Can someone please tell me I’m not completely screwed?!

DWQA QuestionsCan someone please tell me I’m not completely screwed?!

Can someone please tell me I’m not completely screwed?! 🤦🏼‍♀️ this was in the bulkhead in our kitchen. I believe it is from our guest bathtub drain on the second story. We have already ordered cabinets to go to the ceiling. Can a plumber rerun this to be tucked in the ceiling?

25 Answers
answered 5 months ago

How much you willing to spend…that is the question you need to ask yourself.

answered 5 months ago

Doubtful but you can run it a little tighter to the bottom of the floor but not by much. Can’t tell how long the run is from the pic as the pvc has to have sufficient slope for proper drainage

answered 5 months ago

Honestly might be a tough fix if doable at all. Theres a reason why it was boxes in however long ago. They literally made a soffit for it

answered 5 months ago

Cut the tops off of the cabinets , you can still use them

answered 5 months ago

Really you could bury it in the tops of the cabinets if you can’t move it. You loose some cabinet space but it will match the rest of the kitchen and it’s only 30”. Depending on cost of moving it’s def an option to look at.

answered 5 months ago

I’m guessing the space is in between floors? Looks like a ton of work. I bet there’s no slack on the romex either.

answered 5 months ago

If you’ve got cabinets coming that go to the ceiling, open up that back wall and run it down next to a stud.

answered 5 months ago

I know this is unpopular, but you can’t plan to put cabinets up to the ceiling, if you don’t know what is in that airspace first. You might want to try to change your cabinets from I’m guessing 42″ to 30″…

answered 5 months ago

Just cut the cabinet inside to fit the pipe

answered 5 months ago

Had the same thing. Cut the cabinets.

answered 5 months ago

Cut 90 out, turn 90 at a 45 and swing the 1 1/2 closer to wall. Raise vent as high as possible and either make a smaller soffit or notch the cabinets.

answered 5 months ago

Hard to tell but doesn’t look like you can. Only other option is it being inside the cabinet and build an enclosure inside the cabinet.

answered 5 months ago

Chelsea it should be an easy fix. Call a plumber it looks like it’s an 11/2” vent I’m guessing for your kitchen sink. Open up the soffit and the wall I’m sure you can probably get the 11/2” in the wall and have a few holes drilled to hide it. I can’t believe they dropped that below the floor joists to begin with.

answered 5 months ago

Also if you plan it right you may not have to patch the wall as the cabinet should cover it

answered 5 months ago

You’re a former Navy Sailor, aren’t you?

answered 5 months ago

You are never completely screwed. It’s all just pipes and wood.

answered 5 months ago

I have to ask for clarity… That pipe is attached to the tub drain – right??

answered 5 months ago

I’m going to guess that it’s a water heater vent pipe. It’s not a drain or other active plumbing.

answered 5 months ago

Always do your homework and never assume or order something until you know you can do it……….

answered 5 months ago

Don’t listen to all these negative comments, this is really not that big of a deal it looks like a vent pipe and it can be moved.

answered 5 months ago

Usually water drain will be vertical to avoid clogging/ Slow draining, check if the plumber can redo this and put inside side wall.

answered 5 months ago

I would be more worried about that stain going down that wall.

answered 5 months ago

Definitely not a drain with those elbows and slope, means should be much easier to move and probably completely out of the way but you won’t know the best solution till you open that up completely. Good luck!!

answered 5 months ago

just run in through the cabinets if needed. top cabinets are rarely accessed anyways.

answered 5 months ago

Don’t run this pipe through the cabinet it’s all about esthetics, I wouldn’t want a pipe running through any kind of kitchen cabinets, research whether it’s a vent pipe, or a drain pipe, can be rerouted through ceiling if it’s a vent or drain