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  1. 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...
  2. Plumbing
    Hi there, Below I am showing a picture of a floor drain in the basement bathroom of an old house built circa 1920. The bathroom originally was part of a garage. I would like to remove the cover, extend the pipe up a couple inches and prepare the (sub)floor before I lay tiles. I assume I will...
  3. Plumbing
    Hello plumbing experts, I need your help in troubleshooting the cause of a strange problem that has occurred a couple of times in my townhouse complex. The combination of symptoms doesn't seem to fit my understanding of drain hookups, suggesting there may be a mistake somewhere. Here are the...
  4. General DIY Discussions
    Hi All- Appreciate any ideas...We've now twice come downstairs to a pool of water around our furnace. First time was summer and we had turned on A/C after buying the house. HVAC guy fixed drain line and made sure no blockages etc problem appears solved. Fast forward 6 months and it has been...
  5. Plumbing
    I'm having my basement slab jackhammered up and a new one poured, and they will be roughing in plumbing for a full bathroom (tub, toilet, sink), and a laundry drain. I've been able to find lots of information on a primer for the floor drain primer, and will have them run a 1/2" line to the...
  6. Flooring
    I am updating my laundry/mechanical room. My house was built in the 50s and on a crawl. My laundry/mechanical room is on a slab on the other side of the garage. I have many issues with this room.:confused1: My first question is about flooring. I would like to raise the floor somehow so that you...
  7. Plumbing
    OK, here is a problem that has been bugging me for some time. The floor drain in our laundry room, which has a concrete slab floor, is normally odor-free. I make sure that water frequently goes into it (and I think the washing machine drains into the same pipe just past the floor drain, too)...
  8. Plumbing
    We want to drain condensation from a basement A/C system into our subslab basement plumbing network rather than having a tube drip into a floor drain. What kind of trap do we need to include to prevent gas from entering our house and A/C system? Is a S-trap above grade sufficient? We rarely use...
  9. Plumbing
    Good Morning All, My wife and I are in the process of buying a home and the inspector noticed that what appears to used to be a floor drain in the basement has been sealed with concrete. The floor still slopes toward this center spot in the floor and the condensation line from the AC unit is...
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