Anyway, we have this pipe... in our bedroom...
In the pictures on the opposite of the wall is our shower, but this pipe doesn't line up with any of that plumbing. To the left is the kitchen sink but all of the plumbing is under the sink, none of it is in the wall.
This pipe makes it's 90 degree turn high enough from the floor that it stuck out above the floor that was here before. I would like to see if there is a way to fix this problem. We're going to put down a new wood floor and I really don't want a pipe sticking up through it!
So, advice? Opinions? Laughter?
Oh yeah, it's hard to tell in the photo, but yes, there is aluminum foil bunched up and "wrapped" around this joint.
And... we're pretty sure this used to be an exterior wall if that means anything.
Are those two pipes connected?
The one running straight up could be a vent line, should be running all the way up through the roof.
Any of those old steel drain and or supplys need to be removed and replaced with PVC for the drains and copper, CPVC or Pex for the supplys.
Steel will fail everytime at some point.
Drains for the sinks need to be run into the walls not just a hole in the floor to make it legal.
If you need to move it, move it over to the wall in the left. It's just a vent. I'm guessing you had a cabinet there or something before. It's common to run it like that if there is a beam or something you cant go through. move it over if possible and connect it back with the plumbing that goes through the roof or go straight up where you move it to.Hope that helps
If it runs up and out the roof it's a vent.
No way it's for gas.
Depending on how old this house is, some really old houses had no need for vents because there was no plumbing.
Once inside plumbing came into play no one want to bust out the walls to run the vents the right wal so that did the next best thing.
Some were even run outside of the house. I love it when I see the lines ending right under a soffit vent or a window.
Well thankfully we got the house for super cheap. That plus the fact that we are really enjoying doing all of this work and to me that makes it worth it.
Around here very small houses are not uncommon. Yes, we are one of the smaller ones on our block, but not so much that it seems unusual.
None of the houses in our neighborhood have a basement. Actually, now that I think about it, I haven't lived in a house with a basement since I was 4.
And for this point in our lives 743 is enough for us. And... Rebuilding would mean no place to live in the interim.
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