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    Default Moving Washer/Utility Drain in New Slab

    I am in the process of having a new home built in the Houston Texas area by a local builder. Unfortunately, the plumbing or drain for the washer in the utility room was placed in the slab 16 inches from the wall and ended up in the closet under the stairs. They are telling me they can move the drain without jeopardizing the integrity of the slab or creating future drain problems with the washer. My concern is possible damage to the slab, drainage problems in the future if moved and the angle of the drain if left in current location. If the drain is left under the stairs in the back lower part of the closet, it could be walled off and no one would see it. However, I am concerned about the correct angle and resale value on the house. Any advice would be appreciated?

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    Default Re: Moving Washer/Utility Drain in New Slab

    Quote Originally Posted by Judy Norris View Post
    I am in the process of having a new home built in the Houston Texas area by a local builder. Unfortunately, the plumbing or drain for the washer in the utility room was placed in the slab 16 inches from the wall and ended up in the closet under the stairs. They are telling me they can move the drain without jeopardizing the integrity of the slab or creating future drain problems with the washer. My concern is possible damage to the slab, drainage problems in the future if moved and the angle of the drain if left in current location. If the drain is left under the stairs in the back lower part of the closet, it could be walled off and no one would see it. However, I am concerned about the correct angle and resale value on the house. Any advice would be appreciated?
    Ms. Norris: Assuming that you have competent contractors there is no great amount of difficulty involved in moving the drain. Even if they should accidentally cut a post-tension strand, these are rather easily reparable.


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    Default Re: Moving Washer/Utility Drain in New Slab

    It's a fairly common occurrence in new construction to relocate a plumbing pipe or drain line once someone discovers the mistake. Cutting the slab isn't hard at all and shouldn't cause any damage.


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    Default Re: Moving Washer/Utility Drain in New Slab

    They might be able to re-route the drain without cutting into the floor if it can be offset under the stairs. Since you mentioned a wall to hide the drain this could be what they have on their mind. And there is no reason it will not work if done properly.


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    Default Re: Moving Washer/Utility Drain in New Slab

    Thank you for the information.


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    Default Re: Moving Washer/Utility Drain in New Slab

    How do we report a post to Brian? Seems there used to be a button that I cannot find...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Luttrall View Post
    How do we report a post to Brian? Seems there used to be a button that I cannot find...
    Just the contact us button and choose your option. Or hit the report button :-)


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    Default Re: Moving Washer/Utility Drain in New Slab

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Luttrall View Post
    How do we report a post to Brian? Seems there used to be a button that I cannot find...
    JL:

    IF you are logged IN, you will see three (not one of your own posts) or four (if is one of your own posts) buttons at the bottom RIGHT of each POST. They are in order from left to right: "report", "quote", and the "multiquote" buttons, and if one of your own prior posts they will be in order from left to right "report", "edit", "quote", and the "multiquote" buttons (yes, you can end up reporting yourself, BTDT). If you are not logged in I think you only see one button, "quote", which will then prompt you to log in.

    For the report process to work, you must have loaded the first script to have viewed the post(s), be logged in, and once you do click the report button, you have to load all the subsequent scripts during the process, but not necessary to load active x.

    In summary, the report button appears as the first button in a series of three or four at the bottom right corner of each post, when you are viewing them in a "logged in" status.

    HTH.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Menelly View Post
    Just the contact us button and choose your option. Or hit the report button :-)
    Where the heck is the report button?

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    Default Re: Moving Washer/Utility Drain in New Slab

    Report button is
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    Default Re: Moving Washer/Utility Drain in New Slab

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Luttrall View Post
    Where the heck is the report button?
    I know you are kidding but the report button is at the bottom right of every post on every thread Unless you updated to some new strange browser and it just does no show.




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