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Theres a Better Way

How To Hang Drain Lines so They Stay Straight and Secure

comments (0) April 7th, 2011 in Blogs
grateful.ed Chuck Miller, editor at large

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Video Length: 1:07
Produced by: John Ross

There’s a better way to hang drain pipe. 

If you need to hang a drain line in a basement and make sure it stays at the proper slope. You could use some flimsy strapping and hope no one bumps it out of alignment, but there is a better way.

Further Resources

Preventing frozen pipes

Replace a trap and add a cleanout

Tapping into a cast-iron waste pipe

Bruce Norman of Portland, OR, installed rigid standoffs that are progressively longer as they move down the run

For example if he wants a ¼-in. per ft. fall, which is standard, one standoff will be shorter than the next by 1 in. if they’re on 4-ft. centers. The way this works, Bruce takes his plumbers tape and attaches it to a joist, runs the tape down through the piece of pipe standoff, then around the drain line and back up through the standoff. Then, he screws that to the joist and goes to the next piece. This ensures a constant slope and it makes for a very rigid installation. To ensure nothing gets bumped out of alignment, he puts in a 45 degree standoff as well, just to make sure everything stays put. 



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