I have a clay sewer pipe running from the main line in the basement floor. It is all cracked and doesn't appear to be in use. What could have been the purpose of this pipe and can it be removed?
This may be an old sewer system probably going to a septic drain field. Before you discard this be sure you have a working potty draining system.
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with a pumping unit like a Saniflo If your cieling is high enough you can build a false floor for tha bathroom, so the fixtures are higher than the sewer line. You'd need somewhere around a 10' cieling, assuming the main is less than 12" from the floor. If you can't build a fake floor, you need a p…ump, as mentioned above. (MORE)
if you are fitting a maserator unit like Saniflo you can gohorizontally up to 100 meters or vertically up to 4 meters but youmust have a 1 in 200 gravity fall on the horizontal there is no certain distance it can be from the main. it alldepends on the fall and how deep your sewer is, however it does…matter how many bends your line has. It shouldn't exceed 135degrees or 100' without a cleanout. (MORE)
How do you connect a vent pipe to the horizontal branch and main pipes running below the toilet floor of a high rise commercial building?
The toilet should have a 3" drain coming from the toilet and has to leave the room some where. When it passes the wall you can put a 3"x 2"x 3"sanitary tee( which should be going with the flow)and have vent stack running along the interior of the wall this may involve tearing out the drywall. Then j…ust tie the vent on to an existing one. Keep in mind; the vent can be 2", and the vent can be no more than 4' away from the center of the toilet drain. (MORE)
To attach a PVC closet flange to a pipe in a basement floor is it sufficient to glue the flange to the pipe or should it be bolted to the concrete?
Answer . I know that it is usually suffcient to just glue it,just make sure your mesurements are on point, but if you must be anal use sheilds and screw. Either or.\njoe hojas
How do you locate the main drain in a home that is 3 years old with 3 black pipes sticking out of the corner of the floor in the basement?
I know this might be cheating, but you can always contact your local water company and tell them that you are planning to do some digging for some project (make up something plausible!) and ask if they will let you know where all your underground pipes are so you won't damage them while working on y…our project. I think there is a website also (maybe beforeyoudig.com or something like that). Anyway, they'll come out within a couple of days and mark everything (gas, water, etc) that is underground. They all use different colors, so find out from the water company what colors they'll use to mark which lines. In my area, blue is water into the house and green is waste water out of the house. Also, while this is not 100% guaranteed, locate the vent pipe on the roof of the house, and most times that vent pipe will be directly in line with the sewer drain line. (MORE)
Which is better and will last longer when replacing main sewer drain lines - cast iron pipes or 4 PVC pipes if the plumber gave you a 3-year warranty on the cast iron and a 1-year on the PVC?
Answer . \nI can't imagine the plumber only giving 1 year on the PVC. Cast iron is rough on the inside and those rought spots can snag paper, lint, etc, eventually leading to blockage. PVC should last much longer and be less susceptible to blockages from material getting caught on the inside wall… of the pipes. Also, PVC doesn't rust, while cast iron will. All-in-all, I'd have to vote for the PVC (make sure that it is at least Schedule 40 PVC). (MORE)
Do you need to put a trap in your basement shower pan if you did not find any trap below the shower drain and the shower drain is directly connected to the sewer line by 2 foot pipe and T?
Answer . \nYES !!!!!!!! Minimum 2" P Trap. Answer . \nYes, and it needs a wye not a tee, and it needs to be vented properly.
Can a washer be installed in the basement with the drain line going upwards connecting to a sink or shower drain instead of having to jack hammer the floor to connect to the main sewer drain?
Unfortunately, nobody has been able to come up with a method for making water drain uphill.You can, however, purchase a pump that will send the water up to your existing drain. Answer I am thinking that the person who asked this question may have beenrefering to the drain line going up hill in a …confusing way. If there is a line already going into the basement floor, that line would be your waste line.If this is the case, you can cut a Y into the Waste line.I am not a professional plumber.I will not go into the details of how to do this, because I would not want to misslead.If the Y fitting is cut into the waste line, I am pretty sure it still requires venting the washer above the highest line entering the waste line.It would still require some work, but not having to jack hammer the basement floor. (MORE)
What would cause your 2nd floor bathroom tub to gurgle when you flush the toilet if you had the main sewer line professionally snaked due to a back up in the basement and the toilet has been replaced?
You are to heavy to use the toilet. You must lose at least twenty pounds before using that toilet again. another way is to pay at least 12,000 at most 342,000 to fix your whole plumbing system and rip out your floors to fix the pipes.
