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Old 10-03-2012, 10:27 AM   #1
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Can anyone suggest a website where i can find detailed diagrams of undersink plumbing, toilet drains, shower drains and supply piping, washer drains, and "rules" of residential plumbing?

ive asked this before and was told to buy a book on plumbing from HD or lowes and i went up there, there wasnt a single book that had anything to do with plumbing. i need a website, please! My dad was supposed to fix all of the plumbing for my house but he just got a job that will have him gone all day every day and he wont have time.

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Can anyone suggest a website where i can find detailed diagrams of undersink plumbing, toilet drains, shower drains and supply piping, washer drains, and "rules" of residential plumbing?

ive asked this before and was told to buy a book on plumbing from HD or lowes and i went up there, there wasnt a single book that had anything to do with plumbing. i need a website, please! My dad was supposed to fix all of the plumbing for my house but he just got a job that will have him gone all day every day and he wont have time.
You could start here and work your way around (searched diagrams of plumbing systems)

https://www.google.com/webhp?sourcei...w=1441&bih=621

And there is always this

http://www.amazon.com/2009-Internati...mbers+handbook#_

Or you can spend a night in the Holiday Inn, they say you will know everything after just one nights stay......

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Are there no actual websites that offer diagrams of how to replace plumbing? i refuse to believe that every single person who needs to replace the sink trap hires a professional. There has to be some place that will tell me how to do it, with pictures.
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Are there no actual websites that offer diagrams of how to replace plumbing? i refuse to believe that every single person who needs to replace the sink trap hires a professional. There has to be some place that will tell me how to do it, with pictures.
Did you not open the links? there are diagrams in the attachments above.
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if that is all this website has for me in this department i suppose i will have to go to a library or something. I looked at your link and it was not helpful to me. And i dont need a book, i need a website. Something i can keep open in the background while i work. I dont have time to sit here and thumb through search results.
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if that is all this website has for me in this department i suppose i will have to go to a library or something. I looked at your link and it was not helpful to me. And i dont need a book, i need a website. Something i can keep open in the background while i work. I dont have time to sit here and thumb through search results.
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sorry, im at work and i cant sit here and go through search results. I need answers, and this is the second time ive asked this and recieved the same answer both times. most of the time this website is very helpful but i guess on this subject nobody can tell me anything.
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sorry, im at work and i cant sit here and go through search results. I need answers, and this is the second time ive asked this and recieved the same answer both times. most of the time this website is very helpful but i guess on this subject nobody can tell me anything.
Well it sounds to me like a book is exactly what you need as a library is full of exactly that.......books......hmmmm, I attached diagrams of typical installations for all the scenarios you asked for, as well as a link to a book that would be my recommendation to understand the basis of code.

I spent my time looking for you, to attempt to answer your question to the best of my ability, short of drawing pictures. So go to the library study the diagrams, in you guessed it....books.

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I can't believe you couldn't find a plumbing book at HD or Lowes. My local stores each has at least two or three.

Oh, and your attitude needs improvement - the folks here are quite helpful. You should listen to them instead of spouting your "gotta have a website" crap.
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Im sorry but its very irritating that i can post a question about any other subject and i get answers from masters of those trades, but i ask any question about plumbing and all i get is "google it."

i know they are helpful, ive been here a while, i just really need some answers to this question because i need to do the plumbing before any further repairs are made and im running out of time. There were about thirty books in each store, about all subjects except plumbing.

Ive searched This Old House, ive searched just about every home repair website, every repair blog, and nothing. The only diagrams i can find are general, and i need to know what i need to repair the pipes.
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every time i search, this is what i get. Tells me absolutely nothing. i need to see what makes up the connections.
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every time i search, this is what i get. Tells me absolutely nothing. i need to see what makes up the connections.
Then you need to hire somebody to fix your problem. You obviously don't have enough knowledge to do it yourself. And you don't seem to know how to find out.
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Most people here upload a picture. Then some helpful guys who have worked all day- away from computers will help you when they can- all for free! Lose the attitude and be patient.
I'll check back later- maybe I'll help you then, but I got to go plumb some sinks before I get home

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my thougths also ..lose the attitude...we give of our time to HELP ....when we were learning plumbing including drawings..they were not given a blow by blow hookup...we had to design it ...which is what you need...a design because you cannot figure out how to do it..there is not one design to fit all...post a picture and you will in my opinion get one of the best if not the best design possible for what you are doing....ben sr
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Can anyone suggest a website where i can find detailed diagrams of undersink plumbing, toilet drains, shower drains and supply piping, washer drains, and "rules" of residential plumbing?

ive asked this before and was told to buy a book on plumbing from HD or lowes and i went up there, there wasnt a single book that had anything to do with plumbing. i need a website, please! My dad was supposed to fix all of the plumbing for my house but he just got a job that will have him gone all day every day and he wont have time.

Under-sink plumbing, toilet drains, shower drains, supply piping, washer drains, and "rules of residential plumbing?" Are you serious?

Your frustrated because your looking in the wrong place. Details on how to fix almost every different aspect of your specific home's plumbing? It's called a plumber. The only reason he knows how to fix everything is because he has been working with pipes since high school. He does not have a secret login to the "how to plumb" website. Such a thing does not exist, because that's what plumbers are for. You are asking for a link to a website that will teach you to be a plumber.

"Rules of plumbing" are established in the USA by the UPC or "Uniform Plumbing Code", and this UPC can be superseded by your local plumbing inspector/municipality.

Maybe you should start by looking up UPC, contacting your municipality about local rules. Have you ever looked underneath a sink that was hooked up before?

Start a thread outlining a specific problem/project, provide details, and then many of us will happily try to share our knowledge with you, so you can accomplish your project safely and properly. Expecting anyone or anything to be a one-stop-shop explaining how a home plumbing system operates is ludicrous.

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