Need Help With Washer Drain/Can Of Worms - Plumbing - DIY Home Improvement | DIYChatroom


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

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

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-02-2008, 08:20 PM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 729
Rewards Points: 500
Default

Need Help With Washer Drain/Can of Worms


I pulled the wall out in the basement and found this can of worms. The drain pipe just above the p trap was rotted, so I decided to cut it off. When I did the bottom part where it threads in was rotted also and the pipe just came out with the vibration of the reciprocating saw. My question, how can this be repaired, the bottom of the pipe seems to bee good, I poured water down and it drains. How can I repair this, the bottom seems to be 3 inc, and above the ptrap, which is the vent is 2 inc. Ron where are you?? Thanks guys.
Attached Thumbnails
Need Help With Washer Drain/Can of Worms-drain-1.jpg   Need Help With Washer Drain/Can of Worms-drain-3.jpg   Need Help With Washer Drain/Can of Worms-drain-4.jpg   Need Help With Washer Drain/Can of Worms-drain-5.jpg   Need Help With Washer Drain/Can of Worms-drain-6.jpg  


Advertisement


Last edited by helpless handyman; 02-02-2008 at 08:54 PM.
helpless handyman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2008, 09:22 PM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 73
Rewards Points: 75
Default

Need Help With Washer Drain/Can of Worms


Cut the tee out, put a 2" no hub band on on the reamaining nipple and a 2" x 1 1/2 no hub band on the pipe above and reconnect the dots in PVC. Also put a new 2" pvc p-trap in.

In the diagram below visualize the black pipe as your galvanized pipe. Same concept.




Parts:
- 2" DWV pvc pipe
- 2" pvc sanitary tee
- 2" pvc p-trap
- 2" no hub band
- 2" x 1 1/2" no hub band
- pvc glue

Advertisement


Last edited by dyier; 02-02-2008 at 09:36 PM.
dyier is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2008, 09:40 PM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 729
Rewards Points: 500
Default

Need Help With Washer Drain/Can of Worms


dyier, the bottom of the tee is larger than 2inc, seems like 3 inc pipe and above tee its 2 inc.**If you look at the top part of the tee, it has a bushing to reduce the 3 inc to 2inc. I believe I can't get 3 inc pvc? **The bottom of the tee is definately 3 inc.**Thanks

Last edited by helpless handyman; 02-02-2008 at 09:43 PM.
helpless handyman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2008, 10:02 PM   #4
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 73
Rewards Points: 75
Default

Need Help With Washer Drain/Can of Worms


Quote:
Originally Posted by helpless handyman View Post
dyier, the bottom of the tee is larger than 2inc, seems like 3 inc pipe and above tee its 2 inc.**If you look at the top part of the tee, it has a bushing to reduce the 3 inc to 2inc. I believe I can't get 3 inc pvc? **The bottom of the tee is definately 3 inc.**Thanks
I'm sorry, then use a 3" x 2" no hub band on the bottom and a 2" no hub band on the top pipe and plumb in between in 2" DWV pvc pipe and fittings.

Just make sure you cut the old tee out right below it to save that little bit of 3" to accept the 3" x 2" band.
dyier is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2008, 10:14 PM   #5
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 729
Rewards Points: 500
Default

Need Help With Washer Drain/Can of Worms


Thanks, eventually I am going to frame that back wall but not know. How high should that p trap be, it's going to be a washer drain? Also I would like to add that waste and water line gizmo, the one that brings the water lines and the drain concealed in a square plastic.
helpless handyman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2008, 11:12 PM   #6
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 73
Rewards Points: 75
Default

Need Help With Washer Drain/Can of Worms


You are limited to what you have, so off the tee I would run your horizontal run then p-trap far enough over so a washer box won't hit the vent pipe. You should have between 18" to 24" of verticle stand pipe off the p-trap wether or not you use the box to put your washing machine discharge hose in.
dyier is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2008, 11:26 PM   #7
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 729
Rewards Points: 500
Default

Need Help With Washer Drain/Can of Worms


Thanks dyier, I got it I will go to the plumbing place tomorrow. Also how high from the floor should the ptrap be?
helpless handyman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2008, 11:35 PM   #8
Journeyman Plumber
 
Ron The Plumber's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Eugene, Oregon
Posts: 1,994
Rewards Points: 1,000
Default

Need Help With Washer Drain/Can of Worms


Min 6" to bottom of trap off the floor.
__________________
Fix it right the first time, so you won't have to fix it a 2nd time.

