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Old 04-23-2016, 02:10 PM   #1
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I have done my share of very basic plumbing in the past. I was swapping out a toilet today due to repeated clogging of a builders grade toilet. This is a newer house I recently purchased and the plumbing is drastically different looking than anything I have seen or worked with before.

I am specifically interested in the drain configuration for the toilet waste pipe.

After removing the toilet I noticed this waste pipe configuration I had not seen before when removing toilets. I feel like this drain configuration would be set up for routine clogs.

Can anyone shed some light into whether or not this is correct plumbing or if this is the actual issue vs the toilet? I dont want to reinstall the toilet if this will continue causing issues.

The primary issue we saw was routine clogs which were easily cleared with a plunger. There is also a stand up shower adjacent to the toilet which occassionally has toilet odor coming from the drain.

This will not add a photo to the text since this is my first post but the photo is available in my album to the left.

Thanks everyone!

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Old 04-23-2016, 02:45 PM   #2
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I have done my share of very basic plumbing in the past. I was swapping out a toilet today due to repeated clogging of a builders grade toilet. This is a newer house I recently purchased and the plumbing is drastically different looking than anything I have seen or worked with before.

I am specifically interested in the drain configuration for the toilet waste pipe.

After removing the toilet I noticed this waste pipe configuration I had not seen before when removing toilets. I feel like this drain configuration would be set up for routine clogs.

Can anyone shed some light into whether or not this is correct plumbing or if this is the actual issue vs the toilet? I dont want to reinstall the toilet if this will continue causing issues.

The primary issue we saw was routine clogs which were easily cleared with a plunger. There is also a stand up shower adjacent to the toilet which occassionally has toilet odor coming from the drain.

This will not add a photo to the text since this is my first post but the photo is available in my album to the left.

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Thanks everyone!

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Old 04-23-2016, 03:26 PM   #3
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I have done my share of very basic plumbing in the past. I was swapping out a toilet today due to repeated clogging of a builders grade toilet. This is a newer house I recently purchased and the plumbing is drastically different looking than anything I have seen or worked with before.

I am specifically interested in the drain configuration for the toilet waste pipe.

After removing the toilet I noticed this waste pipe configuration I had not seen before when removing toilets. I feel like this drain configuration would be set up for routine clogs.

Can anyone shed some light into whether or not this is correct plumbing or if this is the actual issue vs the toilet? I dont want to reinstall the toilet if this will continue causing issues.

The primary issue we saw was routine clogs which were easily cleared with a plunger. There is also a stand up shower adjacent to the toilet which occassionally has toilet odor coming from the drain.

This will not add a photo to the text since this is my first post but the photo is available in my album to the left.

Thanks everyone!
Looks normal to me but I do not use wax rings with the 4x3 plastic reducer built into the wax. The reason is that many low flush toilets are designed to drop water very quickly and the plastic interferes with the flush, hence the 4" Flush Valve, unlike the older toilets that sometimes had a 2 1/2" or 3" flush valve which prevented a good flush with smaller amounts of water i.e. 1.2 Gallons per flush or less. Just use plain old wax rings and use 2 if you have a low closet ring that needs to fill the void with wax. I stack them when needed and push them down onto the closet ring being careful to make the opening wider so it does not fall down into the closet bend but stays under the toilet bolts area for a good seal.
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I merged your 2 threads together--

The image shows an unapproved heel outlet 90- at least unapproved per UPC.
The 90 should be replaced. Do you have a crawl space or basement access there?
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Cute not legal under IPC either. Because they clog easily.
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Cute not legal under IPC either. Because they clog easily.
Can't explain why I did not see that...just to quick on the draw.
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This fitting is basically a sanitary tee in your case they have it on it's back which is not an approved use of this fitting. Your toilet coming off the top or side of the tee on its back.
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