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  1. Plumbing
    Anyone had this happen? Attempting to unclog my bathroom sink drain by removing trap. In doing so, the brittle horizontal ABS pipe connecting the trap to the sanitary tee in the drainline broke off. Options that I can foresee - cut out the tee and re-plumb one back in - try to save the...
  2. Plumbing
    Guys, I'm planning on installing a whole house water softener. I have a spot in my garage with good access to the incoming water pipe which makes for a good install location, but there's no drain there. The otherside of the wall immediately next to the install location has a drain (a bathroom...
  3. Plumbing
    Please refer to the picture but I want to move my drain to the other wall. Can I continue on the existing drain through the stud and turning the corner etc. with the correct fall which I think is about 1/4" per foot? This option would appear easy but I'm concerned about the 90 degree elbow and...
  4. Plumbing
    Hey guys. I need to fix the subfloor under a toilet flange so I need to put in a new one. Looks like ABS with an outer connection (see pics). What's the best way to go about this?
  5. Plumbing
    I'm setting a toilet for our new basement bathroom. When cutting the pipe (3" ABS), so the flange is at the right height, the pipe broke. Is there a way to fix this without having to break the floor up? The pipe is attached to a flexible coupling that was used to extend the pipe from the...
  6. Plumbing
    I ran the tip of a drywall screw into a 2" black ABS waste line buried between my first floor ceiling and the second story sub floor. I was thinking of just dabbing some glue or epoxy on the spot. Unlike the leak in this similar current thread, mine will be enclosed once the drywall is...
  7. Plumbing
    Hi folks, I have a noob question, but I am in the process of building an aquarium over-flow and was wondering if I can glue the ABS pipes using "silicon I" instead of the ABS bonding glue. when i was at home depot the guy who helped with the ABS pipes showed me the glue for the ABS, but after I...
  8. Plumbing
    Hi there. I have a gas hot water tank which vents through a 2" concentric vent on an outside wall. The vent is PVC and is connected to the existing hot water tank with ABS pipe. I'm changing the venting system to CPVC (System 636) in advance of a hot water tank swap-out and trying to figure out...
  9. Plumbing
    My friend was a little lazy when putting together some ABS pipe fittings. He didn't take the item sticker off a reducer before gluing it in place. I pointed out the potential problem that it could cause a weak weld at that point, and the weld probably isn't even complete at that place. He's...
  10. Plumbing
    I have a 3 inch cast iron y fitting coming out of my basement floor. the top of the y has a clean out. the opening measures 2 7/8 " I want to add another 1 1/2" drain line to this. My initial plan was to get an abs male threaded coupling, attach it, add another y fitting with clean out ontop...
  11. Electrical
    I recently finished my basement, including drywalling the ceiling. Before I put up the drywall, I ran a conduit of left-over 2" abs pipe from the electrical panel to the rear of the house. I now want to install a garage at the rear of the house, and I'm wondering if I can use this pipe as a...
  12. Plumbing
    The ABS drain pipe that leads from the kitchen sink through to the basement has 2 vertical cracks in them which I'm guessing has been caused by the drastic change in temperature and lack of proper insulation from the previous owner. I've temorarily put water proof tape that runs vertically on...
  13. Plumbing
    Hi all, I'm an avid DIY'er, but I'm new to the forum - hopefully someone can answer 2 questions for me. :) I'm installing a sink in our kitchen island, and for the drainage I need to go through the floor and then tie into the main kitchen stack in the basement. Question 1: Should I tie into...
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