4" CI waste stack comes down from the roof above the top floor toilet in an condo. Just above the toilet, it branches downward for the tub. The walls and everything are all finished. mostly with tile. The three...
  2. Fremontstreet

    DWV - Master Bath

    Hi all - Very appreciative of this community and the knowledge that is passed through here. I have finished a few projects by just looking through the different forum threads but cannot find something similar. The project is part of a renovation of a bi-level 1960s home where we needed to...
  3. HoltH

    Split level home: running new kitchen sewage line in existing downstairs bathroom plumbing

    Remodeling a kitchen that is on the upstairs floor in a split-level home. Moving the kitchen sink to a new location (want it under the window). The new location prevents me from running the drain into the upstairs bathroom plumbing, like the old sink did. Instead, it appears my only option is to...
  4. DeRun

    Need Help! Adding Shower to Basement Half - Drain and venting

    Hi. Noobie here and thanks for the add! I'm a DIYer and want to add a shower to the half bath in basement. Not sure how to add drain line and vent. Please see pic attached. Red arrows show toilet and sink drain direction under slab. The blue circle shows where the copper vent meets slab...
  5. 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...
  6. anderson

    Does the 10-foot vent/window distance account for eaves?

    A question under the UPC, which has a 10-foot requirement for vent distance from an operable window: 906.2: Each vent shall terminate not less than 10 feet (3048 mm) from, or not less than 3 feet (914 mm) above, an openable window, door, opening, air intake, or vent shaft, or not less than 3...
  7. psarkis

    Sewer gas from shower drain and water pooling on tiles. Help!

    We purchased a 1971-built home in Palm Springs about 2 years ago. It was a fresh renovation, which included replacing the tub in the master bath with a tiled shower. About 8 months ago, we noticed two things happening: there is a persistent sewer gas smell from the shower drain that gets worse...
  8. RAG71

    Bathtub vent pipe issue

    I am changing from a 3 handle faucet to a single handle pressure balanced Moen. When I opened up the wall the vent pipe is in the way of where the valve would need to be centered. Is this something a plumber can easily resolve, or am I better off just installing another 2/3 handle? Thanks for...
  9. WoodchuckDIY

    Master Suite Bath Drain Advice - Tub and Bath Separate

    Hello All! I've been perusing the forums (and much of the web for that matter) without finding details on the proper way to vent a stand alone shower and stand alone tub into the same drain line. In addition to this, open to any feedback/concerns/advice on my general plans for the relocation...
  10. justfixit

    New 50 Gallon Rheem Backdrafting

    Hello, I installed a new Rheem 50 gallon natural gas water heater to replace my old Rheem 50 gallon. I noticed after it ran for probably a half-hour the plastic trim pieces around the water lines was melting. The vent is very simple just an elbow on about a 45 then straight out the block wall...
  11. billy1707

    Can I split then recombine vent line to minimize notch size through top-plate

    To minimize notch depth through a top-plate, can I split a vertical vent line into two smaller lines and then recombine on the other side of the top-plate? For instance, 2in DWV line-> 2"x1.5"x1.5" wye-> 1pc 1.5" street 45-> 2pcs 1.5" DWV parallel through notched top-plate (properly strapped...
  12. devinc

    Consolidating Plumbing Vents in Attic

    We currently have five plumbing vents through our roof. There are two 2" vents (toilets) and three 1.5" vents (sinks/tubs, washing machine). Before putting on a new roof I want to consolidate them all into one new 4" vent. The two existing 2" vents are furthest away from the new 4" vent, and...
  13. oldtimm

    Venting a basement shower remodel

    Hello all, In the process of a remodel and I'm trying to wrap my head around how to vent the shower. The way I see it, I have two options based on where everything needs to be. Option A (red lines are my proposed runs): Option B: The shower trap will be too close to the wall to fork off of...
  14. bnewell101

    Bathroom addition venting help

    I'm adding a small bathroom addition to my house and I'm not sure the best way to set it up. Here is a rough sketch on what I came up with but I'm not 100% sure if it will work. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
  15. marshall62

    Ventilation stack leak

    We have heavily used shower in an upstairs bathroom (with exhaust fan) that drains into a pipe that runs up/down an outside wall into the attic where it then turns and runs horizontally in toward the center of the building where it joins a larger diameter stack pipe. Its very cold in our attic...
  16. smorrison0702

    Venting setup

    Hi all, First time posting to this forum but have been coming here for advice for a while! I am working on the DWV setup for a new bathroom. I want to make sure that the attached setup will properly vent the shower. I’ve seen wet vent diagrams showing both a WC and shower downstream of a vent...
  17. Blollum

    Basement sink pump venting

    I am putting in a bar room with sink and 1/2 bath in my basement. My plan is to use a Zoeller 105 pump for the sink. The 1/2 bath will have a vanity sink going to a Saniflo Sanicompact upflush toilet. 1.) 1/2 Bath: my understanding is that the bathroom sink can connect to the Sanicompact...
  18. jjintn

    Vent on rerouted plumbing

    Hi, first time posting on here and appreciate any advice. I'm in the process of remodeling my kitchen and have removed a non-load bearing wall that was between a storage closet and pantry. Above the kitchen is the master bath. As you can see in the attached pic the stand up shower (1) 2", the...
  19. LetMeVent

    Help Venting Freestanding Tub

    We are currently undergoing a master bath remodel, and want to confirm my plan for venting the new freestanding tub. The previous bathroom configuration had a corner whirlpool tub framed to abut a single vanity along each side, and the tub drain was wet vented to the lav in the vanity along the...
  20. Peterac78

    Plumbing/water heater- spots recently on ceiling downstairs, 2 story house. Condensation??? New wate

    Plumbing/water heater- spots recently on ceiling downstairs, 2 story house. Condensation??? New water heater. Live in home now for 20 years but could happen anywhere. Got a new water heater in September on 2nd floor in a tiny closet. In that closet is a metal aluminum vent and also a white...
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