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  1. Plumbing
    We're replacing a 10' x 2" galvanized steel drain pipe for a 2nd floor washer. Multiple plumbers have said the ABS vs. PVC "heat tolerance" debate is overblown and you can use PVC for the drain pipe from the washer. Others swear by ABS for all sanitary. Looking at the numbers, though it's about...
  2. Building & Construction
    Awhile back I saw a video of a contractor who built these 4"x8" concrete "ledges" at the base of a stone foundation (100+ year old houses) before putting in a parameter drain/french drain. These essentially served as new footings for the foundation and surrounded the parameter. Has anyone ever...
  3. Plumbing
    I contracted a company to replace my drain field, they gave me a contract of $4200 to replace my field. They wrote in "Price subject to change if OCHD requires extra work then listed above. Dirt out $450 a load , dirt in $450 a load." When they got the required size of drain field they came...
  4. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    Hello! I'm installing a brand new bathroom in my basement! I'm a DIYer, so I'm looking for some experienced advice with the layout. I've only done remodels, not new installs. I'm thinking a pocket door will be necessary to save space, and maybe even making it a wet bath? Constraints: 1. It's a...
  5. Building & Construction
    Hi - I have a basement that has a drain in one corner and the concrete in that area slopes toward the drain. Lived in the house for 10 years and never had water down there. I would like to level the concrete and wondering if there are any concerns / things I need to do with respect to the drain.
  6. Plumbing
    I applied a self leveling compound to a room near the laundry room, ended up going under the wall and into the main drain. I don't think that much went in but not exactly sure, it has already hardened. I'm an idiot. I tried using this Muratic acid to dissolve it but it's not working and/or is...
  7. Plumbing
    I made an awful assumption that I would easily be able to connect our new undermount sink with no real issues. We got new tops and I refinished the cabinets, so the cabinets were never removed. I DIY just about everything but with plumbing I've only ever done some very basic tasks. The drain...
  8. Plumbing
    I am looking to DIY an outdoor sink with the drain connected to the house main sewer line. Basing on the picture do you guys think I could use this to connect a drainage line from my sink? It’s a 3 inch pipe that goes under the house. I am in California and there is no basement.
  9. Plumbing
    Hey all, So I am a complete n00b at home reno, and I am trying to install a new vanity in my newly bought house -- circa 1986. It is a fixer upper, so the bathroom is completed gutted. Out of the floor where the vanity/sink should be, there is this aluminum pipe coming from the floor. Pictures...
  10. Plumbing
    Hello, Below you can see the plumbing where it is current and where I would like it to go. We are going to stack our washer dryer is the plan. To solve for moving the water I am going to cut out the copper and go from copper to pex. Questions 1. When I relocate the drain can I leave the...
  11. Plumbing
    I'm looking to add a shower to my basement bathroom. In the picture below you'll see the existing toilet flange on the right side. On the other side of the wall in the back left corner is the main stack coming from the upstairs bathroom. From what I've deduced, that stack runs where I drew the...
  12. Plumbing
    We recently bought a 1960's house and have started working on renovating the basement bathroom. The bathroom is on concrete slab and the drain lines are made out of cast iron (photos below). We are replacing the shower and will be adding in a tiled floor before reinstalling the toilet. Here's...
  13. Plumbing
    Back in late November our first floor toilet started to gurgle when the washing machine in the basement would spin and empty. We followed all the standard procedures. Plunged the toilet, checked the vent, snaked the toilet, snaked the main line once with a small snake, and then we rented a...
  14. Building & Construction
    Hi, I live in an old Spanish-style 1930's house in California. I was digging a hole to put a plant in the courtyard and I uncovered a metal grate which, when removed, revealed an old clay pipe. The pipe must run all the way underneath the house because I see the same pipe come out underneath the...
  15. General DIY Discussions
    Hello, I am hoping someone can help with this. Background: We moved into this newly flipped house a few years ago and there was a floor drain covered in carpet (I know, great idea). It backed up due to PVC pipe and construction debris that got pushed down it. It IS connected to the main sewer...
  16. Plumbing
    There is plumbing roughed in for a 2nd bathroom. There is room to put a tub in, but the drain is 17" from the studs on the short wall (where the 30" tub width would go) and 15" from the studs on the long wall (where the 60" side would go). This is frustrating because aren't most tub drains about...
  17. Carpentry
    Washing machine not draining, water over flowing! I think it is a clog. But want to rule out if this drain pipe is built correctly?? Thanks for help!!
  18. Plumbing
    Hello, I am considering adding a bathroom to my basement. I don't have the original blueprint for the house but I am going to assume what I can. The red capped pipe in the back is where I would put the toilet? The black and pvc pipe behind the toilet is for a vent? The red capped with pvc pipe...
  19. Plumbing
    Hello all - I'm replacing a 19 year old Ecowater water softener. The softener is in my basement and drains using 1/2" ID PVC that runs overhead about 45 feet before tapping into the main drain line at the point it exists the house to the septic system. Most every replacement water softener...
  20. Building & Construction
    This is a three story building. Several of the gutter drains terminate directly into the ground into I'm assuming the waste line that takes it to the street. The drain is just short of ground level so there's a small gap where water escapes before going all the way into the ground drain...
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