DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum

DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum (http://www.diychatroom.com/)
-   Plumbing (http://www.diychatroom.com/f7/)
-   -   remodeling a shower... what's this pipe for? (http://www.diychatroom.com/f7/remodeling-shower-whats-pipe-134430/)

diy'er on LI 02-20-2012 09:25 PM

remodeling a shower... what's this pipe for?
 
3 Attachment(s)
hi

In our 2nd floor bathroom, the shower walls were failing... tiles were loose... so we're redoing the shower. We just completed the wall demolition.

This shower shares a wall with a tub in an adjacent bathroom. That side of the tub has a shelf to put bottles built into the wall. When we demo'ed the shower, we discovered there's dead space between the bathrooms and the tub shelf framing actually extends well beyond the other bathroom and into this shower's area.

We're debating moving the plumbing for the shower head to the opposite wall and expanding the shower area to include this hidden shelf. Would make the shower much more roomy and nice :)

Then there's the mystery pipe. It's a 1.5" PVC pipe. It runs from the first floor (where our 1/2 bath is) up through this dead space and towards the attic, it makes a 90 degree turn.

What is the pvc for? Is it a vent for plumbing or something else? Would it be a problem, functionally speaking, to move the PVC bend to beneath the shelf?

thanks for your help!

jaydevries 02-20-2012 09:30 PM

i would say it is your vent and if you want to put under your shelf that should be fine as long as it vents only downstairs bath and you connect back up in attic

plummen 02-20-2012 09:31 PM

Thats a vent would be my guess,as far as moving it goes you mind want to check with jasin to make sure thats not a code violation! :laughing:

Jackofall1 02-20-2012 09:33 PM

Dollar for a donut (or a puenchky) that is a vent pipe for both bath drains.

Mark

jaydevries 02-20-2012 09:34 PM

ahh fat tuesday hey jackski

ben's plumbing 02-20-2012 09:38 PM

[quote=jaydevries;858725]i would say it is your vent and if you want to put under your shelf that should be fine as long as it vents only downstairs bath and you connect back up in attic[/quote

ben's plumbing 02-20-2012 09:40 PM

that is a vent for your powder room...yes you can move it ...USE AS LITTLE FITTINGS AS POSSIBLE...:yes:

Jackofall1 02-20-2012 09:42 PM

Yepper, have mine to take to the office for the boys tomorrow. Went to poll town Detroit to get em to, the real thing.........won't need lunch tomorrow.....:thumbup:

Mark

TheEplumber 02-20-2012 09:45 PM

Offset the vent under the shelf deck, not at the floor. Put 1/4" per ft grade on it so it will drain to first floor if it ever has water in it.

@ jaydevries- add this to your sig rules list-- hot on the left, cold on the right :laughing:

plummen 02-20-2012 09:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TheEplumber (Post 858743)
Offset the vent under the shelf deck, not at the floor. Put 1/4" per ft grade on it so it will drain to first floor if it ever has water in it.

@ jaydevries- add this to your sig rules list-- hot on the left, cold on the right :laughing:

For me its easier to remember in terms of ones sex life after being married to same woman 20 plus years:When shes feeling all COLD hearted and ruthless with a fresh tune up on her broom Im usually right in the line of fire,By the time shes all Hot and ready to go Ive usually given up and find myself Left on the couch ! :laughing:

jaydevries 02-20-2012 09:54 PM

ok i added it are the three of you happy it is code compliant

TheEplumber 02-20-2012 09:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jaydevries (Post 858758)
ok i added it are the three of you happy it is code compliant

Now your good to go. The box of cracker Jacks is in the glove box. It's got your diploma in it.:notworthy::notworthy::jester:

diy'er on LI 02-20-2012 10:52 PM

thanks everyone! With my limited knowledge, you mean I guessed correctly?! :thumbup:

I'm so excited to find extra space. Shower space is prime real estate. to have more room to maneuver is going to be AWESOME!

This revalation makes up for the other of the day... the patch of black mold on the plywood / exterior wall. The people who built the old shower neglected to install a vapor barrier :furious: So, we have to do some shingling in this shower reno as well!

since I can't help you guys with plumbing, if you ever need advice about cooking or pharmaceuticals, give me a holler :)

jaydevries 02-20-2012 11:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by diy'er on LI (Post 858817)
thanks everyone! With my limited knowledge, you mean I guessed correctly?! :thumbup:

I'm so excited to find extra space. Shower space is prime real estate. to have more room to maneuver is going to be AWESOME!

This revalation makes up for the other of the day... the patch of black mold on the plywood / exterior wall. The people who built the old shower neglected to install a vapor barrier :furious: So, we have to do some shingling in this shower reno as well!

since I can't help you guys with plumbing, if you ever need advice about cooking or pharmaceuticals, give me a holler :)

ok does this mean you produce C10H15N or is it just a coincidents that these 2 things are your area oh expertise :jester::laughing:

TheEplumber 02-20-2012 11:29 PM

I had to google that...:thumbup:


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:31 PM.


Copyright 2003-2014 Escalate Media LP. All Rights Reserved