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  • #46
    Re: Does a Sewer pipe really need slope?!??

    Over this thread the plumbing inspector gets a bad wrap. The plumbing inspector is not required to go into crawlspaces to check grade in Biloxi. Now if you dont agree with that then fine but thats the way it is.

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    • #47
      Re: Does a Sewer pipe really need slope?!??

      This is a classic case of buyer beware. I don't claim to be a wizard on all the mechanical systems on my properties, but one of the first things I do in this area and write into the offer to purchase is a camera inspection of the sewer system. We have a pretty good sprinkling of orangeburg through out our area and it is one of the last things I want to deal with in a rental. I learned a hard lesson on my own house with it and I will not be taken again. The problems with so many "Investors" is that they generally have more money than brains. Someone will get stuck with this property and after it becomes a money pit they will unload it to another un-suspecting schmuck.

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      • #48
        Re: Does a Sewer pipe really need slope?!??

        Originally posted by TheMaster View Post
        Over this thread the plumbing inspector gets a bad wrap. The plumbing inspector is not required to go into crawlspaces to check grade in Biloxi. Now if you dont agree with that then fine but thats the way it is.
        I usually go in first naked, Then give them My best Arkansas smile!
        Only about 95% of them come in. Of course this is the S.F.
        I can build anything You want , if you draw a picture of it , on the back of a big enough check .

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        • #49
          Re: Does a Sewer pipe really need slope?!??

          I'm not a plumber.
          But with a homeowner's permit, (I had to pass a written test to obtain the permit), I replaced all of the plumbing in my old house and replaced much of the 3-inch line to the existing clay line.
          The inspector required it be.tween 1/8 to 1/4-inch descent per foot and I had to prove it to him with a level.

          Why not do it right and prevent a slump in which heavier substances, (sand, coffee grounds?), may collect?
          They may slowly settle into a blockage not pushed over a slight hump.
          Last edited by Robert Gift; 01-03-2011, 11:37 PM.
          I'd take an educated guess - but I'm unqualified.
          It ain't just soot, it's paydirt.
          "I swear, wherever Gift goes, argument follows." -Youtube comment

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          • #50
            Re: Does a Sewer pipe really need slope?!??

            Originally posted by TheMaster View Post
            Over this thread the plumbing inspector gets a bad wrap. The plumbing inspector is not required to go into crawlspaces to check grade in Biloxi. Now if you dont agree with that then fine but thats the way it is.
            Respectfully, then the inspector is not doing his/her job. Do they have a written policy stating they are not required to go into crawlspaces?

            Thanks.


            J.C.

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            • #51
              Re: Does a Sewer pipe really need slope?!??

              Originally posted by JCsPlumbing View Post
              Respectfully, then the inspector is not doing his/her job. Do they have a written policy stating they are not required to go into crawlspaces?

              Thanks.


              J.C.
              Yes its at the individual inspectors discretion. They dont crawl through attics either. I could see an inspector crawling through an attic when its 130 degrees in there inspecting pipe then falling through the ceiling

              Some of the inspectors are old guys,they cant do it so they dont MAKE anyone do it. But you can bet if its your 1st inspection the whole job will be looked over. We have great inspectors.

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              • #52
                Re: Does a Sewer pipe really need slope?!??

                Here they will right you up for a DWV hanger at 49".

                We are both fortunate and unfortunate.


                J.C.

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                • #53
                  Re: Does a Sewer pipe really need slope?!??

                  Originally posted by JCsPlumbing View Post
                  Here they will right you up for a DWV hanger at 49".

                  We are both fortunate and unfortunate.


                  J.C.
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                  I can build anything You want , if you draw a picture of it , on the back of a big enough check .

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                  • #54
                    Re: Does a Sewer pipe really need slope?!??

                    Originally posted by JCsPlumbing View Post
                    This is beat to death.

                    Yes it needs slope. Now that you know the truth, it's your reputation and conscience what you do next.

                    J.C.
                    Well said J.C.
                    Time flies like an arrow.

                    Fruit flies like a banana.

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                    • #55
                      Re: Does a Sewer pipe really need slope?!??

                      Originally posted by toolaholic View Post
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                      Fiddlers Green.

                      i.e. 40 miles this side of he!!.


                      J.C.

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                      • #56
                        Re: Does a Sewer pipe really need slope?!??

                        Originally posted by JCsPlumbing View Post
                        Here they will right you up for a DWV hanger at 49".

                        We are both fortunate and unfortunate.


                        J.C.
                        JC, here the hangers have to be 32" on center for pvc or abs and continuous support if a dishwasher is draining into a plastic waste line. It usually works out OK since lots of framing is 16" oc. Of course then you get 24" oc roof trusses which kind of messes that up.
                        Time flies like an arrow.

                        Fruit flies like a banana.

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                        • #57
                          Re: Does a Sewer pipe really need slope?!??

                          Originally posted by geno gardner View Post
                          JC, here the hangers have to be 32" on center for pvc or abs and continuous support if a dishwasher is draining into a plastic waste line. It usually works out OK since lots of framing is 16" oc. Of course then you get 24" oc roof trusses which kind of messes that up.
                          Here it is 48". Guess we have it a little easier.


                          J.C.

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                          • #58
                            Re: Does a Sewer pipe really need slope?!??

                            Doeslope go to 1/8-inch/foot in 3-inch and larger pipe?
                            I'd take an educated guess - but I'm unqualified.
                            It ain't just soot, it's paydirt.
                            "I swear, wherever Gift goes, argument follows." -Youtube comment

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                            • #59
                              Re: Does a Sewer pipe really need slope?!??

                              What?! Is this guy crazy!? The pipe has to flow downhill, unless it will be pumped. C'mon, it's gravity!
                              Plumbing Solutions, LLC
                              Plumber in S.C.

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                              • #60
                                Re: Does a Sewer pipe really need slope?!??

                                I still like the guy using a roll of pex for a sewer snake ..That is what it's for isn't it ?
                                ''Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy" Benjamin Franklin

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