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Old 04-11-2012, 01:26 AM   #1
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I have a partially finished basement and would like to add a kitchen with sink in a particular location.

Where I would like to add the sink there is a clean out. I think this clean out is either a 1.5" or 2" (I haven't had a chance to get a good look at it as it is currently behind a desk). Is there any way that i could add the kitchen sink drain to this clean out?

I believe this cleanout is on the side of the house that has the laundry room two floors up. There is no other plumbing on that side of the house.

Does anybody have any suggestions as to how to add a drain in this line? Or I guess the first question should be can I do this?

Thanks for any and all help.

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Old 04-11-2012, 01:29 AM   #2
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pics would help.

and you would not want to use a clean out for a drain. you'd want to leave that clean out for when a clean out is needed.

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Old 04-11-2012, 10:18 AM   #3
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Thanks for reply bbo.

I was going to take a picture however it would only show a cleanout access and drywall. The actual piping is behind the drywall. Maybe I can describe it a bit futher.

The only piping involved in this part of the plumbing is a washing machine on the top floor, the piping from this drops from the top floor to the basement into the subfloor. Near the basment floor (on the vertical wall) there is a cleanout.

I wouldn't want to necessarily replace the cleanout with a drain but sort of add to it. i.e. have some sort of splitter (with cleanout and drain) or add the drain access above (or below) the cleanout access.

Again thanks for any and all help.

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Anybody have any suggestions?

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You'd have to open the wall and cut in a wye to the existing stack for your drain and run a vent pile up the wall right next to the existing is fine and cut it in above the laundry room.
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Thanks for the reply Evstarr.


I was hoping it was a much simpler solution. This sounds like a huge project to run a vent pipe 2 floors up! Also the laundry room is the top of the drain stack as far as i can tell.

I'm still having difficult time understanding this venting. I get the general principal behind it but where the vent lines need to be installed eludes me.

To me it seems that if the existing line is a drain for the washing machine on the top floor. why can't i add another drain on the basement? The venting should already be there should it not?
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It's possible that you could wet vent it, but it depends on the size of the pipe and venting already installed. And what your AHJ has for requirements
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I thought about wet venting, but how would you do that if the two drains are two floors apart?
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what about using an AAV (air admittance valve)?
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I thought about wet venting, but how would you do that if the two drains are two floors apart?
It's not the distance, in this case, it's what you're draining at the highest point. And the drain pipes have to be 2 inch or larger. Hopefully a pro will chime in, if I'm wrong, but what I interpreted from the code is the existing drain has to be a minimum 2 inches and the DFU of the appliances at the highest point of that arm can't be more than 4.

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