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Old 04-30-2012, 07:07 PM   #1
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I'm trying to install a bathroom in my basement however I ran into a snag trying to connect to the sewer line. Under the slab it's all 3'' elbows and a wye with 1.5. Any suggestions on how to connect into this? Thanks.
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Can you post a picture farther back, showing where the 2" goes, and where it goes upward.

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You're going to have to dig farther back to the pipe that exits the house. Then,
1) attach your new fittings (as needed) to that pipe
2) accommodate the existing drain needs as well when you do that work.

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gregzoll, here is another picture. Thanks.

tarheelterp, thanks for your reply.
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No I am curious even more. Who in the H*** plumbed that mess. How many times have you had the line clogged, or slow down, due to that S curve.

Now, I want to see where that mess goes upwards. Can you post more pic's, due to appears that it needs to be torn out and redone properly, from the little I have seen at this point.
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Amazingly enough it has not been a source of problems.
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No I am curious even more. Who in the H*** plumbed that mess. How many times have you had the line clogged, or slow down, due to that S curve.
what greg is saying is that it should look more like this:
(ignore that 2" at a cockeyed angle)
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dig further back and redue the plumbing so you can get rid of that mess...don't worry so much about the 2" it will be fine its the 3" that needs the most attention....ben...
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Thanks guys! I got some digging to do!
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Also, make sure that you slope that 2" up on top, since it appears to just be straight horizontal. Depending on if you had to take a permit out to do the work, you may have to update it, due to the new "fun" in fixing someone else's mistake.

But, look at it this way. At least they did not use a bunch of couplings and miss-matched chopped off pieces, etc. when they did it originally.
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gregzoll, here is another picture. Thanks.

tarheelterp, thanks for your reply.
What were they smoking when they laid that mess out?
Since its all exposed Id redo the groundwork so you can bring your other plumbing straight down the wall and cut in an extra wye to bring the basement plumbing into.
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