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Yes, this is common. The load in any joist is carried in the top and bottom surfaces (the flanges) of the joist. That's why I beams/I joists work. The thinner web between the flanges basically serves to keep the flanges at the same distance from each other. There is no load in the center of the web. Thus, the center of the beam does not need to be the same ...
The basement drains in my house would also become dry allowing sewer gas to emanate and foul the air. To alleviate the noxious and malodorous gas I have written on my weekly chore list to "run water in all traps". I've found this to be a successful way to stop the stench from the drain.
I had something similar last year after movie into a new house. Long story short, the smell traced to a dirty trap in an upstairs shower. I used a soapy paint roller to scrub the drain.
If you are not using the drain at all, I've heard of people poring oil down to replace the water as oil dosn't evaporate. Obviously use an oil safe for the system (not motor oil) and something that won't smell when it gets rancid. I suspect the cheapest vegetable oil you can find would work. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trap_primer#Other_solutions has ...
You can use something like the non-toxic RV antifreeze which evaporates more slowly than water; Or wash the basement floor occasionally. A touch of mineral oil (the stuff sold for putting in people) may help to prevent evaporation by forming a surface film, but don't overdo that.
WTF is right! So the uneven sink drain is caused by porcelain chunks? If so they can be smoothed or leveled with a stone bit chucked into a drill. I'm unsure why the drain manufacturer doesn't want putty used with the drain? Putty is a neutral and mild sealer with no abrasive nor corrosive properties. Unless they give a specific reason for not using it, I ...
tail piece off set before p trap connection is ok, similar basin drain off set connection for handicap plumbing. S trap is not acceptable.
Thanks everyone for the feedback and tips! Turns out I was able to get a clear answer by calling the sewer company: 1) They looked at their recent scopes and confirmed that our property does indeed have two sewer laterals. They also observed some corrosion and decided to come out and take a look. 2) They brought a truck out to our house and performed a ...
Near the sewer main you may find a bidirectional cleanout, and be able to observe the sewer flow. Go upstream and dump dye into the water (Fluorescent Green Dye for example) and see where it comes out. Special purpose dye is available, or just use food coloring. With a house that age anything possible, except water running uphill.
With a funnel, pour hot water first and then vinegar generously into the overflow drain, wiggling the lift linkage in all directions and let it sit over night. Repeat the process as needed . Finally, I put a big flat head screw driver under the pin and put something between the screw driver and the bottom of the overflow opening. Push the screw driver ...
You should probably replace the trap with a washing machine trap
Normally, in the absence of a laundry sink to route your drain to, a standpipe is used. There are pre-made standpipes available for purchase but I prefer to fashion my own out of larger diameter plastic pipe (PVC or ABS). The standpipe is designed to hold the large volume of discharged water until it can drain down through the trap. Although there are ...
If trying to join the lines from above the 3" line will cause issues with slope of the 2" line then the thing to do is to do the coupling more from the side of the 3" line. You could cut the 3" line and install a wye fitting with the branch positioned horizontal instead of pointing up. It may be that the branch can even be rotated up a bit from the ...
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