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Aug
18
comment Do I need a vent for extending a drain to a new bathroom addition?
Just to clarify, each fixture does not need their own individual vent. The Virginia code allows wet venting which would eliminate the need for the individual vents as you have shown. Wet venting is quicker to install and requires less materials. You can refer to my answer for more detail.
Aug
18
answered Do I need a vent for extending a drain to a new bathroom addition?
Aug
15
comment Can p-trap be installed higher than drain entry?
S Traps are prohibited in BC (Canadian National Code as well), so make sure they are approved where you live. I believe that the issue/concern with them is that they promote self-siphonic action causing the seal to break.
Aug
14
comment How can I attach a pipe to a flat surface?
These fittings are commonly called Bulkhead Flanges and can be found in all sizes and materials.
Aug
13
comment How can I replace a water pipe on the second floor without the need to damage the bathtub?
Things to look for in the drain is: (1) The connection of the drain to the tub. This connection is often made with plumber's putty which can dry out and create leaks. (2) The connection of the tub overflow. I have seen it where it was not connected correctly and when the overflow devise in the tub was rotated 180 allowing water to leak when using the shower.
Aug
7
answered How do I install this wall mount bathroom sink?
Aug
7
revised Safe way to close gaps around copper pipes?
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Aug
7
answered Safe way to close gaps around copper pipes?
Aug
2
revised Which parts of a Moentrol transfer valve need to be exposed?
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Aug
2
revised Which parts of a Moentrol transfer valve need to be exposed?
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Aug
2
answered Which parts of a Moentrol transfer valve need to be exposed?
Jul
30
comment Why is sewage backing up from this outdoor pipe?
I don't think that this pipe is a vent or an old downspout connection. The pipe is most likely a cleanout installed on the building sewer as it leaves the building, which depending on your local code will most likely be a requirement. Usually you would have a proper cleanout fitting installed but here there have used a non-glued cap. Have the line scoped and cleaned/repaired but do not disable the use of this pipe to act as the cleanout.
Jul
26
answered Can I bury a 1 1/2" shower/tub drain pipe in an earthen floor?
Jul
25
answered Can teflon tape be used on a threaded joint behind a wall?
Jul
25
comment How can I add an ice maker water line?
The copper tube in question is 3/8". The only tools that you'll need is a copper tube cutter and two crescent wrenches. This is a simple task, but the best advise is to take it slow and don't over tighten anything. When using the tube cutters, don't tighten them too quickly as you can deform the tube. When tightening the compression nuts, again, don't over tighten them as you can always tighten them more if they drip a little.
Jul
25
revised How can I add an ice maker water line?
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Jul
24
answered How can I add an ice maker water line?
Jul
24
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Jul
24
comment How can I add an ice maker water line?
The fittings in the original post are compression type and have a running thread. The coupling shown here has National Pipe Threads and are not compatible.
Jul
4
answered How do I use plumber's tape on a pool float?