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Old 2007-09-16, 01:35 AM
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Question Strange pipes in the basement / Bathroom rough in in the basement.

In our basement, I can see a strange black pipe going from the ceiling to the floor in the spot where we asked the builder to put the rough in. I think it is the air pipe for the bath tub but my concern is that right now it appears in the middle of basement and is plastic (those used for sewer) and is so exposed and uncovered. It can easily break if somebody does not see it and hit it. Is this normal? Are they going to cover it somehow
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Old 2007-09-16, 02:27 AM
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Looks like a drain pipe to me, if this is where you asked for your rough-in then my guess is that this is your drain pipe for your sink. The fact that it goes into the ceiling leads me to believe that you have some plumbing directly above.
Powder room perhaps? Kitchen/Island sink?

As for the exposure, they will normally frame a wall near the plumbing pipes to secure them in place. When in doubt ask.

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Old 2007-09-16, 09:28 AM
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Looks like a vent pipe to me. Every drain is required to have a run to the roof in order to allow water to flow easily down the drain and also vent sewer gases.

Usually bathroom rough-ins are on the side of the basement walls.
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Old 2007-09-16, 01:56 PM
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Looks to me like the vent pipe as well. I have the same thing.
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