How to Pour a Shower Pan
Update: Several readers have noted that the membrane installation method described in this article (which is a flat membrane installation) is no longer recommended as an optimal installation method because water that penetrates through the top layer of tile or grout may rest on the membrane. Without what is known as a 'pre-slope fill,' this water may never work its way to the drain. A pre-slope fill mortar bed installed under the membrane, coupled with the proper method for ensuring the…
Exceptions to horizontal venting under floor?
Hi, I've been reading a lot on here, and have seen it clearly stated that vents cannot run horizontally until 6" above the flood level rim of the...
Helpful Ideas That Make Your Plumbing Work Better - Plumbing Tips
Water may be the source of all life, but it can be the bane of the frustrated homeowner who has to deal with plumbing problems. There are not many ways to destroy a home’s structure than a major plumbing problem unfixed. Get more helpful plumbing ideas below. Plumbing Problems To eliminate the possibility of having...
Plumbing Vents: Code, definitions, specifications of types of vents, wet vents, dry vents, vent distances, terms, definitions
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Learn how to rough-in a toilet and connect into your existing drainage. With all the rules and illustrated advice you will need to complete the project yourself