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Old 06-19-2011, 07:27 PM   #16
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Abs is not used in this area---only PVC ,so I am not used to looking at the black abs---

Our codes are very restrictive here.

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Old 11-12-2011, 10:30 PM   #17
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Well, after a mere 5 months I figure I'd get started on this thing!

Personally I wanted to take down everything but the wall shared with the bedroom, but time constraints are having a devastating effect on the WAF. I will still try to convince her to let me raise the ceiling though. I have no idea why anyone would put in a 6'6" ceiling when there is nothing in the way of the 7'6" joists??

Heres the question. The toilet drain is directly under it like I thought, but shouldn't be an issue. It's 9" from the top of the pipe to the top of the concrete. The question is can I just trap it and dump it in that pipe, or should I chip out more crete and go to the main line?
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Old 11-13-2011, 05:08 AM   #18
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Tape out the location of the shower and post another picture-----

You should be able to at a Y and possibly a vent then the P trap.
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Old 11-13-2011, 10:26 AM   #19
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Old 11-13-2011, 03:41 PM   #20
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Open the floor to the center of the shower---add a y---2" and bring the pipe 9and P-trap) to the center.

Are you using a premade base?
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Old 11-13-2011, 04:19 PM   #21
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Sorry, i may have confused ya at some point. It will be a tub with shower surround, the drain goes directly to the hole.

Also with the vent stack 5 or so feet away is it necessary to individually vent the tub? The occasionally knowledgeable people at the local building center told me it was not necessary. While the vent is close, I have no way of seeing exactly how it connects to the toilet. Is it common for a toilet to be connected to the vent in the concrete?

Thanks for the insight Mike, if you were closer I'd take you out for a beer, haha.

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Old 11-13-2011, 06:14 PM   #22
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If there is a vent within 5 feet you are code---some areas even allow 6 feet----

I'm a little slow in the upstairs some times---tub uses 1 1/2" pipe----Mike----

Thanks for the offer of a beer--that sound refreshing.
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Old 11-13-2011, 06:22 PM   #23
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Haha, no problem. I am under 5ft, so that drops some work. Speaking of dropping, I just did that to the ceiling, now I can 'raise the roof'. Yes... I'm a little lacking in the sleep department, haha.

I am cutting a section out to drop in a 3"x3"x1 1/2" sanitary T. Just about to make the first cut. After tonight it will likely be about a week before I work on this thing again as am driving my truck 13hrs to drop it off for some winter time modifications... Then back at this sprint of a Reno.

You between Regina Sk, and Minneapolis, Mike?
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Old 11-13-2011, 06:40 PM   #24
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No closer to Chicago---It gets to cold up there for me----Those folks are a tough and hardy bunch!
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Old 12-05-2011, 11:14 PM   #25
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Update after a long dry spell. Cut into plumbing and added 1 1/2" sanitary T for tub drain. From the tub, through a trap, through a check valve (just for fun) then into the main line for this half of the house. Recovered with concrete, and installed tub. Also framed some walls, pretty much ready for drywall, just a few small touches and a fan/light.
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Looking like the end is in sight!

Just a tip---add some blocking to the tub surround area--for safety grab rails---handy to have if a time ever comes that the tub will be used by someone who needs them--The grab rails don't need to go in until you have a need--but the blocking will be there waiting---
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One step forward, 2 steps back. Opened up the wall to the left of the vanity to run wiring for the fan and install a GFI plug... Mold, a lot of it.

I had too rip out the vanity and remove the rest of that wall. Too bad I never knew this before, not needing to remove the vanity was part of the decision not to rebuild the entire wall behind the vanity. No time to do that anymore as the drywall guy was booked for today. Pulled a 24hr shift last night between the day job and the Reno to get the fan mounted, electrical hooked up and misc other things done. Bathroom and bedroom are now sheeted.
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Are you installing the shower mixer valve soon?

Don't use drywall mud on the inside corners of the tub surround---or that horizontal seam--

Only mud the ceiling corners and the junction of the drywall to the board---

wet areas will get tiling mesh when you set the tile----drywall mud dissolves when wet--so no drywall mud in the wet part of the tub area.
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Old 12-11-2011, 05:52 AM   #29
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The bathroom backs onto the boiler room so I have permanent access to the back of the wall. I plan on installing a standard plastic shower surround, tile won't be for a couple years. I contracted out the drywall job and not sure exactly what his plan is, but I did see a roll of mesh tape in his supplies.
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Old 12-11-2011, 06:07 AM   #30
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Check that design of the plastic tub surround----most are attached right to the studs---then dry walled

Most surrounds have a nailing flange around the outside --then the drywall goes in and hides the flange--

you might have the cart before the horse---however--you look like you are set for tile-------Mike--

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