I am hoping that there are some plumbing folks here that might be able
to help me figure out what I should do with my toilet. I have posted
in this group several times about the work that I am doing on the
bathroom in my basement. We ripped out a closet in order to enlarge
the bathroom but as a result, the toilet is no longer proportioned
with the rest of the room. Basically we want to move the toilet over
approximately 16 inches to the left. What we have done so far is to
jackhammer the floor to expose the pipe leading to the toilet as well
as the hub, and we have jackhammered a new trench for where the toilet
We are planning to use a 45 degree elbow, but we are a bit confused as
to whether it should be attached to the hub, or to the pipe itself.
I've tried to explain this as best as I can, so please forgive me if
its a bit hard to understand:)
May we asssume that this is cast iron work?
Hub is the big bell end of the pipe.
There are special rubber "donuts" that will
adapt the hub to iron or PVC sch 40 pipe.
Or...saw the hub off and use a Fernco coupling.
On 8 Apr 2007 09:56:53 -0700, email@example.com wrote:
The people that come after you will run a snake down the toilet
throat and expect it to keep traveling thru your new connection.
So design your system with that as the sole design criteria and you
will be happy with the result. If at all possible add a cleanout to
the system as close to the toilet as possible.
After reading some responses I believe that I just don't have enough
plumbing knowledge to attempt this myself. Since the floor is already
jackhammered and everything is exposed, would a plumber consider this
to be a major job (more than a day I mean).. And how much do plumbers
usually charge for something like this.
Part of your problem may lie in the location of the vent. Most plumbing
codes require the vent pipe to exit the drain line within 5 feet of the
fixture. If you are extending the drain line to the new location of the
toilet, you may exceed this requirement which could cause problems with
flushing. Your plumber should take this into account when deciding on the
amount and cost of the work.
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