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 Another Hack Job
Author: LI Guy (IN)

As many of you know we sold the old 1917 four square on Long Island and now live in Noblesville, IN and are back to dealing with well water and septic tanks. We just bought this house in May so I'm still exploring all the moving parts. The basement is finished with a suspended ceiling, and I was exploring the other day and found this beauty.

The 2 upstairs baths were "refreshed" not too long ago, meaning minor cosmetic improvements. For example in the master bath, they added a 36x48 fiberglas shower enclosure with a tile border, but left the original 1980 Delta single handle shower valve.

Underneath the shower pan, the drain lined up directly with the 2x10 floor joist, so obviously the joist had to go....hoping this was NOT the work of a licensed plumber....



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 Re: Another Hack Job
Author: packy (MA)

a piece of plywood glued and screwed to the other side of that joist along with this offset drain and you should be OK.

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 Re: Another Hack Job
Author: sum (FL)

definitely not the work of a licensed plumber. You can see he numbered his fittings 1, 2, 3, 4 and measured and marked on the fittings with a sharpie to help with alignment. That's the kind of things I do, a pro has no time for that LOL.

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 Re: Another Hack Job
Author: LI Guy (IN)

I know, I do the same thing LOL

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 Re: Another Hack Job
Author: bernabeu (SC)

a pro DOES have the time BUT the marks are done with grease pencil much smaller then wiped off

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