Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Plumbing

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 04-14-2012, 08:13 PM   #61
retired elect/hvac/plumb
 
plummen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: south east of omaha/The island of misfit contractors
Posts: 2,902
Rewards Points: 2
Share |
Default

do they make a tee or wye that...


Quote:
Originally Posted by Jackofall1 View Post
You haven't seen mean unless you have spent some time with the journeymen I apprenticed with..........

Things like climbing to the top of a 130 Ft tall grain drier and then the guy says he forgot his screwdriver in the truck........and you need to go get it, now.

Mark
The guy I started with as an apperentice 30 plus years ago would have thrown a screwdriver off the top of the silo just to watch you go get it!

__________________
"facts" have no relevance to this discusion
Posting from a concrete bunker under a non descript barn
plummen is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2012, 03:18 AM   #62
Thread killer
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Southwestern Ontario, Canada
Posts: 291
Rewards Points: 0
Default

do they make a tee or wye that...


Quote:
Originally Posted by dwcopple View Post
I have done so, looked under the sinks, behind the shower access panel, been in the attic too. Nothing is vented. drains work fine. Neighbor said that back in the mid 80's is when they hooked our neighborhood up to city sewer. Prior to that it was septic.
Its possible your main stack is the only venting. That would mean you're wet vented below code, but the system could still work. It's more likely that your vents are tied in behind your finished walls and can't be seen.
Canucker is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2012, 06:54 AM   #63
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Ohio
Posts: 2,546
Rewards Points: 0
Default

do they make a tee or wye that...


Quote:
Originally Posted by dwcopple View Post
here is where I need to put one. It is 8 3/8" from the top of the current wye to the floorboard.
Not trying to bust chops but where is the "current wye" you are referring to in the above quote?

Is it what I have pointed to in green below?
Attached Thumbnails
do they make a tee or wye that...-img_20120409_163523.jpg  
hammerlane is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2012, 12:09 PM   #64
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 98
Rewards Points: 0
Default

do they make a tee or wye that...


sorry I don't know the correct plumbing terminology, I am not a plumber. I know physical therapy, that is what I do. I could boggle your mind with terms too. Anyways, here is the pics proving that my system is not vented anywhere except the main stack
kitchen sink and disposal drains into basement-no vent



bathroom vanity sink drains into basement with no vent


bathtub/shower drains into basement-no vent



toilet drains into basement with no vent


everything works and drains fine as it should.
dwcopple is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2012, 12:23 PM   #65
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Ohio
Posts: 2,546
Rewards Points: 0
Default

do they make a tee or wye that...


Quote:
Originally Posted by dwcopple View Post
sorry I don't know the correct plumbing terminology, I am not a plumber. I know physical therapy, that is what I do. I could boggle your mind with terms too.
Looks like a few S-traps.

Wasnt trying to boggle anything. Just pointing it out because theres a difference on when a San T can be used and when a Wye can be used. Wasnt sure if I was missing something in your posts.

But dont think you could boggle my mind with PT terms.
Attached Thumbnails
do they make a tee or wye that...-proper-placemet-wye-san-t.jpg  

Last edited by hammerlane; 04-15-2012 at 12:29 PM.
hammerlane is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2012, 01:41 PM   #66
retired elect/hvac/plumb
 
plummen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: south east of omaha/The island of misfit contractors
Posts: 2,902
Rewards Points: 2
Default

do they make a tee or wye that...


I personally would replace the stack starting at bottem and work my way up then find a way to revent the fixtures the flood rim of highest fixture into the stack.
If nothing else Id atleast find a way to eliminate the s-traps and repipe them for p-traps and trailer vents on each fixture which I really dont like,but those are your optains seeing how the fixtures arent vented at all as things stand.
__________________
"facts" have no relevance to this discusion
Posting from a concrete bunker under a non descript barn
plummen is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2012, 02:50 PM   #67
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: ohio
Posts: 1,093
Rewards Points: 0
Default

do they make a tee or wye that...


