176: Video – Old House Plumbing Rough-In Second Hour – Now Free!

Homeowner's Friend Podcast

In this episode, I block out a section of floor joists to allow plumbing (drain was over floor joist – dang it!), install the tub trip-drain and install the drains in the first floor ceiling to take water from second floor fixtures.

The goal of this series is to introduce you to some of the things you have to consider when doing plumbing, and some of the techniques you will need. I will teach you a lot of tricks that I learned, and are still learning! I am not a professional plumber, and that should give you some confidence. If I can do it, you can do it too!

Like I always say, watch my video, watch some other videos, read a plumbing book, and put together your own knowledge base. I make / made mistakes and you will too! Start with a smaller job, then move up. And as allays, get a permit if one is required in your area and get the job inspected as required, This helps protect you and also help assure that you did the job basically correct.

This is part 2 (part 1 is in two videos) of the series. Below is an outline of the 6 parts.

Part 1 of 6 : Some introductions, a tour of the home, some tool pointers, placing (drilling) upstairs toilet flanges, running the upstairs vanity drains through the walls (how to run pipe in walls and how to cut and glue fittings), setting the shower (with mortar) and tub and drilling for the drains. Part 2 of 6 : Blocking out a section of floor joists to allow plumbing (drain was over floor joist – dang it!), installing the tub trip-drain and installing the drains in the first floor ceiling to take water from second floor fixtures. Part 3 of 6 : Continuing the drain runs in the first floor ceiling and working over to a vent and drain for the first floor bath sink. Gluing in the shower drain. Tying in the tub drain to the beginnings of the plumbing stack. Part 4 of 6 : Installing the drain box for the washer, and starting work on many of the second floor vents into the attic and working them over toward the stack. Part 5 of 6 : Continuing the vents in the attic, installing the stack from basement to attic and tying the attic vents to it, connecting base of stack in basement to main sewage connection outlet through foundation wall and starting the basement run from the kitchen, washer drain and 1st floor sink into the outlet as well. Part 6 of 6 : Finishing up the basement, pressure testing the system, installing clamps.

Thanks folks, enjoy!

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