2008 Oregon Specialty Plumbing Codes
Ron The Plumber is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2008, 11:39 PM   #9
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 73
Rewards Points: 75
Default

Need Help With Washer Drain/Can of Worms


Quote:
Originally Posted by helpless handyman View Post
Thanks dyier, I got it I will go to the plumbing place tomorrow. Also how high from the floor should the ptrap be?
Just have enough pvc on the bottom of your new pvc tee to fit all the way into the new no hub band should be plenty good.

I would cut the old out first then go buy your new parts. If by chance you loosen the nipple going into the hub when cutting do not panic. It is an old lead joint. Just take an old dull chisel and hammer and hammer down the old lead around the inside of the hub. You most likely will not have that problem, but hey, it's plumbing.

Last edited by dyier; 02-02-2008 at 11:43 PM.
dyier is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2008, 07:51 PM   #10
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 729
Rewards Points: 500
Default

Need Help With Washer Drain/Can of Worms


Thanks guys, everything went well, or should I say this went well. Got to cut it below the tee, and install everything. Now I have a serious problem, that same pipe (vent) swings around the corner wall, then goes another 5 ft and ties into a 2 inc stack. That same stack goes down into the basement concrete slab. On the floor next to the concrete, the pipe has rotted. 3 feet from there in another 2 inc pipe that suppose to be the basement sink drain, same problem pipe is rotted on the concrete floor. Never saw this coming, basement was finished when I purchashed. My question, next weekend I am going to attempt to jack hammer the concrete floor to see how far down this pipe is bad. Can it be replaced with pvc? Also, when finishing the floor with concrete, will it harm the pvc pipe? Should I try to cut a piece of the 4 inc stack in the ground and replace with PVC and use no hub fittings? This has me worried...Thanks guys, this has really become a can of worms

Last edited by helpless handyman; 02-03-2008 at 07:54 PM.
helpless handyman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2008, 08:04 PM   #11
Journeyman Plumber
 
Ron The Plumber's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Eugene, Oregon
Posts: 1,994
Rewards Points: 1,000
Default

Need Help With Washer Drain/Can of Worms


Quote:
Originally Posted by helpless handyman View Post
My question, next weekend I am going to attempt to jack hammer the concrete floor to see how far down this pipe is bad. Can it be replaced with pvc? Also, when finishing the floor with concrete, will it harm the pvc pipe? Should I try to cut a piece of the 4 inc stack in the ground and replace with PVC and use no hub fittings? This has me worried...Thanks guys, this has really become a can of worms

Yes you can use pvc pipe.

Protect the pipe with some type of pipe wrap so cement will not be in contact with it.

I'd see how far the pipe is bad and then decide after you get to that point.
__________________
Fix it right the first time, so you won't have to fix it a 2nd time.

2008 Oregon Specialty Plumbing Codes
Ron The Plumber is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2008, 08:10 PM   #12
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 729
Rewards Points: 500
Default

Need Help With Washer Drain/Can of Worms


Thanks, will do What type of pipe wrap should I use? Where can I purchase it?
helpless handyman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2008, 08:49 PM   #13
Journeyman Plumber
 
Ron The Plumber's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Eugene, Oregon
Posts: 1,994
Rewards Points: 1,000
Default

Need Help With Washer Drain/Can of Worms


Foam pipe wrap, get it at any plumbing supply house.

Advertisement

__________________
Fix it right the first time, so you won't have to fix it a 2nd time.

2008 Oregon Specialty Plumbing Codes
Ron The Plumber is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
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
Pressure Washer Question DIYchick Tools 8 02-05-2008 06:44 PM
Drywell for washer? AppleMac*Fit Plumbing 3 01-01-2008 09:30 PM
Water leaking in garage everytime we use washer! Please Help shigyrl217 Plumbing 3 12-16-2007 08:03 PM
Washer drain peloncito Appliances 7 08-04-2007 01:56 AM
Location of 220 and 110 outlets for dryer and washer JAJJ Electrical 2 08-07-2006 10:16 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts