Ramset close to drain pipe


Old 12-15-05, 09:14 PM
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Ramset close to drain pipe

I'm getting ready to attach a sole plate butted up against one of my bathroom's drain line. Is it safe to shoot a nail into the concrete anywhere near this line? Is it standard for the drain pipe to go straight down until it's below the slab and then head toward the main cleanout? The main cleanout appears to be in the floor about 12 feet to the left of this pipe and about 10 inches out from the wall (which would route this pipe under the sole plate). Just want to make sure I don't shoot a nail into this pipe. Here's a pic of the pipe, and what I think is the main cleanout.



Just curious, is that second picture the main cleanout that all drain pipes in the house would run though?

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Old 12-15-05, 09:57 PM
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The pipe goes through the concrete and then turns under the slab. I don't see a problem with shooting a ramset into the concrete. It should be 4 to 6" thick. The cleanout(s) are usually situated for ease of cleaning the pipe if necessary. Sometimes extra cleanouts are installed when an elbow was necessary so that there was still a "straight shot" for cleaning.
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