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Old 02-09-2013, 11:10 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by Javiles View Post
What did you ask !! " What if the shower trap is close enough to stack does it still need its own vent? And what about the vanity vent?

and the answer was !! you can run 8 feet trap to vent on a 2 inch line. and the second part would require knowing what code your under.
I understand but if there within distance to the main stack in the basement then wouldn't I be wet venting because of the first floor fixtures?


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Old 02-09-2013, 11:23 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by jagans View Post
If 48 pipe diameters had worked for many many years, what is the justification for the change, if there is one?

Thank You. Please do not say "Because it is the code"
but, but, but....

I will freely admit that most posters are in way over their heads right out of the gate and should gain some basic knowledge before ever coming here, especially since most come without pictures.

If Do it yourselfers had no concern for doing things right,
why would they come here and ask for assistance?
it's not about concern for doing things right (or not)...
it's obliviousness about 1) what actually constitutes "right"
and 2) a belief that there *must* be a "get around" that only insiders know.

Why would they not just do it any way they want?
They saw what the inspector pointed out about what the previous owner (or their Dad or Uncle ) did in the house that they didn't buy and have learned that there are more rules than in years past and that those rules are being more strictly enforced than in years past. And I hope they have learned (even if from Holmes) that just because the water goes down the drain or the breaker doesn't trip isn't enough to say it's been done right.

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Old 02-09-2013, 03:41 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by md2lgyk View Post
Well, you're right that there'll always be "those" folks who go their own way in spite of any professional advice given here. Nothing to be done about that. It scares me a whole lot more to come across one of them in the electrical forum.

Where I live, a homeowner can legally do plumbing and electrical work on their own home. When we built our log home four years ago, I did the plumbing. It was subject to the same inspections as it would've been had I hired a pro. So what's the problem?
I don't know what is the problem, see the funny thing about paper is that it will hold anything you put on it .



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