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Old 04-08-2012, 09:39 AM   #1
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see the main down pipe. i want to move that to the right, close to the wall.
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i want to make it as close to the floor as possible.
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i want to make the upper pipes go up between the joists.

i WANT to put a pool table there.

am i crazy ? i hope not. please advise, thanx

oh. the white post to the left and the 2x4's to the right, are going to be removed. after i replace that joist.
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It's doable. A lot of work for a pool table, but it can be done.

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a small price to pay for my very own pool table
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Old 04-08-2012, 11:12 AM   #4
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If the drain runs to the right under the floor, then you can bust the floor and move the connection over beside the wall. The other drain will need to be extended over. You can adjust the position in the floor so that the other drain line falls between the joists to give you the best possible chance of raising them.
Whether the other lines can move up will depend on the length. You are required to have certain amount of slope for drainage. I believe the minimum permitted is 1/8" per foot. That means that every 10 feet your pipe must be 1.25 inches lower.

Is it the joist with the big notches that you are going to replace? Moving the drain as it exits the floor would certainly help with that issue.
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ok. but i wasn't planning on busting up the floor. i have way to much other stuff on my plate right now.

my plan for the lower part : pipe comes down close to the wall. then turns and goes over to the cast pipe in the floor.
i know this would be a tripping hazard. but that is a price i am willing to pay.

the upper part. i think i can run that pretty easy. except that i would most likely need to drill a 4" hole in the new joist, and perhaps a 2" hole also. would this be ok, if i sister some boards around the hole ?

the P/O's real did a number on this area.
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oh. the white post to the left and the 2x4's to the right, are going to be removed. after i replace that joist.
That Big White post will be your deal breaker,you better think about this.
Moving the waste pipe can be done,but a lot of work.
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oh. the white post to the left and the 2x4's to the right, are going to be removed. after i replace that joist.
That Big White post will be your deal breaker,you better think about this.
Moving the waste pipe can be done,but a lot of work.
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oh. the white post to the left and the 2x4's to the right, are going to be removed. after i replace that joist.
That Big White post will be your deal breaker,you better think about this.
Moving the waste pipe can be done,but a lot of work.
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That Big White post will be your deal breaker,you better think about this.
That's what I was thinking. Busting up concrete and extending the drain over near the wall pales in comparison to the issues pulling a post out are going to cause.
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see the main down pipe. i want to move that to the right, close to the wall.
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i want to make it as close to the floor as possible.
doesn't it need to go into the floor. can't get any closer than that
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That Big White post will be your deal breaker,you better think about this.
Moving the waste pipe can be done,but a lot of work.
that is not a "main" post. it is part of a wall that used to be there. the reason it needs to stay, for now, is because it is holding up that side of a butchered joist. once the joist is replaced, that is going in the fire pit.
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doesn't it need to go into the floor. can't get any closer than that
yeah, i know my plan is a bandaid. but it will work until i have the time to do it correctly.
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ok. but i wasn't planning on busting up the floor. i have way to much other stuff on my plate right now.
That's the easy part...
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yeah. i would be opening a can of worms. and i cannot have that right now.
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yeah, i know my plan is a bandaid. but it will work until i have the time to do it correctly.
Seriously, what is it 3, maybe 4 feet to the wall? Even a rookie could have that floor cut, busted open and the line moved over in a day easily.

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