Thomas Kleaton· Registered
Too tight for a 2 x 6" wall. Washer box needs to be in this wall, near front, for hose access. I think I can just secure the drain stack and p-trap to one of the 2 x 4" studs and route the drainpipe down through the uncovered backside of the wall and through the subfloor without drilling any holes. It will be hidden by the tub skirt. Then I just drywall "closet" or use 1/2" plywood to cover interior of laundry area.Any reason you can't just build a 2 X 6 wall?
But since this is a non load bearing wall you can make any design choice you want
I was trying to find a way to install a 2" PVC drain pipe for stackable washer in 2 x 4" wall, not allowed by code. Since the wall will snug up to the rear of new cast iron tub, I'll just route the drainpipe 90 degrees to exit the subfloor beneath the tub, where it cannot be seen. Drainpipe will then follow between joists down and out.Whatever the question was, here's the answer: for a 2x4 wall, use 2x4 bottom plate.
It's just against code..[/QUOTE
You keep saying that.
What code? Got a reference?
I am not trying to act like I know more than you do; if I seem to have, I apologize. I can do home renovation, but I am a master auto tech by trade. I ask you guys because you know more about it than I do, and I respect that. I ask because I want to do it right the first time.That refers to studs....not plates.
Unless you are going horizontally through studs it doesn't apply to what you are doing. Chandler has already mentioned the mending plates.
I'm not sure why you made that comment. You didn't come across as a know-it-all. You asked for advice and we are giving it....nothing to read into there.I am not trying to act like I know more than you do; if I seem to have, I apologize. I can do home renovation, but I am a master auto tech by trade. I ask you guys because you know more about it than I do, and I respect that. I ask because I want to do it right the first time.
Chandler: Just curious as you probably see this in a lot of homes under construction. I've been told I need a 3" drainpipe for frontloading stackable washer on second floor. I had a (another) plumber come out and look at the pipe layout and he said I could attach it to the pipe shown in the photo, which is 2" (another plumber did the work in photo and someone pointed out that vent was too low. So I cut entire pipe out just about 4" from cast iron stack). Just so you know, stackable washer will be on second floor just to right of vent pipe in photo.Not at all. Clarification of the code with regards to studs versus plates made it another ball game, so you are good.
.....and who told you that?I've been told I need a 3" drainpipe for frontloading stackable washer on second floor..
It was DIY, and he was quoting IPC 2012 406.2m, which does stipulate using a 3" pipe......and who told you that?
Per code....it is 2".
You need to get your advice elsewhere.