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Garage catch basin and basement washroom drain pipe connection

I am trying to get a good understanding of the plumbing setup I have in the garage (see attached picture). This catch-basin is located in the middle of the garage. There is a basement washroom on the ...
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Installing a fiberglass shower in basement

I have an acrylic preformed shower to install in my basement. There is a rough in drain in a 10x10 cutout. I have two questions. The shower hole for the drain is in the center of the shower so it ...
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Plastic electrical cut-in boxes with 3/8s tabs

Most plastic home improvement store electrical, single gang cut-in boxes seem to have little plastic tabs / bumps which if used, will set the box 3/8s inch off the studs. We are doing 1/2" ...
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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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Need Tips for Mounting screw-in Slider electrical Boxes

I know they've been around awhile but I'm still kind of new to them. I occasionally have to mount these Allied slider boxes in new and old work situations, and sometimes they go in perfectly with no ...
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Should and can I move the gas pipes to make height for bathroom

Trying to add a bathroom to the basement with the builder provided rough in which is next to furnace/heater (located at 10 ft right angle away from electrical boards and laundry) I see that the city'...
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DIY Bathroom Addition Vent and Drain Questions

I am adding a bathroom addition and I need some advice on laying out the drains and vents. The new bathroom will be 8'x 15' and will be slab on grade. When the new septic system was installed a few ...
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How can I reduce a rough opening height 1-1/4"?

I'm building a new master bedroom closet. The wife wants a specific 30x80" door which requires a rough-in of 32x82. Unfortunately, the measurement from the top plate to the subfloor is 83 1/4". I'm ...
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Rough opening..overthinking?

In the middle of framing my basement, I realized I made a rough opening for a bathroom door approximately 4" too big. I glued m & screwed in another 2x4 to each jack stud to get the opening where ...
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10 inch rough toilet but heating baseboard is in the way

Just moved into a new house. Need to replace the toilet. It is a 10 inch rough from the wall, however there is a heating baseboard in the way. There is a toilet there now and the back of the base of ...
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Check valve seeping around hinge nut - should I replace it?

As a part of my hot water recirculation system, I installed this brass swing check valve about a year ago on the supply side of my tankless water heater. It appears to be leaking just enough to cause ...
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Can I add strips of lumber to studs in a framed wall to meet plumbing hole size limitations?

If you want to fit a 2” PVC pipe with 2.375” OD in a non load bearing wall stud, it needs to be less than or equal to 60% of the width of the stud. i.e a stud which would need to be just over 3.95” in ...
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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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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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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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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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Toilet drain roughed in to wrong location

New construction home plumbing issue. Architects placed toilet in front of bathroom door. What the heck- that is where the sink should be! We did not notice until slab was poured and we saw the drain ...
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How wide to trench foundation slab for new plumbing?

What is a good rule of thumb for how wide to cut the trench when adding new drain/waste/vent plumbing to a foundation? Here is a made up example rule similar to what I am hoping to find: Start with ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...