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Old 01-01-2013, 09:31 PM   #1
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There is an existing drain for a long gone softener made up of 1.5 inch ABS running off to the lower right. My plan was to reuse the existing piping and 2 90 fittings to reverse its direction to move it closer to the new softener location. Will this function as I think it will? There will be some kind of inspection as my township requires a permit for a water softener.

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Wheres your vent?
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Yep, I was wondering about that. I've never seen a water softener drain that was vented, unless it was run to a pre-existing fixture. The closest vented drain is the washer drain upstairs, almost on the other side of the house. Hmm...
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OK, so I took a look at a copy of the 2009 building codes and educated myself a bit. Below is what I believe to be more correct than the last attempt. And one more thing, should I bother with the wye-tee and clean out or just use a long sweep elbow at the bottom?

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Whats with the running trap near the end of the three coming from the right? There isn't a toilet over there is there??? This main waste (If thats what it is) dosent make any sense to me. Why would you put a running trap there?
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Yep, I was wondering about that. I've never seen a water softener drain that was vented, unless it was run to a pre-existing fixture. The closest vented drain is the washer drain upstairs, almost on the other side of the house. Hmm...
My softener drain has no vent. Nor have I ever seen one that did.
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Whats with the running trap near the end of the three coming from the right? There isn't a toilet over there is there??? This main waste (If thats what it is) dosent make any sense to me. Why would you put a running trap there?

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Whats with the running trap near the end of the three coming from the right? There isn't a toilet over there is there??? This main waste (If thats what it is) dosent make any sense to me. Why would you put a running trap there?
To clarify, in the lower left corner is the drain exit to the sewer. The four inch pipe running to the upper left is a vent that opens to air at the foundation of the house. The three inch pipe running to the upper right is the house drain. If that helps at all.
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So now that my house drain has blown your mind, how about getting back to my softener drain.
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Am I to assume that silence is passive approval?
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If the 4" is a vent, why not put a 4x2 sant in it up high and stick your ptrap there?
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Am I to assume that silence is passive approval?
No, I would not assume that.
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If the 4" is a vent, why not put a 4x2 sant in it up high and stick your ptrap there?
I realize I could do that as well, but I thinking that working with the 1 1/2 pipe will be easier than disturbing the house vent. Plus I have that length of pipe from the old softener drain that I can reuse.

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No, I would not assume that.
Good.
I'm not expecting someone to come along and give me a stamp of approval. I figured I'd lay my plan out for people to come along and poke holes in, which several of you have.
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You have plenty of play in the 4" because of the 90's. It will look much cleaner tucked into the corner and it will shorten discharge pipe length.
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You have plenty of play in the 4" because of the 90's. It will look much cleaner tucked into the corner and it will shorten discharge pipe length.
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