rough-in plumbing


Old 04-25-04, 11:36 PM
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rough-in plumbing

Hello all,
Like Trinitro, I am building a new home, after ours burned in the Rodeo/Chediski Fire here in Az. in 2002, along with 475 other homes. I have the shell done, and I am starting on the rough plumbing and elect. Alot of the help that you have given Trinitro has also helped me, and like him, I want to do it all myself and expect to make numerous mistakes along the way. That's why I'm here. I know the pipe sizes to use, I know the long sweeps, the venting etc. to use, and everything must be code.
The cabin is built on a crawl space, with the floor approx. 5 ft.above ground. The sewer line enters the house 1 ft. below grd level, approx. 27 ft. away from the back to back toilets. I know the slope measurements required, but how do I get the line from both toilets to drop approx. 6 ft. in 27ft of length? Do I do numerous drops or does the line drop straight down from the toilets 4 ft. or whatever, into a long sweep and then slope down to the septic line inlet? Your help would be very much appreciated, and any other tips that you may have.
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Old 04-26-04, 05:17 AM
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One thing to remember when you look at the codes. It is the minimum required.
Place your drop in a very convient location for placement of a cleanout midway to towards the bottom. Now you have a couple of problems solved.

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