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Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by Rusty 06 4x4, Dec 27, 2011.

  1. May 8, 2013 at 4:26 PM
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    Kolunatic

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    Well then,you're going to have to bite the bullit and get someone to do the drain. It'll speed things up. And when in wall check thevalve if its a true shower valve or tub and sh valve with tub spout plugged.
     
  2. May 8, 2013 at 4:27 PM
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    Check your local paper for a one truck plumbing company. It'll save ya money. Or grab the phone book,and be ready to grab ya ankles:)
     
  3. May 8, 2013 at 5:52 PM
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    Give me some price estimates I should be looking for to remove the poured pan and cut the slab to relocate the drain. I can do the rest.
     
  4. May 8, 2013 at 6:10 PM
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    If the trap is right at drain opening ,you can just reroute riser over for tub,if trap is deep enough.2-1 1/2" 90s and some pipe. Should only take a few hours to move drain.
     
  5. Jun 21, 2013 at 4:13 AM
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    Do you do boilers ? I am going to switch from oil to gas to save $$. I do have questions if you have answers. Thanks for any help. Curious George
     
  6. Jul 10, 2013 at 8:10 AM
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    I have a plumbing question if this thread is still existent.
     
  7. Jul 10, 2013 at 8:13 AM
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    That's the best answer I could come up with with the information that was given.
     
  8. Jul 10, 2013 at 8:16 AM
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    Haha well I don't see how that's the answer, but ill share my situation in a minute. Photos are being sent to live


    Edit:

    Ok I can't post the pics on here with my phone, so here's the link to the first picture on Tw live. The next post down should be my second picture and the situation I'm hoping to resolve.

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/off-topic-discussion/38939-tw-live-12486.html#post7142529
     
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  9. Jul 10, 2013 at 9:10 AM
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    Wow. That's quite the conglomeration of fittings you have there.

    Most of that is not legal under any code I'm familiar with.

    The black pipe you want to drain into is too high to serve as a drain, but then again so is the pipe it's presently draining into.

    Basically, your building drain is too high to allow anything in the basement to be gravity drained into it. A legal installation would consist of an ejector pit with it's discharge pumped up into the building drain.

    That being said, if you want to drain your washer into the black pipe you should know that....

    A. The pipe is too small (it needs to be 2")
    B. The pipe is too high (your washer has to pump the water all the way up there and you'll likely have soaking wet loads of laundry as if the spin cycle never happened)
    C. A washing machine should really have about a 24" stand pipe above its p-trap because of the suds. This would make your discharge point even higher.

    In a nutshell, what I'm trying to say is that you've got quite the plumbing abortion going on here and a licensed plumber would have to reconfigure everything and charge you a lot of money to fix it.
    If it's working as it is now, you are not going to improve the situation by doing what you want to.

    I'm sure this isn't the kind of thing you wanted to hear, but it's the truth.
     
  10. Jul 10, 2013 at 6:39 PM
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    oh its cool.. aparently according to all the local plumbers it costs $4000 to replace a water heater, so Im aware all plumbers hate working :D


    my washer can pump to a maximum height of 96". I will be installing a pedestal under the washer, raising it an additional 14", making the point I'll be pumping too roughly around 5' above the bottom of the washer.


    thanks for the help though... or whatever you want to call it... :notsure:








    :D
     
  11. Jul 10, 2013 at 6:48 PM
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    standpipe code here is min 18"

    and he said the black drain is 2"
     
  12. Jan 18, 2014 at 5:12 PM
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    nice to see fellow TW plumbers helping with this!
     
  13. Jan 25, 2014 at 11:46 AM
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    IMHO moving the washer to the 1st floor with a proper standpipe (2") tied in before the house trap might be the simplest solution.
     
  14. Jul 3, 2014 at 1:48 PM
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    Anyone know where to find those push-button hose spigots that you see at a beach or public park?

    Trying to get the water turned back on at our local dog park (85+ and no water available due to vandals turning it on and flooding it at night) but the parks and rec manager won't budge. If we can take a solution and possible donations from us that use it regularly, we are hoping the guy will reconsider.
     
  15. Jul 3, 2014 at 4:22 PM
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    http://www.plumbingsupply.com/chicagometeringfaucets.html
     
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  17. Jul 28, 2014 at 9:24 AM
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    just bought a house and there is no cold water from any of the faucets. their is hot water but when trying to get cold water it comes out warm, not hot. only single lever faucets in the house are the kitchen sink, and 2 showers... from a quick google search seems like one of these may be the culprit.

    any insight? thanks in advance
     
  18. Jul 28, 2014 at 9:26 AM
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    Have you let the cold water side run for a bit, may just be hot from location of the lines. I.E. some h20 lines go through the attic and the water that first comes out is as hot as the hot water side. Mine are this way and I can't tell you how many times I have turned on the shower, felt hot water after a minute, jumped in, and got blasted with cold a few minutes later.
     
  19. Jul 28, 2014 at 9:30 AM
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    yeah. between my wife and i we've showered 3-4 times... no go
     
  20. Jul 28, 2014 at 10:28 AM
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    well dang. Can't help ya then. I only know/do basic plumbing work at my own house. that's an odd problem to have. Obviously cold water is making it to your water heater, so that's strange that it doesn't come out the tap. Do you have hot water filling the tank on your toilets also?
     
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