What happens if I unscrew this? It's on a slab floor.
fucking nothing its a clean out
>>1510419Then when you hear a toilet flush...
>>1510419How do I know there isn't water above it? I think it goes up to the roof
>>1510426you're fucked if there is. And yeah it goes to the roof for venting, it's called a "main stack" or something, because all the stuff goes to it and then out to the side sewer.Drains need venting.
>>1510417are you on a random 'lets make a hole in the wall' jag here anon, or just idly curios?
>>1510472No. I was trying to figure out why my toiltee wouldn't flush. Turned out there was a valve behind the wall that wasn't fully opened
>>1510417It would be extremely painful
>>1510664you're a big guy
>>1510417what the fuck is even going on in this picture? why do you have half inch pipe drains? why is that pipe tie there? what the fuck is that duct vent doing?
>>1510672Looks like something from a slum to me
>>1510417You end up mopping sewage off your basement floor.
>>1510426>How do I know there isn't water above it? I think it goes up to the roofFirst lesson in plumbing:Shit flows downhill...
>>1510672>why do you have half inch pipe drains?condensate lines - w/air gap>>1510672>why is that pipe tie there?be more specific - which one?>what the fuck is that duct vent doing?dryer vent>washer drain lower-left
>>1510417American houses are disgusting i'm telling ya. Lern to use bricks and build properly for fucks sake... its 2018 after all
>>1510821We can't all cut down all our trees a thousand years ago and live in baked dirt like your lot now can we?
>>1510821usually on the opposite side of this argument, but, tbf:https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6467195/Hundreds-Britains-new-build-homes-risk-crumbling.html'we fucked up the concrete mix' - fucking ludicrous.- never buy a new-build in Bong either, folks.
>>1510848I had to rip down part of a wall because the stoner brick-monkey had too much sand in the mix. This shit happens all over the world. It's the reason why I do things myself these days.
>>1510848>Britains-new-build-homes-risk-crumbling.htmlthat is what happens when you loose the skillfull masons. Brits used to have best masons on earth.>>1510821>American houses are disgusting i'm telling ya.true.
>>1510950the best part are these patches of steel. they rely on this to hold the construction during wind storms.... absolutely retarded .. haha
>>1510957>patches of steelI havent even noticed that...what do they expect them to do? It will just rot the "wood" eventually. Either way that build wont last more than 20-30 years so they dont bother but what a waster of human effort and carpenter work...sad!Building it out of brick wouldnt take much more time, it might even be faster.
>>1510961>Building it out of brick wouldnt take much more time, it might even be faster.the bricks on modern american brick homes are not part of the structure, and are put on after the wooden house has been built.
>euros talk big about their 100 year old brick housesYou do realize all new euro houses are made of wood aswell, right?
>>1510972My uncle just built a home and it is made of bricks. Most people here live in apartments anyway and those sure aren't made of sticks.
>>1510973well this is mostly for house-size buildings everything else is concrete(with rebar that will rust through in 100 years). At least in totilitarian countries here in the north its illegal to build a house that doesnt meet ridiculous energy efficiency standards which is pretty much impossible without going for the wood frame type. EVERYTHING built will be of this type and have the same moisture problems because the advanced ventilation doesnt work as in the lab and normal people dont know how to maintain it
>>1510961>what do they expect them to do?they do not trust to their nails to hold the floor joints together during earthquake or strong winds. therefore hacking their own technology by reinforcing everything with some steel plates and more nails, which is ridiculous. literally multi million dollar sheds.
>>1510969>the bricks on modern american brick homes are not part of the structureI know, but its same in NZ, I hate it so much...all that effort for just cosmetics....aaaargh!!!!>>1510979>they do not trust to their nails to hold the floor joints together during earthquake or strong winds.totally bizzare, when you count in the aditional labour you could do a mortise tennon joint for the same price and with far better performance.>>1510972>You do realize all new euro houses are made of wood aswell, right? Wooden houses here are an attraction and considered luxury (proper wood houses, not wood framed + drywall). Everything here is reinforced concrete + red aired bricks even some skyscrapers. If isolated its rock wool, never foam.
>>1510972Everyone in Europe is using reinforced concrete framing for the structure. Then for the walls you can put whatever you want, but bricks or aerated concrete are the most common options.
>>1510983>Everyone in Europe is using reinforced concrete framing for the structure.true, your pic also features a RC roof. Is RC roof better than wood beam roof? How long that is last, how heavier is it than wood and how colder is it? Thinking about RC roof why do people still mess with woodern roofs? It might even be cheaper...
>>1510983I'd love to see a time-lapse video of that being made. Is it all poured on site?
>>1510987>Is it all poured on site?I assume it is, Ive never seen a preformed RC built in my life.
>>1510987>>1510972Is there an advantage for building big buildings and skyscrapers in metal instead of RC? Why is RC framing so rare in USA?>tfw jet fuel cant melt RC beams
>>1510988some pre-stressed components are made off-sitehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prestressed_concrete
>>1510992>Why is RC framing so rare in USA?maybe an actual Structural Engineer will show up.
