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Old 09-16-2013, 11:35 PM   #16
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Can I reroute a drain with 90 degree bends?


Thanks. I guess the real question is, how do I reframe this section with a header AND have enough room to route the plumbing? This is turning out to be a pain. We just wanted to open up the wall to make it look more open!!

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Thanks. I guess the real question is, how do I reframe this section with a header AND have enough room to route the plumbing? This is turning out to be a pain. We just wanted to open up the wall to make it look more open!!
In your scenario for the size of the opening you want you cant have a header at the top with the pipe in the way. You have to move that entire drain or vent. You still have not addressed what it is. In either case if you want to put a header there, drain or vent, it needs to be moved.

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Bummer. It's a drain. This drain comes straight across the top of that entry way in between the rafters then down the wall as shown.
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what you want to do is very possible, ive done it many times, take a creative contractor both plumbing and G/C for many years i worked with a high end re modeler that was always coming up with crazy designs this situation was always coming up. and we did them legally( up to code ). get an experienced carpenter and plumber it will get done.
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what you want to do is very possible, ive done it many times
Do tell how then.

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get an experienced carpenter and plumber it will get done.
That must be how.
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Bummer. It's a drain. This drain comes straight across the top of that entry way in between the rafters then down the wall as shown.
Solution is simple: drain needs to be moved
Getting to the solution is a little harder but like Javilles said an experienced plumber should be able to do it.
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Bummer. It's a drain. This drain comes straight across the top of that entry way in between the rafters then down the wall as shown.
Can you add a line showing where the pipe goes once it's up in the ceiling?

What about making the size of the opening different? As in just make the area near the diagonal entry a bit wider, possibly by reframing the wall there. But that's going to depend a lot on which way the drain line reaches the point above what's visible on the picture you posted.
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I really doubt your dealing with a bearing wall for the following reasons.
Your picture shows a heat grill that tells me the joist run perpendicular to your wall
Also they usually use the outside wall as a bearing wall. I see windows and a door.

So I would not panic.
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Could you use 2 45's at the top to "center it" in the section you want to make a window and two 45's towards the bottom to get it back to the existing and then close up the center portion and make two slightly smaller windows out of the opened up space. Not exactly what you had envisioned but it will open it up a little and you wouldnt have to redo electrical.
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Ok, back again.

Since I now know this is not a load bearing wall, I **think** this should be relatively easy now.

My thoughts - long sweep 90 at the first turn to get horizontal, med sweep to get vertical, long sweep 90 to get horizontal again, followed by a med sweep to connect in. Is this plan sound?

The existing pipe is schedule 40 3". I saw some thinner PVC as well as this stuff at HD. What's the difference between the thicker and the thinner walled pipe? Can either type be used for my application here?

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That'll work, but I'd look at using 45's at the base offset. That's just me though. I like to offset using 45's when running drainage pipe.

You need to use the sch. 40 DWV PVC pipe. The lighter pipe will have a smaller OD and is for exterior use only
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Good idea about using the 45s on the bottom, since I have room.

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22s at the top you may have room, 90 and a 90 will create a flat spot. your gonna bind and the bottom if you force pitch at the 90s.
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22s at the top you may have room, 90 and a 90 will create a flat spot. your gonna bind and the bottom if you force pitch at the 90s.
Can you draw this for me so I can see what you mean?

Do you mean long sweep 90 to 22 to 45 to 45 to 45?
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I really doubt your dealing with a bearing wall for the following reasons.
Your picture shows a heat grill that tells me the joist run perpendicular to your wall
Also they usually use the outside wall as a bearing wall. I see windows and a door.

So I would not panic.
Well since there is plumbing running down through it Id say chances are very good that theres another wall directly above it and whatever plumbing that line is feeding,which says load bearing wall to me anyway.
Atleast check it out first.

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