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Old 11-20-2008, 10:09 PM   #1
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A lesson learned - don't make my mistake and a pvc drain question

Well, last night, while trying to upgrade my plumbing, I went to bleed out the supply lines and the main shutoff by reoving the bleeder cap. I popped the cap off and it went flying.. i lost it. No big deal.... until the pressure never, ever let up. 15 minutes later... I looked at it closely... The main shutoff was good. I knew this because I had my lines open, with nothing coming out while the main was off. Guess what... The asshold that installed the main shutoff had installed it backwards. The bleeder cap was on the wrong side.... it would never stop until i got a new cap..... did I mention it was 1 AM... no supply houses would open until 630... well, in case this happens to you, here's what i did: I ran a garden hose from the main to the basement floor drain and held it at bay until the supply house opened up.

My questions:

I'm installing a new stack. From the vanity and the kitchen sink drains, should I Run 2 inch drains from the stack, or 1.5 inch? Can I run 1.5 inch PVC and link it to 2 inch pvc and run it to the stack?

Also, with the tub drain, can i run a 1.5 inch drain and trap and tie it into 2" then into the stack?

whats the preferred / code way of doing it?

thanks 1,000,000!


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