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Normal Plumbing vs. Our Plumbing

By 86'n It on Nov 21, 2012

Sometimes I just hate an old house.

One of those times is figuring out plumbing work.
In a new house, this is how the plumbing would work:

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But in our house:

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  • The joists run the opposite direction, one is DIRECTLY under the new toilet waste pipe (and 1" off the shower drain pipe).
  • There are heating pipes under where the drain lines need to connect.
Neither is a deal-breaker, it just means we have to cut that one joist, put in new bracing (and a sistering joist) and do some hi-jinks to make sure all the piping runs properly AND avoids the heating lines. 

All of this while working in a space that looks like this:

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Ew.

Good Times at 86'n It.

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