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What size drain are you guys required to use in the floor?

We use 8" PVC here.


I got a re-pipe to do at a local funeral parlor and it's gonna be fun!

The owner is ordering a new hyro-aspirator and new atmospheric type vacuum breaker so I should get to tear into it shortly!
 

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was 2" minimum under slab till the 06 code now it's 1 1/2" which I think is just stupid. BTW, make sure all the dead guys are gone before you start. It's hard to concentrate with them looking over your shoulder. :eek:
 

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I've done a few. 2" is what we installed. Table drain is 5/8" hose.

Not sure what you would use an 8" for? Maybe the BIG pieces. Do they put the entire body down the sanitary sewer in your jurisdiction?:laughing:
 

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Haha, not sure. . It's just code.

I got a re-pipe coming up on a single cadaver table all the way out to the holding tank outside.
 

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Did A LOT of funeral home work back in the 80's . That is some different FUN !!

Cal
 

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Many years ago I snaked one of those drain lines. Once I pulled the cable back, what I saw on the end has kept me away from that type of work. No need to describe, use your imagination.
 

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Yes ,, I did that many times . Bone , hair ,blood etc,,,

Couple of times did it as the poor departed soul was still on the table .

Not easy work to learn to stomach ,,, yet it still has to be done .

Cal
 

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dont know how legal it is but the last mortuary i worked at the stiff table drained through a hose into a toilet, if you can believe it, at the head of the table.:001_unsure:
 
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