\n. \n Answer \n. \n. \nI have worked in many jurisdictions that allowed PVC water service piping, but you need to check with the administrative authority that enforces the plumbing code (if any) where you live.\n. \n Answer \n. \n. \nYes, most certainly. A recommended pipe would be …HDPE Class 16 and size of your choice (i recommend either three quarter inch or one inch pipe for adequate pressure) In most countries, a main line has to be underground, however, as soon as the pipe exists the ground at any given point it has to be non-metallic. As stated above check with your council or municipality regarding any queries regarding what material is allowed and how it must be installed. (MORE)
How far can the toilet be from the basement drain. The toilet will be installed on the main floor but is there a certain degree angle for the pipe to be from toilet to basement drain?
Maximum distance of the toilet to the drain is 6 metres (20 feet). The angle of drop is set by the branch at 112 1 / 2 o , which equates to about 1 / 4 " of drop per foot.
What would cause a sewer smell to fill the basement when there is no noticeable leak in the toilet piping?
Do you have a sink or basin in your basement? If so, and it has not been used in quite a while, the water in the "S" pipe could have evaporated, allowing odors from your septic system to come up through the pipes. That is the purpose of all drain pipes having the "S" shape.. Many codes do not allow… an S trap as it can lose its seal quite easily. One cause for the smell besides trap seal loss which would be very visible in a toilet would be that the wax gasket has deteriorated, and needs to be replaced. Also, check for any floor drains as the P trap or running trap could have trap seal loss. (MORE)
Depends on the fixture unit value I was looking for and the diameter of the piping involved
The way you ask this question is too broad. Which part of your sewer pipe needs replacing? Exposed pipe in your basement or crawlspace is too simple for you to be asking about. If you mean the sewer pipe that connects your house to the city sewer (generally under the street) you have a big tas…k. Depending on what part of the country you are in, this section of your sewer pipe can be anywhere between 4 feet and 20 feet deep. In either case you'll need a backhoe to dig it up. (MORE)
Near the very top The crown of a pipe is at the very top of the inside.
1- What kind of pipe Gas, water ,waste ? Water 2- What type of material black steel, copper, brass, cast iron PVC, ABS, galvanized ? Cast iron 3- Joints Soldered, welded ,threaded, glued, soldered, brazed, compression ,flaire , Caulked, No Hub , MJ? don't know
How can you install all new pipe for a new toilet and new sewer line that goes to a four inch cast iron main line and connect the toilet properly with running water and pressure?
Please take note that is a difficult task and should be carried out by a qualified plumber only. Furthermore, connecting an existing water line to a new toilet is fine as all inlets are standard and will give adequate pressure. As far as the the outlet is concerned, depending whether it is a straigh…t line or if it has bends to the cast iron pipe, the first way would be to connect PVC to cast iron fittings, failing that, replacing some cast iron pipe would be better, so connecting four inch PVC from the toilet to the next available joint of the cast iron. Making sure that the corking of the two pipes is done very well to prevent leaks. (MORE)
Ideally 1- Every change of the direction greater then 45 deg 2- at the base of the stack / leader 3- Every 50 feet 4- At the main house trap
Yes as it takes about 5 minutes to teach an 8 year old how to clean and properly solder copper fittings... The only problem is learning how to size the piping system to prevent erosion and learn to compensate for the coefficient of expansion per degree of temperature change to prevent a noisy system… (MORE)
A pipe clay triangle's use is similar to a gauze mat; to steady/hold apparatus on a tripod while usually they are being heated by a Bunsen burner. .
The easiest way and safest to thaw sewer lines is the use of a water Jetter with warm water NOT hot as you do not want to thermo shock the pipe
You must find where the pipe is collapsed usually by snake in till you hit the break or uncovering the pipe till you find the break. Cut both ends of the break with a saw or chain cutter so you have a nice smooth end. Install a rubber coupling on both ends slid onto your clay pipe. Measure and… cut a replacement piece of pipe to fit between, slide rubber boots over the seams and tighten. Be careful not to over tighten and rebreak the pipe. Sewer lines have little to no pressure so a snug tightening will do. Run water down line and look for a leak. Cover and silt in dirt and you are ready to go. (MORE)
What could cause a sewer gas smell coming from the drainpipe where the washing machine drains when using the machine Washing machine is on second floor Plumber check drain pipe and OK?
There is usually a trap--"U" shaped pipe on all drains that stays full of water to block gasses from coming in. It could be the trap is not staying full of water. It could also be you're pipe is dirty. It happened to our washer drain a few years after we installed. We dumped a bottle of draino in th…en did 3 or 4 washes with a normal to high bleach content and that took care of it. Hope that helps-Disclaimer----took me 10 minutes to wire my dishwasher-6 months to get the courage to plumb it. Tom (MORE)
Concrete and cast Iron pipes are made of cast iron and plastic piping systems normally use plastics
Depends on the "Sink" waste if it is a 2" sink waste a 3/8 cable will be fine.
