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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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!!
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. Plumbing
    House built 2 years ago ... Long story short, my main sewage line clogged up so bad that water/waste started coming out through the vent pipe. Builder comes over and guy from sewer company comes to take out the clog and starts talking about how the soap scum is clogging so badly but he usually...
  14. Plumbing
    Hello, I have recently built an outdoor shower on the back of my house. My next step is a drainage system. I have heard various methods and warnings. Can I simply dig a few feet down from where the water will land and fill with gravel to dispurse the water from pooling? Or should I go further...
  15. Plumbing
    I'll be using a shower base, the plumbing is 2 inch black ABS. Shower base: https://www.lowes.com/pd/Sterling-Ensemble-White-Vikrell-Shower-Base-30-in-W-x-60-in-L-with-Right-Drain/3966795
  16. Plumbing
    It was a crazy weekend... Attached you'll see a before/after images of of my project. I appreciate any advice! Before pic - My cast iron drain started overflowing alot from the washer drain inlet a couple weeks ago. I opened the rubber cap at the end of the sewer line and did by best to...
  17. 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...
  18. Plumbing
    Hello everyone, I have a mystery I can't seem to solve. My bathtub is stuck, nothing goes down, even tried pouring Drano and it's just sitting in the tub. I removed the water stopper and ran a 25ft snake with no results. But what's even weirder is that when I use the bathroom sink, the water...
  19. HVAC
    I had my gas furnace tuned. The tech removed a flexible tubing that looked like it had been hand made - it was bigger on one end than the other. It was hanging from one end but had apparently been attached. He put a yellow cap on the end that was dripping and said the water would flow down...
  20. Appliances
    Hi folks, My first post, so thanks for having a look. My old Bosch DW died after 20+ years. Bought a new Miele 4228 scu. Gotta love those Germans. It is a bit of an odd install since the DW is not next to a sink drain. The power, water feed and drain all come up from the floor. I had a high...
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