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Old 04-27-2013, 07:45 PM   #1
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Ok so first off I apologize If Im In the wrong section, its hard navigating the mobile app for me. But here it is, I have to replace a problem drain pipe that's copper and Its corroded with a hole in it. My question, if I cut out the old copper "Y" where It connects to the main, can I replace it with a pvc "Y" attached to the copper pipe with those rubber boot couplings by code? My reason for concern is because the main is vertical and I would essentially be placing pvc between two sections of copper. Making me concerned with the weight on top of the pvc "Y"

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My first instinct would be to get out the J.B. Weld.

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From the main it starts out 1 1/2 copper then steps down to 1 1/4 copper and enters a 1 1/2 drum trap via a reducer. Then comes out 1 1/2 copper and transistions to 1 1/2 pvc and ties into a 1 1/4 copper drain for the tub
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Instead of cutting out the part at the main. I was thinking of coupling on to the 1 1/2 copper coming from the main drain and piping the rest to the tub in 1 1/2 pvc just to make it uniform
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Is that acceptable?
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The garden hose will be more of a code issue. Is that all vent stack from the y up? It is likely secured in place somewhere in the wall. Those rubber couplings are for a pipe to pipe connection and not useful for fittings.

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