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· Reverend, R.S.E., Master Plumber
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Basically: in accessible (handicap) washrooms, there has to be enough clearance for a person in a wheelchair to wheel up to a sink and wash their hands without smashing their legs/knees on the fixture drain or trap.
*the fitting should be rotated 180deg so it drains towards the wall.
 

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Only channel lock brand channel locks for me too and only rigid pipe wrenches - I have never used any other brand that was someone else’s that I liked - besides Douglass are ok and those wylde look just like them

Channel locks for the win! And Ridgid pipe wrenches and Plumbing tools(cutters, pipe thawer, drain machines, snap cutter, crimper)
 

· Reverend, R.S.E., Master Plumber
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Does anyone do this?

A piece of red rubber and a gear clamp will do the same- but it’s only a “bandaid” solution. It will hold you over til you can come back or shut down the water to the building etc.

I’ve cut a 1/2” cop coupling 60/40 down the middle, used the 60 side (forced over the pipe) to cover the hole, and wrapped with copper wire(cleaned and fluxed) to get me out of a jam.. but still that’s only a “bandaid” solution...

At this point if you’re going to get out the soldering gear then do this:
-cut the pipe in 1/2 right down the middle (on the hole),
-separate the pipe,
-clean and flux everything, + a 1/2” coupling,
-and the solder the pipe back together with the 1/2” coupling.
-Write an invoice
 

· Reverend, R.S.E., Master Plumber
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Vernors is twice the carbonation as Canada Dry, so you are correct! Personally I now believe they should ban this dangerous cartridge! What if I was in the truck at the time?! The shell shock alone!
you could sue for millions and now claim you need a comfort pet that you must carry from now on and cant work anymore..and you will probably win..

Hahahah
Thats the American dream!
(Calm down... I grew up in Gettysburg.)
 

· Reverend, R.S.E., Master Plumber
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Not the worst I’ve seen but still..
This Cost the customer $250 to fix..
I saw that a few times with the dishwasher connection. What amazes me is that half of them want to leave it like it is even though I tell them its like washing the dishes then rinsing them in the toilet before
putting the plates away.

They are either cheap or think I'm lying to them and say they never had any problem!
You gotta put your foot down! Let them know it’s a repair that will prevent expensive repairs in the future!
Sell the job to replace the drain(to code) or you won’t touch it.

The pic- This was a new undermount sink hook up- so it was an easy sell.
But..

Selling point:
Tell them that their drain is not up to code, and it will NEED to be replaced regardless in the future.
Why?

-they could be getting sewer gas coming in thru the DW’s illegal connection.- which we all know is dangerous to out health.
And/or the DW’s drain, being connected in the wrong location, may cause issues with the DW itself(due to the air lock) these problems wont be covered by the DW’s manufactures warranty or any “extended warranty” (purchased at the Store).
because it’s not installed to code.

-Or they will eventually get a back up, due to “air lock”.
Which will have to cut out the drain so it can be snaked..
 

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I’ve cleaned this line a bunch of times and has always been a pain in the rear. Well, got the call to clean it again today. This time they actually took my advice and kept up on changing out the cement trap! After the trap was like new, but the continuous waste was packed full! Love it when it’s a five minute job!

Figured I’d post the picture this thread. I’m not sure if this is the right way to separate or not, but it makes for one slow draining trap! Surprisingly it doesn’t leak where the rubber hose is shoved into the marvel!
I’ve seen something similar in a pottery workshop..
 

· Reverend, R.S.E., Master Plumber
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Amzon's special bankruptcy shower column... I refused to install his 3 junk faucets and he's going to buy local ones instead. He insisted on keeping the shower column, I'll hand him the wrenches and he can connect it...

Height...height and more height. I'll let you guys read the "INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE" It's hilarious!
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...Wow!... those instructions are very detailed!
 

· Reverend, R.S.E., Master Plumber
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This is good..



Is your objection the air break trap sticking out even though it's an ada style setup?
















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More cuz then went to the trouble to make it handi-capable, but then installed the indirect drain into trap (with no air break) which defeats the purpose of the handicap waste elbow. On top of that the mop bucket was wedged beside the sink, with some chemicals.
I’m not sure what ada style is..

Also see the pic below(I posted it before- the Asian dragon trap) both of these pics were taken in Asian run Escape Room company washrooms...
 

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· Reverend, R.S.E., Master Plumber
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Where do you Plumb out of?
I’ve never seen a right handed W/C in Ontario Canada.
Atlanta Georgia but install right hand toilets due to American Disabilities Act (ADA).

https://www.ada.gov/regs2010/2010ADAStandards/2010ADAStandards_prt.pdf
We have a similar Act in washrooms: with grab bars, automatic doors/lights, panic/emergency buttons, accessible sinks, faucets, mirrors, soap dispensers, hand driers.. but nothing about which side the trip level is to be on, on a toilet.
 
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