Help Identifying Pipe And Fix - Plumbing - DIY Home Improvement | DIYChatroom
Advertisement


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Plumbing

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Display Modes
Old 10-31-2015, 11:57 AM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 83
Rewards Points: 114
Default

Help Identifying pipe and fix


Hello all,

This is in my basement. Previous owners had ran the bathroom exhaust fan into this. I went to remove that and try to run it outside on its own. However when I did that the pipe itself started leaking from the taped joints.
Can someone identify exactly what this is? and what steps should be done to fix it? Its the pipe on left.

*not sure why pics are sideways,sorry
Attached Thumbnails
Help Identifying pipe and fix-20151031_122934.jpg   Help Identifying pipe and fix-20151031_122924.jpg   Help Identifying pipe and fix-20151031_122946.jpg   Help Identifying pipe and fix-20151031_122915.jpg  
cwags is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 10-31-2015, 12:06 PM   #2
Civil Engineer
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Boston
Posts: 5,832
Rewards Points: 5,246
Default


That is some amazing hack job. The pipe appears to be standard PVC, normally glued together. You can see where the pipe was glued, the purple is the primer. PVC is easy to glue together, you first clean the bell and spigot using pipe cleaner, then you prime (some people don't bother, I always do) using the purple primer, then you put on the glue, then you push the pipes together and hold for a few seconds. All done.

I would take the pipes apart where they are taped and glue them correctly. If the pipes are damaged, simply replace them.
Daniel Holzman is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 10-31-2015, 12:37 PM   #3
Plumber
 
TheEplumber's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: North Idaho
Posts: 11,448
Rewards Points: 276
Default


Is this system for an exhaust fan? Does it pipe to the exterior or connect to something?
__________________
When posting in forums, letting us know your location will help others give better feedback/advice/solutions to your questions
TheEplumber is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 10-31-2015, 12:41 PM   #4
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 83
Rewards Points: 114
Default


I'm pretty sure it runs to the roof. I don't see why if it was for bathroom exhaust it would run into the slab

Sent from my SM-N910V using Tapatalk
cwags is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2015, 12:52 PM   #5
Plumber
 
TheEplumber's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: North Idaho
Posts: 11,448
Rewards Points: 276
Default


Quote:
Originally Posted by cwags View Post
I'm pretty sure it runs to the roof. I don't see why if it was for bathroom exhaust it would run into the slab

Sent from my SM-N910V using Tapatalk
What I'm not clear on, is the tee in the line. From my knowledge, each fan should pipe independently to the outside.

If it comes from the slab, it may be that someone tied into a sub-slab passive radon system- which is not good.

Like Daniel said, PVC needs to be glued at the joints and it kind of looks like some of the material has different outside diameters- making glueing the joints impossible.
__________________
When posting in forums, letting us know your location will help others give better feedback/advice/solutions to your questions
TheEplumber is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to TheEplumber For This Useful Post:
ben's plumbing (10-31-2015)
Old 10-31-2015, 01:23 PM   #6
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: PA
Posts: 5,918
Rewards Points: 582
Default


yep a big hack job...and as e said that looks like its tied into the radon systemmust be corrected
ben's plumbing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2015, 01:27 PM   #7
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 83
Rewards Points: 114
Default


Do all Radon systems have a fan on that line somewhere? I'm tracing it to the roof but no fan anywhere. House was built in 1993
cwags is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2015, 01:44 PM   #8
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 83
Rewards Points: 114
Default


Opened up on other side. Looks like where it turns to go upstairs it is glued. So maybe they hacked this part up to just add bath fan? Checked in attic no fan on this line. Help Identifying pipe and fix-uploadfromtaptalk1446317022518.jpgHelp Identifying pipe and fix-uploadfromtaptalk1446317047679.jpgHelp Identifying pipe and fix-uploadfromtaptalk1446317064847.jpg
cwags is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2015, 02:17 PM   #9
Plumber
 
TheEplumber's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: North Idaho
Posts: 11,448
Rewards Points: 276
Default


The more you show us, the more I think it's a radon system. And no, I don't think they all need fans.
Identify the type of pipe- if if says SDR 35 or 3034 on the original pipes, then it is probably radon. That would explain why the fitting appears larger too- it's a sch 40 drain fitting- larger OD pipe.

I suggest you remove all the remodel stuff, reassemble to original. Then redesign your exhaust fan on a separate line to the exterior
__________________
When posting in forums, letting us know your location will help others give better feedback/advice/solutions to your questions
TheEplumber is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2015, 02:36 PM   #10
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Ohio
Posts: 5,701
Rewards Points: 1,948
Default


Looks like a radon vent that is tied into you storms. Glue it back together removing the open tee. Pipe your vent fan with flex pipe used for dryers to the outside using a dryer vent with a swing door or screen
Ghostmaker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2015, 02:40 PM   #11
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 83
Rewards Points: 114
Default


Yep there is a gap around existing tee. And I have aa 3" 45 elbow laying around and that's also too big. Do the home centers have the correct fitting?
cwags is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2015, 02:55 PM   #12
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 83
Rewards Points: 114
Default


It's just the tee that was taped on. Above that under tape is still glued. Looks like I just need 2 couplings and piece of pipe. Could I use 2 fernco couplings since the existing pipe is smaller than standard 3" I can find at home centers?
cwags is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2015, 02:56 PM   #13
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Ohio
Posts: 5,701
Rewards Points: 1,948
Default


It may be thin wall piping on the Radon vent you need SDR 35 fittings and pipe. If the one to big is SCD 40 DWV stamped. Look closely you should find the rate stamp.
Ghostmaker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2015, 03:48 PM   #14
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 83
Rewards Points: 114
Default


Of course the piping is stamped down below against drywall. So I'd have to cut more drywall to see. This is what I did for now. I could not find any other fittings.Help Identifying pipe and fix-uploadfromtaptalk1446324517977.jpg
cwags is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2015, 05:22 PM   #15
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Ohio
Posts: 5,701
Rewards Points: 1,948
Default


Only radon that should work fine... Now no holes right?
Ghostmaker is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Top of Page | View New Posts