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Do building codes enforce location with regard to plumbing rough-in?

We're building a new home and paid for the rough-in plumbing for a basement bathroom. In the model, (which I have been told is not customizable outside their allotted plans) the roughed-in lines were ...
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Electrical rough in

I have 2 question on electrical rough-in 1) For the outlet boxes, do I strip and wire nut the wires or just roll them up and tuck them in for the inspection? 2) For my recessed canless LED lights (...
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Is my Milwaukee drill defective?

I have a Milwaukee M12 Fuel hammer drill I purchased in July. Last week I was drilling holes through studs with a brand new 5/8” auger bit and the drill was constantly stopping due to overload ...
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Minimum Concrete Thickness Over PVC After Rough-In

I just has some plumbing roughed in for my basement. The plumber did an okay job but for some reason routed the drain pipe for the sink under the area where my shower will go. This would't normally be ...
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How should I run a sink drain around a corner in my basement walls?

I have a bathroom vanity on the wall about 3 feet from where I want to put a bar sink. Is there a way to run the plumbing around this corner? I still need to put a couple studs on the corner for ...
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Is there any reason that plumbing can't be adjacent to a heating/cooling duct?

I'm installing a utility sink and the only place to put the plumbing (if it's going to be right under the sink) is either directly behind or infront of this vent... Is there any reason not to put it ...
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Basement Rough In Decipher

Can someone help me decipher the rough in currently in our basement and identify what is what? What else needs to be done to complete the rough in before finishing the bathroom and starting to frame?
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Water hammer arrestors: top floor only?

My walls are open and I'm roughing in first and second floor bathrooms. Are water hammer arrestors sensible on the first floor of a multistory supply line? For example, I'm plumbing first and second ...
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Why would a rough in pipe be under the concrete?

I'm planning to install a three piece bathroom in the basement. We have 2.5" and 3.5" rough in pipes sticking out, while 2" pipe was fully in the concrete. I had to break the floor to see if it was ...
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What is what in the basement rough in

When we bought this house we were told that the bathroom rough in was done. What is the purpose of each pipe/hole? I'm assuming the larger one (blue cap) is for the toilet? Is this all we need to ...
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Deciphering Basement Bathroom Rough-In

The original owner of our house had the layout changed from the standard design and we need some help with deciphering what's what so we can try to figure out what the new idea was that he was ...
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New Medicine Cabinet - Stud Removal

I am installing a new inset medicine cabinet. I need to add about another 1.5” inches in height to get the new one to fit. I would like to remove the header on this (it’s a true 2” stud) and replace ...
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How can I improve a poorly-done concrete patch in a basement slab?

I had a plumber dig a trench to rough-in a bathroom in my basement. The concrete repair was done fairly poorly. It had areas that bumped up higher than original floor. I had them come back to fix it ...
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Replacement Window Rails Not Aligned

I had a custom Reliabilt window built by Lowes a couple weeks ago. I installed it and made sure everything was level and square but I noticed the rails are not in alignment. I took the window out to ...
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Attic Truss Wall, truss on three sides. How do I get electrical in this wall?

I'm currently working on wiring my workshop, which has a loft space created using attic truss. By the stairs is a single wall, three sides of which is made up by doubled-up attic truss. I understand ...
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Installing a replacement window in new construction scenario

I am replacing a wood window that was build in the early 1900's. The original installation was really odd, it was mounted in place by the trim boards. Two nails on the outside of the trim into a ...
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Carlon single-outlet box with bar hanger?

Location: US. I need to move a baseboard outlet up to become a wall outlet (new flooring atop old flooring) and I'd like to keep the outlet centered on the wall, midway between wall studs. Do they ...
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How to re-seal rough-in bit in basement bath?

I'm finishing a basement, and a bathroom shower drain rough in was pit was sealed with a plywood top. Now, the drain had to be moved a bit, so we cut the plywood to get access to the piping below, and ...
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Can I rough in an exterior light without cutting into the siding?

I have my interior wall exposed and would like to rough in some outdoor lights without actually cutting into the exterior siding right now. I plan on replacing the siding this summer. Is this ...
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Is it within code to hang a pendant light independent of a junction box?

My new construction home has a 23.5' cathedral ceiling. The electricians roughed in a junction box that is slightly off-center with the room below. In order to fix this, and at the same time not move ...
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How to route wire around a box?

I am remodeling my bathroom and am bringing in a new 20 amp circuit. I want the box on the bottom to contain the GFI outlet. The box on the top will house the connection for a hardwired lighted ...
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RV / Manufactured Home Toilets Adapter

Situation: I'd like to eventually upgrade my toilet from a cheap, manual flush (need to physically apply foot pressure) to an affordable one that has a "walk away" flushing mechanism. It doesn't ...
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What is common practice when doing electrical rough-in for recessed lights in a drop ceiling and walls are not yet finished?

