Questions about: sewer

The line drains toward the top of the picture and out to the sewer. The builder installed a furnace and placed it such that it didn't cover any of these pipes: The placement of the furnace would have blocked a wall I want to put in to finish the base
The ultimate standard is going to be your local building department and inspector, but the International Plumbing Code only specifically prohibits plumbing in elevator shafts or in elevator equipment rooms (301. 6). The only requirements specific to
I'm experiencing strong "sewer odors" coming from one of the basement drains. This is an old house (meaning the basement floor drains don't have an elbow bend and instead run straight down / there is no p-trap), but the strong odor is only present at
I'm in the process of doing some landscaping and want to run some electrical / plumbing for a future house (building next summer). The plan right now is to have a storage tank behind or below the tiny house for waste water then pump it 60' or so to t
My dishwasher is 10 years old. It is only used intermittently, but I do try to run it at least once a week. There is an intermittent sewer-like odor, that seems to come and go
Sewer mains are extremely important and require a lot of coordination with your local city or town. The cost to install a sewer line may or may not fall directly on you, but regardless it's good to be informed about the different factors that can imp
For old rusted pipe, what I've found- First, wire brush the area to shiny, make sure which metals you're dealing with. Second, get WD-40 or other penetrating oil, let it sit. If the plug is vertical and the oil just runs off, mix the (1) penetrating
My dishwasher is 10 years old. It is only used intermittently, but I do try to run it at least once a week. There is an intermittent sewer-like odor, that seems to come and go
According to the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)*, flooding can sometimes cause sewage from sanitary sewer lines to back up into houses through drainpipes. These backups not only cause damage that is diffi
Clear PVC does exist and you might be able to locate some from Commercial Industial Supply (for example). With regard to gluing wire (insulation) to PVC, a copious amount of epoxy or silicone should work. Luckily, the pressure should not be extreme