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Old 06-18-2013, 02:59 PM   #1
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Well I am halfway done with demo on a bathroom remodel and my drain lines look pretty rough. House was built in 1978. After looking at the clogged and old nature of the drain lines from the sink and toilet, I've decided to install all new drain lines to the main waste line. Is there a preferred method for doing this? Should I cut the lines near my main waste line and couple the new drain lines to the main? Also, is there a better alternative to the black ABS? I've seen some tutorials on using PVC so not sure which is better, or if they can be joined to an ABS main. Thanks to everyone here for the help!

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Is there a preferred method for doing this?
It's demo. The only rule is don't spill the brown stuff.

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is there a better alternative to the black ABS?
Cast iron! PVC is good too. The issue is what YOUR county code and inspector want to see.

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There's nothing wrong with PVC or ABS both will work.
If you already have ABS stick with that.
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So, what is exactly wrong with the current piping?
Is it graded properly and vented per code?
Why not just hydro-scrub the system and only repair the problem areas?
A good cleaning maybe all you need
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It's demo. The only rule is don't spill the brown stuff.
Make sure you have a lock-out on the other bathrooms.
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1978 is not that old---post a picture,if you can---it is unusual to need to replace plumbing of that vintage.
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The sink line was almost completely clogged and i was amazed waste was even able to flow through it. I'm not afraid of work and I figured since I had everything ripped apart, installing new plumbing wasn't a huge issue so I figured why not make it new. I hadn't given any thought to the cleaning solution (hydro-scrub?) The flange is really stuck to the toilet drain as well, so i'm not sure how to remove that. The first picture is my tub drain on the left, second is the plugged sink line.
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