I am installing a drop ceiling with pot lights as part of remodeling a portion of my basement. Since I am refinishing the entire room (newly framed walls), it seems like I have a catch 22: I need to ...
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How do I identify rough-in plumbing pipes?

I have just bought a house, and we are looking into finishing the basement, to help with design ideas, i'm looking into what the bathroom will be. The rough-in pipes are in an odd placement in the ...
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Venting Plumbing AFTER drywall is up

First, some set up: My friends and I have been building a sort of Mancave over the last year. It's about 300 square feet, with a height of about 14 feet -- half of the place has a loft (making ...
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Strain relief for cable into metal box - clamp ok?

I am having trouble fining a strain relief clamp to cover the hole into a metal canister (the canister for a heating unit). Is it ok to use an NM cable clamp - the kind you use around the hole going ...
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How accurate does a door rough-in need to be?

Having never installed a pre-hung door before, I am wondering how accurate does the door rough-in need to be? I am planning on installing a 28" bathroom door, which has a 30" rough in. After framing ...
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How far to rough in sink

When roughing in a sink, how far should I extend the 1.5" PVC into the room (i.e. through the drywall). Seems like if it goes past the framing, the drywallers are going to have to cut the hole before ...
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Plumbing rough-in pressure test PSI

My plumbing rough-in is done, and inspection was passed. Unfortunately, I had to move a couple of things the plumbers did. I probably had to redo about six crimps rings. Before I go any further, I'...
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What is this this square hole in bathroom rough in used for?

I have a plumbing rough in that is located below grade in my basement. The system consists of a 2" sewer pipe and a toilet rough in connected to an ejecter tank. In the middle there is what appears to ...
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Basement Bathroom Plumbing - Rough in Backwater Valve

I am trying to figure out how in the world to frame this basement bathroom. As you can see from the image, there is a backwater valve that would end up right in the middle of the room. I know that ...
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Would you expect a plumber to put up plastic to contain dust for a basement bathroom rough-in?

I've read through other posts on basement bathroom rough-ins, but haven't found anything. Yesterday, a reputable plumber used a jack hammer to break up concrete in a basement bathroom being added to ...
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Rough-in pex line

I have plans of building a bathroom on the second floor next year. I am currently re-modelling the first floor and I would like to get the plumbing for the new bathroom in place so that I do not have ...
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Basement rough-in. Converting plumbing from a tub to a fiberglass shower

the basement rough-in was completed with a shower/tub rough-in. I want to convert it to a shower. I bought an alcove left drain fiberglass tub. The shower does have a p-trap and everything should be ...
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Need guidance for venting a new rough-in for basement bathroom

I'm currently finishing my basement, and I wanted to rough-in plumbing fixtures for a future basement. I've already got the layout, but I just need to figure out the venting for the drawing for my ...
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Will a Toto Eco-Drake toilet with a 12“ rough-in fit my 10.75” rough-in?

My bathroom has a 10 3/4" rough-in and the currently-installed toilet needs to be replaced. Some research has let me to learn that the Toto Eco-Drake line of toilets that specify 12" rough-ins can be ...
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What is the correct procedure to turn a 10“ rough-in toilet drain into a 12” rough-in drain when the drain goes through a slab-on-grade?

I need to replace a leaking toilet, but the distance from the drain to the wall is about 10.75". The selection of toilets that I'm finding in the 10" rough-in range is pretty pathetic and overpriced, ...
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Can you install slip nuts for the bath tub drain under the house?

I'm not sure why it would matter, but I'm wondering if it is ok code wise to install the bath tub drain system at the Tee for the drain and overflow valve with slip nuts under the house. Just ...
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Can I run electrical wiring through basement ceiling joists?

My main electrical circuit breaker panel is on one end of our unfinished basement. I need to run 2 circuits to the far end of the basement. Normally I would mount these wires on the center beam that ...
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Basement Bathroom Rough-In Configuration

I'm investigating if I can use an existing basement bathroom rough-in as is. To date, everyone I've asked has said the concrete needs to be broken up and the plumbing re-arranged. I think the tub ...
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Decipher my bathroom rough in

Can someone help me decipher this picture? When I had the house built, the builder roughed in a bathroom for later use. The pipes in this picture are A 2" pipe, possible a vent with a T connector (...
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Why does recommended door rough opening height add 2-1/2" to door height?

I am skeptical about the recommended 2-1/2" addition to the door height for an interior door rough opening (assuming only subfloor). Consider the following estimated (meaning I am unsure if they are ...
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Can I support a granite countertop overhang with embedded steel bars?

I have read that you can support a granite overhang (such as a bar) using 1/4" steel bars below or embedded in the rough top. The purpose of this is to support the 16" overhang without using corbels ...
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Which parts of a Moentrol transfer valve need to be exposed?

I am going to be finishing the shower wall over a new Moentrol transfer valve (3320) This obviously requires penetrations for the two control levers, but it also has three of what appear to be ...