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Old 01-19-2012, 09:48 AM   #16
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Side question: When I get the lead out, the fernco donut goes into the cast iron stack right?

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Old 01-20-2012, 02:43 PM   #17
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Yep---put your pipe into it first---
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Old 01-21-2012, 09:22 PM   #18
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I take back the part about there being no vent!
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Old 01-21-2012, 09:29 PM   #19
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You have been busy!!!

I bet you can get that inside the wall if you want---set the outlet at 15 to 16 inches --new deep undermount sinks with a garbage disposer take a lower opening than the old 18" standard--
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Mike, I'm sorry I think I might just be too tired from gutting the kitchen today, but what do you mean "get it inside the wall"?
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You were planning on running the drain down through the bottom of the cabinet--

But now that the wall is open---it might be easier to saws all the old pipe out--and add the new inside the wall--leaving the open T waiting for the cabinet--

You need to tie into the vent---might just as well get the drain into the studs,too.
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Old 01-22-2012, 06:45 AM   #22
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Ahh, gotcha.

I agree, I think we can keep it inside the wall.
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Old 02-02-2012, 01:16 PM   #23
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Update:

Well first of alll - here is a fun fact. See that picture: We removed ZERO insulation from that wall! I guess it just didn't get cold back in the day.

The PO of our house had the upstairs bathroom right above the kitchen "remodeled" in 2007. Well ... it was remodeled by a handyman and not a plumber...... a handyman that thought it was a great idea to leave the lead drum trap and lead drain in place while replacing the tub.

I knew I'd never get a better shot at it so we ended up ripping down part of the ceiling also at which point I broke down and called a plumber, I'm sure we could have figured this out, but I feel it would have taken us way too long and our time was better used on everything else.

I called 3 plumbers, one never called back - I guess he doesn't like money. Guy # 2 said he wanted to seal the old vent, use an AAV and put the new drain through the floor. Guy # 3 said "BS", we can re-use that vent pipe fine and we can get the drain inside the wall. Needless to say I went with guy # 3. His guys showed up with chisels and sledge hammers because apparently the cool thing to do back in the day was to pour CONCRETE to keep the pipes in place. This went for both the drain and my vent pipe off the d@mn drum trap upstairs. My dog was severely confused about what all the hammering was for while they were there.

Anyway ... much improvement, they were in and out in 2 hours. Went so fast I didn't get many pictures and we've insulated, closed the wall, painted, laid a floor and started on cabinets since then. Added bonus to remodeling the kitchen ... my bathtub has NEVER drained this fast.
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