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Old 12-09-2012, 12:04 AM   #1
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i'm about to cover up this pvc pipe in my basement


hi...

i'm about to cover up my pvc waste pipe with concrete in my basement and wanted to check with the experts here to make sure i'm doing it right... i've never done this before so your comments/criticism/jokes are welcome...

- start back filling with dirt to top of pipe
- add gravel
- add that quickrete stuff from home depot (following their directions, of course)

is it possible to just go right to the quickrete without the dirt and/or gravel?

also, i'm planning on putting in a bathroom in the basement in a few years... should i take steps to prep for that now or just dig it up again then?

thanks.

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Old 12-09-2012, 06:54 AM   #2
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You need to bed that on gravel-----and Yes---get the plumbing rough done for the future basement now.

It appears that there is no floor now---

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Old 12-09-2012, 07:00 AM   #3
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i'm planning on putting in a bathroom in the basement in a few years... should i take steps to prep for that now or just dig it up again then?
I about spit my breakfast out when I read this. You could dig it up in "a few years" as you say and then add the rough in for the bathroom but why?

Do you need the practice busting up concrete/digging?
Do you not have the money now to do the rough in?

To each his own.
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- Do all rough-in now, forget digging up the floor in a few years, total nonsense
- Verify your Muni allows PVC in-ground, some do, some don't
- Install a gravel bed under and around the PVC pipe completely, lay a membrane over the PVC prior to pouring cement so cement doesn't make direct contact
- make sure the pipe has proper slope
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Old 12-09-2012, 11:48 PM   #5
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thanks for all the replies...

will try to cover up that area with some plywood... will that pass a Temp CO inspection? i'm definitely gonna try to do the rough-in if i can find the time... i've got a thousand other things to take care of for this inspection...
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Old 12-10-2012, 08:05 PM   #6
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That pipe needs to be deeper! Seriously if you pour over that it will only be what 2" under the concrete? That is to close! It could freeze or get nailed into when you frame.

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