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    Hi Mancave. Great to hear things are going...

    Hi Mancave.

    Great to hear things are going well for you, but I'd still have to bet that at least a few drops of nasty have hit the cardboard over the years...you're just getting older and must...
  2. Hi Tmeyer Sorry, but I can't tell what...

    Hi Tmeyer

    Sorry, but I can't tell what anything is. You colored the lines but did not explain what each color line is or what it is going to. Please define the colored lines and I should be able...
  3. Hello I can't speak to Maryland code. Call...

    Hello

    I can't speak to Maryland code. Call your local plumbing inspector and ask him the question. My guess is that as long as the studor vent is "readily accessible" for future swap out you can...
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    I just don't have time for that right now. I'd...

    I just don't have time for that right now. I'd consult a local plumber on this and don't forget to confirm the shower drain has a ptrap under the floor.

    Mark
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    How many bathrooms?

    How many bathrooms?
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    I'm a heart attack waiting to happen...I had...

    I'm a heart attack waiting to happen...I had TWO!!

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    49285 The 4" pipe is definitely the toilet...

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    The 4" pipe is definitely the toilet drain (see image).

    I believe the lavatory drain is that 2" pipe next to the 3" waste stack coming out of the floor. This drain would pick up the...
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    My treat this time Gentleman!! 49284

    My treat this time Gentleman!!

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    Apple fritters are more my style, but def. count...

    Apple fritters are more my style, but def. count me in for virtual coffee time if it ever happens!!

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    Late to the party as usual!!

    Late to the party as usual!!
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    Yes, you can use a TY sweep 90 You can also...

    Yes, you can use a TY sweep 90

    You can also use a wye fitting and use 90s or 45s off the wye, or you can use a combination wye 1/8th fitting.

    How are you VENTING the shower?

    Mark
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    Hi Warren If it was a large supply line like...

    Hi Warren

    If it was a large supply line like say 1.25" or larger then I would think it is possible. However, being a guest house I'm pretty sure the supply line would be too small to video.
    ...
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    You follow directions well....nice job.

    You follow directions well....nice job.
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    Tee goes in the other direction (flip it)...with...

    Tee goes in the other direction (flip it)...with the flow so water/condensation build up flows down the drain.

    Otherwise, fine.

    I like to use a 3" 90 and then install a 4"x3" stainless steel...
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    It was a lot of work, no doubt...drilling large...

    It was a lot of work, no doubt...drilling large holes is a blast, huh??

    You did a nice job here...very clean.
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    Start here: 1) Lift the toilet seat and see if...

    Start here:

    1) Lift the toilet seat and see if you can see water trickling into the bowl. If you see water trickling into the toilet then the FLAPPER needs to be replaced to resolve the issue.
    ...
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    Ceiling above stand alone shower leaking into...

    Ceiling above stand alone shower leaking into shower only not below not
    Ceiling above shower not below not another floor,raking when showering only

    What????

    Please try again.

    Tell us what...
  18. Try blowing compressed air back through each...

    Try blowing compressed air back through each line...see if that dislodges anything.

    Mark
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    Nice job...looks great!

    Nice job...looks great!
  20. Hello There really is no way for us to...

    Hello

    There really is no way for us to estimate something like this (we would need to be at your house and count the number of bathrooms, number of floors, size of house, etc.). Travel time and...
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    Nicely done! Looking real good, EXCEPT... ...

    Nicely done!

    Looking real good, EXCEPT...

    Technically, Jim caps (the black rubber caps you have on the stack) are not allowed inside a finished wall or floor.... Please message me your...
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    I would really prefer to see you use double...

    I would really prefer to see you use double fixture tee fittings instead of the double wye fittings, but if you can't find them then the double wyes will have to do! In that case, looks great!
    ...
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    Why did you point the street 45 up in the double...

    Why did you point the street 45 up in the double wye on the right...that won't work? Let me know why...
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    Going down to the 1.5" DOUBLE FIXTURE TEE should...

    Going down to the 1.5" DOUBLE FIXTURE TEE should be just fine...but not a double wye fitting.

    Otherwise, looking great!
  25. Super glad it worked...good for you. Thank you...

    Super glad it worked...good for you. Thank you for the update!!
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    That is used in commercial plumbing and is not...

    That is used in commercial plumbing and is not used in residential setting, so I would not recommend it here.


    You can pipe this as I presented...just turn the double sanitary fittings sideways...
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    Hi Adkhr That picture above better not be...

    Hi Adkhr

    That picture above better not be correct....look at the last picture I posted. It is the only way to do back to back, in fact, double back to back lavatories....*wink*.

    Now, In Green...
  28. Did you install a check valve in the pump line? ...

    Did you install a check valve in the pump line? If not, start by installing a check valve and see if that resolves recirculation issue.

    Also, did you install a means to purge air out of the...
  29. Hi Belz I would not drill a hole above the...

