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Old 05-03-2017, 02:51 PM   #1
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Tips on Holding no hub cast iron in place while making drain run.


I'm making some tricky plumbing runs in tight spaces. It seems like half the battle is holding the pieces in place while determining the next piece to the puzzle. I'm trying to solve from the ptrap to the long drain run.

I've tried holding the pieces in place with pipe straps but it keeps wobbling and finally falling off.

I'm working with an open subfloor.

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Sometimes it helps to put the coupling on and snug it down a bit- then measure
Other times you need a third hand to hold something- do you have a helper?

There's an old saying- "measure twice, cut once." Sometimes you just got to eyeball it and cut twice
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Old 05-03-2017, 08:11 PM   #3
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Tips on Holding no hub cast iron in place while making drain run.


I've got the couplings on.

I don't have an extra pair of hands. I need a joist brace type device for the pipes. Where I can jam it against the inside of the joists.


If I wasn't on my last drain setup, I'd buy two joist braces and drill some pipe clamp type devices to them. Unfortunately I'm at the end of my struggle.

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