Drains

JLC Field Guide: Drains

The drain-waste-vent (DWV) system is the first plumbing to be installed in a house. It includes the sewer lines, building drain lines, fixture traps and plumbing vents.

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Drains Featured Articles

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The Dirty Dozen - Common Plumbing Service Calls

Take a tour with a master plumber as he makes the rounds of the twelve most common plumbing repairs. Read more

Lineup of Linear Shower Drains
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Lineup of Linear Shower Drains

An installer's look at a selection of current products Read more

Curbless Shower Retrofit
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Curbless Shower Retrofit

Providing drainage when you can’t change the framing Read more

Fast Fixes for Closet Flanges
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Fast Fixes for Closet Flanges

A few simple tools and techniques take most of the misery out of repairing these... Read more

Plumbing Pitfalls For Bathroom Remodels
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Plumbing Pitfalls For Bathroom Remodels

From corroded pipes and antique fixtures to limited access and impossible working... Read more

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Drains Instruction

Maximum Length for Fixture Drains
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Maximum Length for Fixture Drains

To prevent a siphon from forming, make sure the drain pipe connects with the vent... Read more

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Connecting a Dishwasher Drain Hose

Is it better to run the dishwasher drain into the kitchen sink drain or directly into the waste line? Read more

Tags: Plumbing, Kitchen, Appliances, Drain Entrapment, Drainage
Winterize & Maintain Your Tankless Water Heater
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Winterize & Maintain Your Tankless Water Heater

Tankless water heaters are fantastic units but they do need more care &... Read more

Rookie Builder Mistakes - Part 3 - Plumbing
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Rookie Builder Mistakes - Part 3 - Plumbing

Plumbing is a huge topic and isn't easy to cover in one blog post but here's a few... Read more

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Venting a Sewage Ejector Tank

What is the proper way to vent a system that uses a sewage ejector tank? Read more

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