1. ATTENTION returning members. If you are coming here from the old forum for the first time, you will need to reset you password. However, we had an email problem getting password reset links set out to a lot of the email addresses. That problem is temporarily rectified but IF you still have an issue, email me direct at info@thebuildingcodeforum.com and I will give you a temporary password.
    Dismiss Notice
  2. Welcome to the new and improved Building Code Forum. We appreciate you being here and hope that you are getting the information that you need concerning all codes of the building trades. This is a free forum to the public due to the generosity of the Sawhorses, Corporate Supporters and Supporters who have upgraded their accounts. If you would like to have improved access to the forum please upgrade to Sawhorse by clicking here: Upgrades
    Dismiss Notice

Spot the Plumbing Violation

Discussion in 'Plumbing Codes' started by jar546, Oct 28, 2018.

  1. jar546

    jar546 *****istrator

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2009
    Messages:
    5,671
    Likes Received:
    246
    Bringing back a previously used photo I took to see if the conversation will be the same as before:

    IMAG0235.jpg
     
  2. Keystone

    Keystone Sawhorse

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2010
    Messages:
    758
    Likes Received:
    78
    Vent below trap, see this way to often from out of the area plumbers on Residential & Commercial sites. Drives me nuts.
     
    jeffc, Rick18071 and jar546 like this.
  3. HForester

    HForester Member

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2015
    Messages:
    114
    Likes Received:
    34
    They could put an AAV on the fixture drain (connected to the vertical through a wye) and it would comply with the IPC.
     
  4. steveray

    steveray Sawhorse

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2009
    Messages:
    5,808
    Likes Received:
    668
    And PEX support on those washer lines in back....The AAV fix is a good suggestion...
     
  5. HForester

    HForester Member

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2015
    Messages:
    114
    Likes Received:
    34
    One wonders way they just didn't use a double san tee....A lot of extra work. (but maybe that's what was left on the truck?)
     
    Pcinspector1 likes this.
  6. steveray

    steveray Sawhorse

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2009
    Messages:
    5,808
    Likes Received:
    668
    Maybe the local inspector does not allow them?...I have seen that on more than one occasion....
     
  7. Keystone

    Keystone Sawhorse

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2010
    Messages:
    758
    Likes Received:
    78
    Yes they can cure the violation with an AAV but I'm not offering it as a solution.
     
  8. Keystone

    Keystone Sawhorse

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2010
    Messages:
    758
    Likes Received:
    78
    Is there a state or municipality that does not allow double sanitary tees or is it an inspectors lack of understanding?
     
  9. north star

    north star Sawhorse

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2009
    Messages:
    3,572
    Likes Received:
    206
    # # = # #

    The lavatory drain on the left appears to have
    very minimal slope, or even negative slope.
    Maybe it is just the angle of the picture though !


    # # = # #
     
  10. steveray

    steveray Sawhorse

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2009
    Messages:
    5,808
    Likes Received:
    668
    It may have been a rule of thumb at some point, but mainly uninformed or over-employed inspectors.

    Some people read the footnote and run with it.....


    . For a limitation on double sanitary tees, see Section 706.3.
     

Share This Page