Repipe Home On Slab Foundation - 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 05-02-2012, 11:05 PM   #16
Doing it myself
 
Alan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Crescent City, CA
Posts: 3,762
Rewards Points: 2,024
Send a message via AIM to Alan Send a message via MSN to Alan
Default

Repipe home on slab foundation


Quote:
Originally Posted by Javiles View Post
This is a little test for all the plumbers on this site check out the video and see how many things you can find wrong with that job.??? If you where a plumbing inspector.
First question at around 2:10 : Why would you go to all that trouble and leave any cast iron under the floor at all?


Advertisement

__________________
Journeyman Plumber
Alan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2012, 11:10 PM   #17
Doing it myself
 
Alan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Crescent City, CA
Posts: 3,762
Rewards Points: 2,024
Send a message via AIM to Alan Send a message via MSN to Alan
Default

Repipe home on slab foundation


I can't watch the rest.

It's unfathomable how you can expect to tunnel under a slab like that and still retain stability. How the heck are they going to get the dirt back in there, and get it to the compaction level that it needs to be? How are they going to keep the uncompacted dirt from turning into a river of mud when a flash flood hits the area?


Those aren't even plumbing questions lololol
__________________
Journeyman Plumber
Alan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2012, 01:19 AM   #18
Member
 
Homerepairguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Hawaii
Posts: 828
Rewards Points: 594
Default

Repipe home on slab foundation


Quote:
Here it is
My prediction is that over time, rain water will saturate the non compacted filled in tunnels causing the vertical walls of the tunnels to slowly cave in on the non compacted soil. This will result is large areas of poor support under the slab causing the slab to crack over the tunnels and sag down. This in turn will result in doors that won't close and other structural problems that are a much bigger headache for the home owner than the cast iron pipes ever were.

" But there will be nice, new PVC pipes under there (with some cast iron that wasn't replaced)."

Glad there wasn't a cave in during the tunnel digging and nobody was killed.
HRG

Last edited by Homerepairguy; 05-03-2012 at 05:49 AM.
Homerepairguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2012, 05:39 AM   #19
Member
 
Ravenworks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: NE Ohio
Posts: 598
Rewards Points: 500
Default

Repipe home on slab foundation


Okay here is an attempt to save face so you guys don't think I fell off of my nut.
I should have made my other post more clearer,I was referring to how they hung the piping from the slab,then I got to thinking,that wasn't a good idea either.
Because they further weakened the slab above.
As for the safety of the trench there is NO-WAY I would have done that without shoring,as for the back fill there are ways around that,but it only adds to the cost of the job.
But labour is cheap in Texas if your close to the boarder.
By the time the plumber gets done the guy could have built a new house,or broke because an OHSA compliance officer saw the flick.
No more posting for me when my logic has been compromised (beer),flame away I deserve it.

Advertisement

Ravenworks 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
New foundation on old home blank8ball Building & Construction 8 06-14-2012 10:53 AM
Crack Between Basement Slab and Foundation cweb2ny Building & Construction 15 06-01-2011 05:59 AM
putting mobile home on an old house foundation rkr1991 Building & Construction 3 08-19-2010 10:20 AM
Adding foundation under a slab. bob grube Building & Construction 9 02-02-2010 12:08 PM
cracks in concrete slab causing home sale to fall though! help! bp13 Building & Construction 14 07-04-2007 01:32 AM




Top of Page | View New Posts