Wednesday, January 13, 2010

The drains are in


We ran the bulk of the drains tonight. Nothing beats the looks you get at Home Depot on a Wednesday buying enough drains for a whole house.

6 comments:

Lindsay said...

Yippee on the progress!

I do have to say that my favourite experience at Home Depot was seeing the 16 year olds in the plumbing department looking at clear tubes, that we're obviously for a keg stand. My husband and I turned to eachother and just started cracking up. They were trying to be so discrete, but it was TOTALLY obvious. ;)

Nate and Jen said...

What's supposed to connect to the tees in the line?

techhandyman said...

One is for our washing machine that we are moving closer to the furnace and the other is for our high efficiency furnace which outputs a surprising amount of water when it runs. We just didn't quite have the energy to run those lines last night.

LauraJane said...

Ugh. My basement looked EXACTLY like this 15 months ago.
Keep up the amazing work!

vez said...

Looking good!

Would you consider this an easy DIY project? I hope that we can replace our own drain lines when we do our basement, so I was just curious to see if there is anything tricky. Did you install a back-flow valve to prevent sewage backup? Did you have to connect into a cast-iron stack? Just curious. :-)

416fixerupper said...

this part of the drain replacement was pretty straightforward. However, one of the first things we did when we moved in was have all the old clay (from us to the city replaced) . So we're just joining into PVC that was run then. You could probably save a lot of money by doing the jack hammering/digging yourself (lots of work, but not really hard), but we probably would avoid connecting to clay ourselves. If you find tree roots in your drains you can also get up to $2k from the city to replace them, our plumber set that up for us.