Toilet plumbing

Discussion in 'Toilet Forum discussions' started by MichaelNYC, Dec 7, 2012.

  1. MichaelNYC

    MichaelNYC New Member

    Jan 18, 2007
    New York
    I have a section of soil stack in my basement running horizontally to an existing toilet in the basement (the horizontal is linked to a vertical stack from the second floor). I'm going to remove that basement toilet and use the soil stack connection for a new toilet I've installed on the first floor of the house. Question: the new toilet on the first floor is 8' above and 6' across from the soil stack connection in the basement. Is it better to have the new PVC waste pipe from upstairs go straight down first, and then slope to the existing connection, or better to have the pipe slope from the closet bend and then make a vertical drop right before the soil stack connection? Thanks for any advice.
  2. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

    Sep 2, 2004
    Retired Systems engineer for defense industry.
    New England
    Don't think you'll want to run it straight down - if nothing else, it might get noisy dropping that far. They put a closet bend on the thing for a reason (a lot of that is to keep it in the floor between stories), but the velocity may play into it, too. Probably work, but might create other problems. See what the pros have to say on this...
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