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gottodo1 02-08-2014 03:08 PM

Fixing old plumbing
 
I pulled out some drywall to put in a new sink down stairs and I saw there is a vent already in place right there that was plumbed to have a sink! I thought great, then I pulled out a bit more drywall and saw a rag blocking the hole and thought hurm. Then a bit more and I see duct tape holding where the Y connected back to the 2" pipe with a ~half inch gap....

SO if I want to fix this, I was thinking I could cut the pipe a half foot up above the Y, put in a coupler, then add a smidge of pipe until I realized there's no flex in the existing pipe. Is using one of these the proper way to do it?

nealtw 02-08-2014 03:51 PM

I think that's right as long as you get the right one for the pipe you have.

CallMeVilla 02-08-2014 09:08 PM

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Good news ... you can get flexible fittings which give you enough give to make the connection. You will have to have a solid black ABS above and below the fitting ... then couple them using a FERNCO coupling.

I have even seen drain Y's in flex material ... http://www.google.com/imgres?um=1&rls=com.microsoft%3Aen-us%3AIE-SearchBox&rlz=1I7SKPT_enUS410&hl=en&tbm=isch&tbnid =p7Uk__KgbdEdOM%3A&imgrefurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.hard warestore.com%2Ffernco.aspx&docid=uF22kLLBYxXeGM&i mgurl=http%3A%2F%2Fstatic.hardwarestore.com%2Fmedi a%2Fproduct%2F625859_front500.jpg&w=500&h=500&ei=-f72UtbVG4rZoAT0zYDoDA&zoom=1&iact=rc&dur=4328&page =1&start=0&ndsp=17&ved=0CHgQrQMwDA

There is hope for you!

gottodo1 02-09-2014 08:00 PM

CMV, Why do you list ABS, most drains aren't ABS but the std sch 40 PVC, any specific reason?

CallMeVilla 02-09-2014 09:10 PM

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Here in CA, we use ABS and PVC below ground ... PVC is rated for pressure purposes and suitable for underground applications. Since you are dealing with a DWV situation, ABS is perfectly appropriate when you use the proper fittings and follow primer/gluing procedures. BTW, primer establishes a chemical reaction which helps melt the plastic together ... it can be really important on the pressure side!

Your local code and skills would determine your choice ... :D

gottodo1 02-10-2014 10:38 AM

So someone just used a condom there huh? Yet another way the people that should be using condoms are doing so ineffectively.

oldognewtrick 02-10-2014 01:55 PM

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Originally Posted by gottodo1 (Post 100025)
So someone just used a condom there huh? Yet another way the people that should be using condoms are doing so ineffectively.

We ARE promoters of safe plumbing here ya know...;)

CallMeVilla 02-10-2014 11:08 PM

You notice? Skinny pipe but a big condom. How embarassing! :D

gottodo1 02-11-2014 11:05 AM

Thanks guys. All my plumbing for the new bathroom downstairs is done!!! My road may soon be done... atleast inside the house.

nealtw 02-11-2014 11:51 AM

[QUOTE=gottodo1;100102]Thanks guys. All my plumbing for the new bathroom downstairs is done!!! My road may soon be done... atleast inside the house.[/QUOTE
Done is just a temperary word:rofl:


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