Sorry about sideways pics. I got a new camera and between it and Photobucket, no matter what I change, pictures keep getting rotated for some reason when I link them.
Well, since temps were down below 0*, gas company curtaialed our gas to my plant, I got to stay home Tues Got some work done. Pretty much finished all demo, went and bought a new solid pine door and also bought some plywood and wall boards I needed.
Toilet out, Floor up and all gone, removed nasty old linoleum and 1/4" plywood. Busted up the marble under toilet and cleaned floor of nails.
Here is new door, about the location it will be installed. Rest of wall will be drywalled back in, big change from the two doors that used to be there. Shame it will be painted white to match everything else, really nice door as is.
May have uncovered a nice surprise. This is under the carpet that is in the dining room, easy to access since I pulled bathroom floor. My mom says she thinks both the DR and LR have these floors. If so, once carpet is pulled (someday), we will sand and finish the woods. My wife wants some type of hardwood/laminate, etc anyway so will be a plus if both rooms are like this.
Need some advice on following pics!
First is where I pulled toilet up. The flange has to be replaced due to 1. It will be too tall with the new flooring since I removed marble and 2. It is a lead pipe and is distorted, probably wouldn't seal back properly. I have no problem replacing other than the fact I cannot figure how to remove from the cast iron stack and I have no idea how to put PCV back into the cast iron and seal properly.
I think it might be leaded into the stack, but hard to see. I may have to cut a rib out of the tongue/groove floor and remove a few strips to access connection into main.
Any ideas on removal/ re-seal with PVC???
Next up is the sink/shower drains. You can see it is connected into the cast stack with a few angles so plumbing can get around floor joyces. I believe it's supposed to be 2" pipe, but this is all 1 1/2". The bathroom sink/tub and kitchen sink all tie in togeter and drain okay as is. My thought it, use 2" drain pipe from new Shower over until I have to drop down to 1 1/2" This would give extra holding volume in pipe even though it's really only 1 1/2" into main. Don't think I have much choice other than getting plumber in and replace entire cast iron stack and connect to septic, not a bill I can afford.
I found out the gray between stack and fitting connection is all lead
My idea is to get back as close to stack as possible not disturbing that connection, then plumb out rest in PVC.
I hate plumbing!
Researcing costs for my plumbing, I basically need to re-plumb this whole house, figured I might as well bite the bullet now. Going with all PEX pipe using a manifold system with individual shutoffs for every run. Ordered me some PEX crimp tools already, now pricing my valves and fittings, good thing the pipe is cheap