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Old 12-06-2008, 03:02 PM   #1
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I'm remodeling my bathroom and I just realized I put the waste vent and pipe in the same 6" wall that I have to put the light switch. I can't install the light switch and waste pipe in the same wall because the won't fit. I can easily move the waste vent to the ceiling but I'd rather not move the waste pipe through the floor because I'd have to cut holes in all the joists again.

I want to run the waste pipe high enough to accept the waste from the sink then run the waste vent at a 45 degree angle though the 2x4 then up to the vent in the attic. Then run the electrical next to the waste drain that goes through the floor. Can I put the electrical and waste pipe next to each other? Is there another way?

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Can I put the electrical and waste pipe next to each other?
Absolutely. This is NOT an issue.

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You can also run wires close to the pipes that are involved. Just make sure you use some 10mil tape wrapped around the plumbing pipes where the wires either touch, or are in close proximity.

It should look something like this:

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You can also run wires close to the pipes that are involved. Just make sure you use some 10mil tape wrapped around the plumbing pipes where the wires either touch, or are in close proximity.

It should look something like this:

Why????
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Why????
I have had to tape copper pipes where MC cable passes them, but never for romex.
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Standard practice in San Francisco. The inspectors won't pass us without taping water/gas pipes that are really close/or touching electrical wires like Romex.

Too many stories to tell about San Franpsycho really.

We failed an inspection once for running a telephone wire through 2 feet of PVC to get through a wall. Had to rip it all out (the whole wire 100ft, too) and put a 2ft metal conduit through it instead (Cost us $2000).

Why? "Because that is how it is done in San Francisco."

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Standard practice in San Francisco. The inspectors won't pass us without taping water/gas pipes that are really close/or touching electrical wires like Romex.

Too many stories to tell about San Franpsycho really.

We failed an inspection once for running a telephone wire through 2 feet of PVC to get through a wall. Had to rip it all out (the whole wire 100ft, too) and put a 2ft metal conduit through it instead (Cost us $2000).

Why? "Because that is how it is done in San Francisco."
Good enough answer!
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Why? "Because that is how it is done in San Francisco."
OK, but if you are going to give advice from an area with some odd requirements I think it would help if you state this in your replies.
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OK, but if you are going to give advice from an area with some odd requirements I think it would help if you state this in your replies.
I think you got it backwards. I think the original poster needs to put his location in his post.

I have my location in my profile.

There is nothing wrong with posting 'above code' suggestions when the original thread starter posts no location.


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