Moving water heater drain pipe


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Old 02-10-17, 08:24 PM
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Question Moving water heater drain pipe

Firstly, thank you guys so much for the help. I was able to do four pieces of medium-duty home maintenance since I moved into this house. I have saved a ton on labor costs. I hope to be able to give back someday.

Firstly, here is a picture of my current set-up.

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I am finishing my basement, and I will be building walls around the utilities, and a wall will go where the blue lines are. I am thinking I can move the drain (what is under the floor) to inside where the closet will be. Then I will cut the current PVC drain pipes and point them towards the new drain location.

Am I missing anything important with my current plan? Any other advice.

Happy Friday everyone!
 
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Old 02-10-17, 08:31 PM
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Welcome to the forums.

I'm not the plumbing pro but I'm questioning PVC for the T & P relief valve on the water heater. I believe it should be copper.

In my opinion.... it would appear moving the floor drain is going to be a lot more work than just moving the wall a few inches.
 
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Old 02-10-17, 08:45 PM
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Just to make sure, the "I'm questioning PVC for the T & P relief valve on the water heater", is about the pipe that is running vertically along the hot-water-heater? Yea, a lot of the pictures that I saw online had copper there.

Yea, moving the wall a couple of inches is definitely the easier option! I will have to go and remeasure to see what that will do to the clearance of the hallway that wall will eat into.
 
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Here is a picture that shows a little bit of my motivation for the move. I was hoping to build the wall right under that 4" I-beam.

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Hope that helps.
 
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Old 02-10-17, 09:02 PM
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Here they sometimes use CPVC but yes PVC would be a no.
 
 

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