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07-01-13, 01:03 PM
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Posted By DIY science guy

Update Finally got my hands on the correct...

Update

Finally got my hands on the correct fittings to got from the clay sewer to cast and from cast to plastic.

I found there was a hub for the sewer pipe just below the surface where I had...
06-24-13, 07:40 AM
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Posted By DIY science guy

Alrighty! After much delay and distraction, I...

Alrighty! After much delay and distraction, I finally finished the joists. I followed the collected advice in the last posts and also Czizzi's plan in #22. Here's the result

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I didn't...
06-06-13, 01:01 PM
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Posted By DIY science guy

As far as I can tell, they allow no-hub fittings...

As far as I can tell, they allow no-hub fittings for cast iron, but only on family residence units less than 3 stories.

as for the delay, I've heard there was resistance from the trade but also a...
06-06-13, 09:52 AM
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Posted By DIY science guy

well granted that, for the most part, I have no...

well granted that, for the most part, I have no clue about these things.

This is the best I could find regarding the topic... from amlegal.com there's about 3 sections referencing above ground,...
06-06-13, 06:47 AM
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Posted By DIY science guy

More complications... After a bit of reading...

More complications...

After a bit of reading I came across something interesting.

Chicago code doesn't allow PVC or ABS below ground.

So perhaps I can get some advice on my current plan:
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06-06-13, 06:39 AM
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Posted By DIY science guy

Hello again all, the saga continues So I...

Hello again all, the saga continues


So I took out enough of that wall for new joist to go in to support the tiled floor in the doorway

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A few details:

1. The floor in the bath is...
05-30-13, 07:27 AM
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Posted By DIY science guy

Alright, I took off the broken top with an angle...

Alright, I took off the broken top with an angle grinder. To the best of my scientific abilities, the pipe comes out of the ground at roughly 8 degrees off plumb.

Can the coupling accommodate that...
05-29-13, 10:49 AM
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Posted By DIY science guy

Okay, I think that all makes sense to me. The...

Okay, I think that all makes sense to me. The clay pipe is 6" inner and 7 1/2" outer diameters. I don't know if that makes it a standard 6" clay pipe, but I think it is. To to transition from the 6"...
05-29-13, 07:00 AM
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Posted By DIY science guy

The saga continues... i was in the process...

The saga continues...

i was in the process of removing the soil pipe when I hit a snag. I had removed a couple of sections, no problem, and then was about to remove another section when something...
05-29-13, 06:31 AM
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Posted By DIY science guy

yeah, I agree. it'd be a shame if the tiled floor...

yeah, I agree. it'd be a shame if the tiled floor cracked and a floating float would certainly lead to this.

I'm excavating out the old exterior wall. it's a chore. I have a hammer drill and have...
05-24-13, 08:39 AM
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Posted By DIY science guy

Alright, I've cut my floor joists and test fit...

Alright, I've cut my floor joists and test fit them. they appear to be spot on. To support them on the side of the current exterior wall, I chiseled out a notch so they rest on the wall 4" right...
05-23-13, 01:47 PM
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Posted By DIY science guy

Understood. Thanks for the clarification!

Understood. Thanks for the clarification!
05-23-13, 01:04 PM
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Posted By DIY science guy

Quick question... and forgive me if my noviceness...

Quick question... and forgive me if my noviceness is showing

If the distance from the toilet drain to the stack is 24 in, does it need a vent?

Here's my current drain/vent plan. The changes...
05-22-13, 10:15 AM
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Posted By DIY science guy

ah, I see! genius! I was able to open the...

ah, I see! genius!

I was able to open the cleanout and plug it up real good. hopefully in a few days I can start takin it down.
05-22-13, 10:09 AM
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Posted By DIY science guy

Hello again, and welcome to the party... Now we...

Hello again, and welcome to the party... Now we can really get going!

thanks for the thoughts about flooring. that makes perfect sense to me.

The two floors in the adjoining rooms are level...
05-13-13, 08:01 AM
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Posted By DIY science guy

update. The shower vent to the roof came out...

update.

The shower vent to the roof came out nice and easy. It wasn't secured to anything, just obstructed because the top 2 ft was a larger diameter. It slide right down with a little finagling....
05-10-13, 10:13 AM
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Posted By DIY science guy

Hello Larry, welcome to the party! no worries...

Hello Larry, welcome to the party! no worries about coming in late. The more the merrier... and it sounds like I need all the help I can get.

Here's the link to the other open thread...
05-09-13, 01:40 PM
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Posted By DIY science guy

Sure no problem. It's hard to get good wide shots...

Sure no problem. It's hard to get good wide shots because the space is so small. Oh, and it doesn't help that I've got stairs in the basement that go nowhere and a weird crawl space I've also...
05-09-13, 09:43 AM
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Posted By DIY science guy

Cool. Thanks! I really appreciate the help! ...

Cool. Thanks! I really appreciate the help!

For the layout, the toilet/sink are off the stack to the west whereas the shower is due north so how about running the scheme like the modified pic...
05-09-13, 08:28 AM
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Posted By DIY science guy

Okay, thanks all. I feel much better about this...

Okay, thanks all. I feel much better about this now.

Last night I started the process. Whoever said I should pull it all was spot on. I decided to cut through the galvanized steel of the shower...
05-08-13, 02:16 PM
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Posted By DIY science guy

Not to bump my own thread... but I'm having...

Not to bump my own thread... but I'm having second thoughts on whether this really is a DIY job

I already have access to the majority of the pipe
there's only 4 connections
- vent to shower...
05-08-13, 01:45 PM
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Posted By DIY science guy

right on, I figured as much. The pipe off...

right on, I figured as much.

The pipe off to the right in the first image is the drain for the sink.

So for replacing it, you think I can put the new stack up right where the old one was?
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05-08-13, 11:10 AM
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Posted By DIY science guy

To replace the stack or not...

This is connected to another thread on my bathroom remodel (http://www.doityourself.com/forum/designing-kitchens-bathrooms/494301-weird-bathroom-remodel-old-house.html). I have some specific plumbing...
05-08-13, 10:29 AM
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Views: 5,148
Posted By DIY science guy

Update I tore out the subfloor and found...

Update

I tore out the subfloor and found several fun surprises in the process. I wanted to expose the drain pipe for the sink so I can replace it. you can see the the demo in progress in one of...
05-03-13, 09:06 AM
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Views: 5,148
Posted By DIY science guy

Thanks for the reply! For the mortar bed, I...

Thanks for the reply!

For the mortar bed, I was going to follow How to build a shower - Building a shower pan with pre-sloped mortar bed, liner and curb. (http://www.ontariotile.com/preslope.html)...
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