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    Default ceiling access surprise

    The tub trap was too low for the drywall, so they left it open and put one of those spring loaded access covers on it. Pretty lame, but there was no other access for the tub plumbing, so I guess it serves some purpose.
    Actually, as far as the inspection goes, you can see what other purpose it served.

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    Is that a charred beam we see in the picture?


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    Quote Originally Posted by James Duffin View Post
    Is that a charred beam we see in the picture?
    Charred joists (and subfloor, not in pics).

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    Crispy.

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    That was the only evidence of a fire. If the tub trap hadn't been so low, they would have completely hidden the charring.

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    Default Re: ceiling access surprise

    Also, reverse pitch.

    Nice catch, BTW.

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    If no room for the tub drain, am I to believe the floor can support a tub?


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    Quote Originally Posted by fritzkelly View Post
    Probably put in the PVC supply piping so that wouldn't happen again, self extinguishing.
    Also, serious lack of primer.
    I heard that in some areas they allow the use of clear primers. I was on a plumbing forum and someone mentioned it. Anybody know more about it?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Gabe S View Post
    I heard that in some areas they allow the use of clear primers. I was on a plumbing forum and someone mentioned it. Anybody know more about it?
    Not unless the AHJ does not go by the code.

    P3003.9.2 Solvent cementing.
    Joint surfaces shall be clean
    and free from moisture. A purple primer that conforms to
    ASTM F 656 shall be applied. Solvent cement not purple in
    color and conforming to ASTM D 2564, CSA B137.3 or
    CSA B181.2 shall be applied to all joint surfaces. The joint
    shall be made while the cement is wet, and shall be in accordance
    with ASTM D 2855. Solvent-cement joints shall be
    permitted above or below ground.


    P3003.14.2 Solvent cementing.
    Joint surfaces shall be
    clean and free from moisture. A purple primer that conforms
    to ASTM F 656 shall be applied. Solvent cement not
    purple in color and conforming to ASTM D 2564, CSA
    B137.3 or CSA B181.2 shall be applied to all joint surfaces.
    The joint shall be made while the cement is wet, and shall be
    in accordance with ASTM D 2855. Solvent-cement joints
    shall be permitted above or below ground.




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