Normally at right angles to the existing piping flow, IF it can handle the added volume
when you go from stock pipes to aftermarket pipes or vice versa there usually is some carb rejetting involved
Diameter of clay sewer pipe are dependent on the manufacturer and the nominal diameter of the pipe (generally ranging from 4" to 30"). For one manufacturer's specifications see: http://www.loganclaypipe.com/pp_pipespecsdata.html
Adding a new bath where to you run the new lines can you run them to the main pipe and how can you find it?
That's at least three separate questions, waaaaaaaay too many for this kind of format. Take this particular project off your honey-do list. . Find a qualified pro for this one.
To prevent "dead ends" which is a line 24" or more that is not vented. Also the plugging /capping of sewer /vent lines is used to prevent toxic fumes from escaping or allowing debris to enter the drainage system
By replacing the piping using either Cast Iron of one of the non ferrous systems available
The easiest way would be use of a water Jetter with warm water so as not to thermo shock the piping
Almost everyone calls a plumber to do it. The main line can be between 4 and 10 feet deep. You have to use a back hoe to do it. It's not something you can do with a shovel.
If I were doing it and I have, I would cut the asbestos with a utility knife, carefully peel the asbestos off, put it in a trash bag and throw it away. I can't get excited about a little asbestos. If you are around it all day every day, yes, you run a risk of it affecting you. A one time exposure I …can't worry about. Wear a dust mask if you want. The other option is to call a professional who will show up with the moon suits and charge you hundreds of dollars to do it. Your choice. (MORE)
1- Utility lines / piping knowing the location of incoming services 2- Communications cables 3- cave ins (shoring ) 4- protecting the piping from bearing any structural weight by either arch, Lentil or iron pipe sleeve 5- soil conditions acidity.
My washer and dryer are currently in my basement and I would like to install it on the main floor but don't know how to install the pipes for the drain to still go into the basement drain?
Without knowing the layout or type of drain pipe and location, it is impossible to give a good answer. Drill a hole in the floor and run the drain with PVC. Drains should fall 1/8 to 1/4 of an inch for every foot of distance. Horizontal distance. There may be a drain line that is closer to the first… floor location that you can tap into. Washer drain does not need a vent, it gets it's venting around the washer hose. (MORE)
purging is the process of purging an air to the unburned fuel oil, before it be fired.
All clean outs have to be accessible or what is the purpose of installing them? They can be placed behind an access door or under a floor plate
The toilet will usually not flush. A plumber can run a camera down the drain to check. Depending on where you live and how far he goes it will be around $100 or more to check.
Ideally by the use of 45 degree fittings or long radius ells with a clean out installed in every change of direction over 45 deg
Drain/sewer and vent pipes in newer homes are either ABS (black) or PVC (white) plastic cell core pipes. The sewer line that runs from the home to the street or septic can very to alot of different kinds of pipe and some are good and some fail alot. If you live in a older home or have a older commer…cial building chances are you can have either bell cast iron, copper or galvanized and in some cases clay unless it has been upgraded. . Galvanized in most civilized codes can NOT be used under ground (unless coated) . Sewer piping under ground can be Type K copper, Service weight CI, HXCI, NH CI, clay pipe , Class 22 CI (MORE)
Your drains run slow when it is clogged even after many trials itwont stop.Also after you flush there may be sound of water for muchtime in such cases there is a need to call for sewerline repair services as they will inspect the blockagesby video inspection method and then decide which method to be… usedfor unclogging and apply the proper method thus problem is solved. (MORE)
First you must calculate the fixture unints that are needed then based on the FU you can then increase the soil/ waste line to allow the needed pitch for the fixture unit value
by gradually heating it ANS 2 - I have to do that sometimes wit both PVC and ABS glues . -I find the easiest quickest way is to sand it off with an electric sander.
Why would you hear and feel water running in your basement pipes when nothing is running and you see water running through your sewer line outside?
I would check the toilets, that is about the only place water could be getting into the drain without seeing it.
Normally drainage piping over flows because 1- a stoppage /blockage 2- under sized for drainage fixture units conected 3- back pitched or poorly installled
The main sewer line keeps getting clogged with tree roots in a 3 ft section of line. A plumber wants 8000 to sleeve the pipe. Can I just put an ABS pipe inside the clay pipe?
Most sewer lines do not run perfectly straight, also, you would not be able to get it into the main because there is an elbow where it connects. You can put copper sulphate down the line to kill the roots. Do it a couple of times a year.
The purpose of a sewer pipe is to collect waste from drains and peoples homes and transport it through the sewer system to the sewer plant. There it is treated and the water is recycled.
The purposes of the clay pipe are used for sewage that generated by hydrogen sulfide , drainage, make clay tobacco pipes and also used in sewer gravity collection mains.
Bust out the concrete, fix the pipe and pour new concrete. No way around it.