    Hi Belz

    I would not drill a hole above the ptrap...if drain backs up, and it will, water will flood the cabinet without you knowing and can cause some pretty good damage.

    If you have a GRID...
  30. Question: plumbing

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    Try this: Corian manufacturer: ...

    Try this:

    Corian manufacturer:

    http://www.corian.com/-contact-us-form-

    Or this, but VERY EXPENSIVE!! https://www.boatoutfitters.com/replacement-overflow-tube-for-corian-sinks

    Try the...
  31. Hi J-I-F Copper straps are definitely better...

    Hi J-I-F

    Copper straps are definitely better here...your friend was correct. I would need a picture of the valve in question to advise best...

    MArk
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    49212 Reduce the shower vent to 1.5" ...

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    Reduce the shower vent to 1.5"

    Install Wye fitting on horizontal to pick up shower drain

    Proper lavatory sink piping vent should be as I've drawn it. I didn't include the ptraps...
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    "Get that toilet shut off and use a bucket from...

    "Get that toilet shut off and use a bucket from the tub till payday"

    Man, that is the best answer I've seen in months, if not years!!
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    Hi Al10 No quick fix for you, sorry. Use a...

    Hi Al10

    No quick fix for you, sorry. Use a pair of pliers on the stem of the shut off valve to turn the shut off valve to the off position (HOLD the valve body with a second set of pliers while...
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    Getting closer here... Codes vary by state, so...

    Getting closer here...

    Codes vary by state, so hard to say exactly, but in most cases...

    If you start 4" in the basement then you need to keep the drain 4" all the way up and through to the...
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    Hi. Absolutely nothing you have drawn is even...

    Hi.

    Absolutely nothing you have drawn is even close to correct...sorry.

    So, #1....no
    #2.....No, you cannot tie a shower from the second floor into the vent for the kitchen sink from the...
  37. Hi Jim If you have a two handle faucet remove...

    Hi Jim

    If you have a two handle faucet remove the screw from the other cartridge of the faucet, take it to Home Depot and have them match it up to the correct screw for you. Otherwise, call Home...
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    Hi BA Without knowing the exact make/model of...

    Hi BA

    Without knowing the exact make/model of the faucet I can't speak specifics here, but in most cases like this the spray DIVERTER is to blame... most likely failing to open/close as required. ...
  39. Agree with ma0641... if apartment building leave...

    Agree with ma0641... if apartment building leave it to the landlord... you break it, my guess is that you'll have to fix it, too!

    Otherwise, if the water backs up after 30 seconds then you know...
  40. Hi John If they were of the ball type, yes you...

    Hi John

    If they were of the ball type, yes you are correct he would not get flow. However, he said, "
    I noticed plastic and flaps inside the nipples", so these should be the newer flat, flap...
  41. Hi Mike If they had teflon on them from the...

    Hi Mike

    If they had teflon on them from the factory and they were not clearly marked with arrows on them then you have the simple flat flapper style heat trap nipples and they can go in either hot...
  42. Hi Panama1965 Your toilet is either partially...

    Hi Panama1965

    Your toilet is either partially clogged and needs to be snaked or there could be some obstruction hanging up in the outlet of the toilet siphoning the bowl over time.

    Tell me,...
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    Call your local plumbing supply wholesaler and...

    Call your local plumbing supply wholesaler and talk to a salesperson... they will definitely be able to find one for you.

    Otherwise, you can custom order a pan from a number of manufacturers. ...
  44. I'd start by calling a local plumber and have him...

    I'd start by calling a local plumber and have him isolate the issue to either COLD water or HOT water or HEAT lines. Once you know which pipe is leaking you can decide whether to locate the leaking...
  45. Hi Jen I don't like plumber's putty when...

    Hi Jen

    I don't like plumber's putty when installing a shower strainer...that is unless you have bedded the shower pan/base in a mortar bed or similar bedding substrate. Here, if the shower base...
  46. It certainly could be that I misread... never...

    It certainly could be that I misread... never know unless bwhit5 comes back!

    Thanks!
  47. Hi Talaniman Dual handle valves do NOT have...

    Hi Talaniman

    Dual handle valves do NOT have temperature limiting devices... why they have been illegal in most states for decades now. Only single handle shower units have limiting devices and...
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    If you have hot water then you have cold water...

    If you have hot water then you have cold water into the home up to the hot water heater (cold feeds the hot water heater to make the water hot). After the cold water feeds into the water heater will...
  49. Roger is asking about the TRAP ARM distance from...

    Roger is asking about the TRAP ARM distance from Ptrap to vent maximums.

    Roger, the answer is really dependent on which plumbing code your state follows.

    In my State, Massachusetts, the maximum...
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    Hi Johhny1 I'm not sure what a "lacy" is, but...

    Hi Johhny1

    I'm not sure what a "lacy" is, but figure that it is a tub or shower and if that is the case and flushing the toilet causes water to back up into the lacy then the branch drain that...
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