Hi Red Army,
Thank you for the quick reply. I guess i do not have a choice but to break up the concrete all the way to the spot where it ties into the 2" wet vent to see how it is laid out underground.
Oct 22nd, 2020 9:14 am
Hi Red Army,
Oct 22nd, 2020 11:39 am
Based on the pics you posted before I’d guess they used no more than 1 , 45 degree fitting from the 2x11/2” wye
Oct 22nd, 2020 12:40 pm
I am starting to think the same. I tried to look at some new builds that are underway to get a idea or see if i can bump into the plumbing crew, but none are at this stage (would only provide an rough idea anyway). I emailed the service manager to see if he could provide some information.
Oct 22nd, 2020 12:46 pm
Oct 22nd, 2020 1:05 pm
“Frost free” hose bibs still require an interior shutoff. That shutoff does not require a drain bleeder cap that standard hose bibs require. The shutoff does not have to be as close as possible to where the pipe exits the house as standard hose bibs do.exrcoupe wrote: ↑ Am in the process of getting the basement redone and the exterior hose faucets need to get replaced as they leak. I was going to get the contractor to replace the exterior faucet and install a new shutoff valve on the inside, but the shutoff valve will be in the new bathroom right next to the shower stall, so instead of having it there, he suggested we just install a frost free valve, but I've been hearing issues with them long term. If I put in a frost free valve, does that eliminate the need for a manual shutoff?
You can see the hose going out to the exterior wall in this picture and the shutoff valve on the left there.
Should I get him to NOT use a frost free valve and rework the plumbing so that the shutoff is outside the bathroom? The plumbing there is kinda crazy and the feeds go up into the kitchen sink which will be relocated when the kitchen is redone.
Oct 22nd, 2020 1:10 pm
I’d cut as far back as I can and install a 45, and swing the trap to the desired cross haireroci7 wrote: ↑ I am starting to think the same. I tried to look at some new builds that are underway to get a idea or see if i can bump into the plumbing crew, but none are at this stage (would only provide an rough idea anyway). I emailed the service manager to see if he could provide some information.
I don't mind renting the demolition hammer again, but if i could avoid it, it would be wonderful.
I guess, for now, i can add an elbow (maybe 22.5-degree) from the drain leading to centered p-trap + riser in the red dotted area.
Oct 22nd, 2020 2:01 pm
Oh, I see what you mean. Whoever installed the shutoff valve and had it go upwards and bend to go out of the house is an idiot. No way to drain that and if it froze, that'd be were it'd be. Sigh.. one stupid thing after another with this house,Red_Army wrote: ↑ “Frost free” hose bibs still require an interior shutoff. That shutoff does not require a drain bleeder cap that standard hose bibs require. The shutoff does not have to be as close as possible to where the pipe exits the house as standard hose bibs do.
If you do relocate the shutoff, don’t install it in the Same manner as pictured. There’s no way to properly drain that line. Install it on the same horizontal as the pipe it is serving and slope that pipe to the outside bib
Oct 22nd, 2020 7:43 pm
Oct 22nd, 2020 8:06 pm
CanRulez wrote: ↑ Hi,
We bought a home recently...and I'm looking at some of the images from the inspection report.
House was built in 2001 and it's located in Central Oakville, south of QEW, and slightly norther of Lakeshore.
I posted a handful of images below.
Two images show a green pipe in the ground which takes in water from the downspout. I am not sure why the green pipe is not deeper in the ground and why it's not below the frost line. Is this normal for houses built during this time period? If it's a possible issue, how should I resolve it? I'm worried when I mow the lawn in this area that I might accidentally destroy the pipe with the cutting blades.
The other images are of my water meter and two other items next to it. What are the other two items to the left of the water meter? It looks like a water filtration system of some sort, perhaps? How are these maintained? LOL...sorry, this is the first time I've bought a resale home so I haven't got a clue.
Oct 22nd, 2020 8:21 pm
Thanks for your expert advice. So since the water is bypassing the water filter system, I can just leave that alone....drinking the water from the tap is safe? I supposed I should still use a Brita filter, right?Red_Army wrote: ↑ First image is a makeshift down spout diversion most likely done by the homeowner . (No advice for you here other than if you’re worried about it to buy an extension and drain it directly to the lawn
The second pic is a whole home water filter. This specific filter was discontinued over 10 years ago because the among the granulated carbon , it contained silver impregnated media. Silver
Is considered toxic and the system should be removed at some point. The valve system in place is bypassing this filter system so there no big hurry to have it removed or replaced
Oct 22nd, 2020 8:38 pm
Yes it’s most likely perfectly fine. Silver Landed on the EPA’s (usa) toxic pesticides list as long term ingestion of silver may cause argyria in humans and animals, this effect is cosmetic only and is not harmful to health.
Oct 25th, 2020 7:00 pm
Oct 25th, 2020 7:31 pm
Remove the red tab, this will expose a screw that can be removed with an appropriate sized Allen key. This will allow you to remove the handle to access the cartridge/retaining nut. It could just be that the retaining but is loose, but it could also be leaking from the cartridge itself. You won’t know until you get a closer look
Oct 25th, 2020 10:21 pm
Oct 26th, 2020 8:53 am