is the pipe going straight up the vent and has nothing draining through it on the floor above? assuming it is and that is why you want to tap saniflow vent there with a t and put discharge below all that is there for saniflow drain. it would work , but it is not correct since the vent that is there is for all the fixtures on floor above which all work but not done correctly "with the use of s traps and vents not in correct distances from trap of each fixture".
here is what i see the drains at one time where copper and cast iron to start then city sewer came along and probably copper drains started going bad and one repair to the next and none done correctly to new code. is it a health issue i say no, but is it correct i say no,will it give you slow drains and issues down the road i say yes.
now here is the reason why the saniflo vent is not supposed to go where you want it and why it should go 4 inches above flood rim of fixtures that work off of existing vent. say main line gets clogged and backs up. it would fill up pipe all the way up to the flood rim of fixtures on floor above causing the saniflow drain and then vent to fill up which in return could clog saniflow vent and etc.
but would that happen in your case no since there is a wash tub in basement which in return would relieve clogged sewer from getting to upstairs fixtures and vents.
so would it work i say yes,is it correct i say no not by a long shot. it is your house so you get to choose what to do but i will fill sorry for the person down the road who has to fix or pay to have fixed all of it to get it done correctly
__________________
"be careful at listening to just one persons advise" said me
"be careful at listening to just one persons advise" said myself
p.s. not all i say is a fact but not all i say is my opinion.
jaydevries is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2012, 03:24 PM   #68
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 98
Rewards Points: 0
Default

do they make a tee or wye that...


okay, thanks for the honest advice, details, and opinion. You can see in the pic that I have moved the kitchen sink drain and used that "san-t" for my vent on the sanipro. As far as fixing it all or "having it done correctly", it has worked well for over 20 yrs this way so not sure why shelling out money to fix what isn't broken (nor can anyone seem to explain what is going to break) seems pointless. I do appreciate the help though guys, to those that gave it.
dwcopple is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2012, 09:39 PM   #69
Doing it myself
 
Alan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Crescent City, CA
Posts: 3,750
Rewards Points: 0
Send a message via AIM to Alan Send a message via MSN to Alan
Default

do they make a tee or wye that...


Quote:
Originally Posted by dwcopple View Post
You can see in the pic that I have moved the kitchen sink drain and used that "san-t" for my vent on the sanipro.
In that case, your sanitary tee needs to be flipped over.

Sorry, i'm not going to explain why, I just like insulting your work.
__________________
Journeyman Plumber
Alan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2012, 05:37 AM   #70
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Ohio
Posts: 2,546
Rewards Points: 0
Default

do they make a tee or wye that...


Quote:
Originally Posted by dwcopple View Post
You can see in the pic that I have moved the kitchen sink drain and used that "san-t" for my vent on the sanipro.
Which pic should we be able to see this in??
hammerlane is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2012, 06:12 AM   #71
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 98
Rewards Points: 0
Default

do they make a tee or wye that...


Quote:
Originally Posted by hammerlane View Post
Which pic should we be able to see this in??
second to last
dwcopple is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2012, 02:51 PM   #72
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 513
Rewards Points: 0
Default

do they make a tee or wye that...


No one said anything was "going to break". What we've been trying to explain is that it "could" affect drainage. And it "might" flood
Evstarr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2012, 03:03 PM   #73
moderator
 
TheEplumber's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Idaho
Posts: 6,876
Rewards Points: 26
Default

do they make a tee or wye that...


FYI- plastic pipe needs to be supported every 4ft.

__________________
VOTE NOW!
When posting in forums, letting us know your location will help others give better feedback/advice/solutions to your questions
TheEplumber is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to TheEplumber For This Useful Post:
dwcopple (04-16-2012)
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How do you make a shower base for a oversized shower nateyro Kitchen & Bath Remodeling 4 01-17-2012 09:39 PM
How to make a custom floor transition chuckp27 Flooring 9 12-02-2011 10:48 AM
FREE plans/instructions for easy to make Magic Box! DangerMouse General DIY Discussions 5 07-23-2009 04:14 PM
Want to make cuts in cabinet walls to put in shelfs humberguy Carpentry 3 07-09-2009 09:07 PM
How to make room for humidifier zunk HVAC 3 02-24-2009 05:00 AM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.