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Old 02-27-2012, 03:09 PM   #16
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Thank you guys so much!!

It confirmed my thoughts and fears - I will get all of my courage together and have a conversation with the installer. At least now I understand what I am looking at!!

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Old 02-27-2012, 03:24 PM   #17
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Thank you guys so much!!

It confirmed my thoughts and fears - I will get all of my courage together and have a conversation with the installer. At least now I understand what I am looking at!!
Be tactful and good luck, keep us posted
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Old 02-27-2012, 03:35 PM   #18
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Flat out answer - I would NEVER put my name on that job... I would NEVER do a job like that.

Call them back, have it fixed and Id make them rectify it on THEIR dime, not yours. That wasnt a plumber, because thats a complete hack job in my opinion - Just because they can glue pipe together doesnt make someone a plumber...

The BX (what you called metal conduit) shouldnt be cut like that.
The flex pipe tailpiece doesnt need to be there and SHOULDNT be to be honest.
EVERYTHING is crooked and who the hell glues/dopes a threaded fitting like that?

Call them back. have them send a REAL plumber to fix it. Have THEM pay for it because THEY screwed it up by hiring whoever their "plumber" is...
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Old 02-27-2012, 05:05 PM   #19
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I don't see anything in that picture that is correct, other than they used pvc.... yea.
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Update:

After sending the pics and all of the info I learned here to the Granite company - they refunded my $250 and now I am on my own to get a real plumbing job!!

Thanks everyone!!! Success!!

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We gave you a list of concerns- Now we can help you do it right- pocket the money and we'll walk you through it if you'd like
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We gave you a list of concerns- Now we can help you do it right- pocket the money and we'll walk you through it if you'd like
You know - I had a notion to try it.

I know I could do the electric to the disposal. I think I could do most of the rest.

Questions:

1, Without the flex pipe - how can I line up rigid PVC to replace that Ptrap? What are some of the tricks of the trade to get this to work?

2. For the horizontal pipe going from disposal to drain - how do I slope that if it is rigid? In other words, if the connection on the disposal is straight horizontal, how can I make that pvc pipe grade down to the drain?

These are the two that are making me hesitant....

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1, Without the flex pipe - how can I line up rigid PVC to replace that Ptrap? What are some of the tricks of the trade to get this to work?

2. For the horizontal pipe going from disposal to drain - how do I slope that if it is rigid? In other words, if the connection on the disposal is straight horizontal, how can I make that pvc pipe grade down to the drain?
1. The p-trap can spin/move from side to side. This movement coupled with a longer drain elbow (the part that goes into the wall) should allow you to get everything to line up.

2. The slope only has to be very slight - 1/4" per foot. The seals used for the connections will allow for this.
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Oh and you will want to eliminate that ridiculous studor vent and tap back into the vent pipe. The studor wont even work right since its below the drain level of the sink.
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Just an innocent observer here...what's the purpose of the vent? is it required? why doesn't the drain act as a vent when it hits the vertical drain-waste-vent in the wall?
I've never seen one under a sink before. Of course, I've only been under 10 or so sinks in my life.
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Just an innocent observer here...what's the purpose of the vent? is it required? why doesn't the drain act as a vent when it hits the vertical drain-waste-vent in the wall?
I've never seen one under a sink before. Of course, I've only been under 10 or so sinks in my life.
A vent is required to prevent the p-trap from siphoning itself out when it's draining. This prevents sewer gas from entering the house.


The reasoning for a mechanical vent is sometimes as simple as not wanting to have a roof penetration there, and can be complicated if the building framing is such that a vent cannot travel inside of the wall to a point where it can go through the roof.
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Ok, that makes sense. So, if there IS a vent to the roof, then this undersink vent is unnecessary?
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Ok, that makes sense. So, if there IS a vent to the roof, then this undersink vent is unnecessary?
You got it.

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