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  •  Perhaps I didn't say that right (5+ / 0-)

    There is no rule that drains can't face each other on a pipe per se. the rule is that drain water shouldn't have to flow backwards (uphill) towards another drain and then reverse course to drain as has obviously happened here.
    Regardless of how I described it I think you agree there's a real bozo factor here

    They could have saved me a lot of trouble and time by ventingh the toilet with a @" vent to start with---as I say, a wet vent requires the next size up pipe.

    What I did was take out the vanity sink entirely and just use the old drain as a vent. I re ran the vent to where its venting the new toilet (in a different place) but this is still against code---its still 1.5" and the code requires a 2" vent for a toilet. To vent this right, I'd have to replace the 1.5" with a 2"---up two stories and then through a metal roof.
    I hate to do stuff I know is wrong but that 1.5" vent will have to do.

    If Liberals REALLY hated America we'd vote Republican

    by exlrrp on Sat May 24, 2008 at 07:28:09 AM PDT

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