>>1510995>some pre-stressed components are made off-sitemy bad, I meant to say, when I say the build it was poured on site most of the time. Prestressed is always reinforced and is stronger than on site pour I assume? Its rarer in civil eng, more in big projects
>>1510985All commie blocs are using concrete roofs. Think like 70 years old already with 0 issues. I believe that they can last forever and need little to zero maintenance if you put the insulation outside (on top of them). They will also provide great thermal mass and balance the climate inside even better.About the cost it depends. If you use some very low grade wood and you do not care about having a decent mansard or something, it will be probably a lot cheaper with wood. But if you put some superb quality wood in it, the price will be the almost same, because concrete itself is not very expensive but it's heavy and this will reflect in the whole construction of the building resulting in thicker supporting columns (more rebar) and more money and effort put into sloped slab on the roof.
>>1511006>All commie blocs are using concrete roofs.Commie blocks use mostly flat roof with gravel on top + drainage system like skyscrapers have and it works pretty well for its age. Concrete roof is mostly on some civil houses, but wood roof is more common on regular civil houses that use RC framing and red brick (or a combo of RC and wood beams for roof).Im wondering why there isnt more RC roofs, wooden roofs need to be replaced at least every 50 years since allmost good wood is exported and became expensive.
>>1511006>They will also provide great thermal mass and balance the climate inside even better.can you expand on that? Wont the big thermal mass of RC roof heat the house too much in summer? Unless you put terracota tiles on it? Local summer houses in Croatia work fantastic with that combo but I dont understand the mechanism of temperature regulation
>>1510987>Is it all poured on site?Most of it. >>1510992>Why is RC framing so rare in USA?I believe that it's about the speed of building. With RC when you're poring a columns and slab for example you will have to wait about 20 days before you can continue working on the next level. Then when you finish the structure and put the brick walls you need to put stucco on almost every surface. Then again wait about 6 to 10 months for everything to dry. The average home in Europe is being build in about 2-3 years or so which is way too long for the American standards. It is labor intensive, dirty and slow.
>>1511011>Commie blocks use mostly flat roof with gravel on topThe principle is the same. The only difference is that one of them is sloped and covered in tiles and the other is flat (or actually very slightly sloped).
>>1511012>Wont the big thermal mass of RC roof heat the house too much in summer?Greeks are using extensively concrete roofs. pic related. If you put the insulation outside the roof the summer heat (or winter cold) won't make any difference. Your home will stay cool and comfy.
>>1511014>I believe that it's about the speed of building.I was refering to big builds like skyscrapers etc.>It is labor intensive, dirty and slow.dirty - yes, but far less labour intensive and way faster than 2x4 framed houses. Very cheap also. You can build it with a help of a few mates and a rented cement truck within half a year.>stuccoyou dont need it, red brick is very resistant to rain, its mostly for aesthetics or to cover the rock wool. If you want you can build the outers with "facade brick">>1511019>If you put the insulation outside the roof the summer heat (or winter cold) won't make any difference. Your home will stay cool and comfy.houses in Dalmatia only have terracota tiles on concrete roofs and it works as a charm. How do you think that method would work in colder climates? You can always add rock wool later from the inside.
>>1511026>How do you think that method would work in colder climates?It will be better than wood, because it's air tight and will provide great thermal mass for smooth internal climate even when your heating is off. >>1511026>You can always add rock wool later from the inside.The idea is to put the wool outside in order to protect your slab form heating or cooling.
>>1511029>The idea is to put the wool outside in order to protect your slab form heating or cooling.I understand your logic, but that sounds like a recipe for mold in insulation. It would swole up and might mess up the tiles...? Ive never seen such method used.
>>1511030>but that sounds like a recipe for mold in insulationYou're making ventilated roof. That's why you are using wool because it's vapor preamble. Between the wool and the tiles you need also to put vapor preamble water barer membrane. It's common approach. And maybe the best out there.
>>1511032>Between the wool and the tiles you need also to put vapor preamble water barer membrane.I dont trust those "water membranes", Tyvek and other plastic they put on houses. Its all shit that will melt away...its has its place for certain application but longterm thinking - high temperatures or some combo of elements will affect it eventually.Similar to GoreTEX, its super waterproof and breatheable in shoes, but after 5 years it totally changes its effectiveness unlike the more traditional materials like waxed leather...
>>1511032>vapor preamblesorry meant permeable
>>1511035Yes I know. But we're putting it just in case of failure. The tiles by themselves should be more than enough to guard the whole construction.
>>1510417Such a scary picture. Is that some monster inside the wall hole?
>>1511011>allmost good wood is exported and became expensive.In which country is this? I'm having the same problem in Bulgaria. I simply cannot find any decent wood. Where the fuck is going our good wood?
>>1511044>In which country is this? I'm having the same problem in Bulgaria.This is in Croatia, Italians are buying all of the wood. You cant find a quality dried out wood either, just cheap wet pine.
>>1511045Same here. The only thing that I can find is wet pine and spruce. The only thing that's close to usable is some shady """Austrian""" wood sold for about 500 euros per cub meter. It's so frustrating, that I'm considering to start drying my wood by myself or something..