The air admittance valve is designed to take the place of a fixture or branch vent.
What are ice maker outlet boxes?
Ice maker outlet boxes are designed as a termination point for the water line connection when installing an ice maker.
What are washing machine outlet boxes?
This box is designed as a termination point for all drain and water connections necessary when installing a washing machine.
How do I install a Closet Flange Spacer Kit?
After the toilet has been removed, you must remove the existing toilet bolts and clean all the old wax off the existing toilet flange. Decide how much height is needed in order for the bottom of the top flange to be parallel with the finished floor height. You should replace the existing flange if it is broken or rusted badly; the spacer kit will not work for this application. After confirming the existing flange is in good condition, install the new extra-long toilet bolts into the flange. You can use the gaskets that come with the kit to seal between multiple PVC spacers, but 100% silicone is recommended between the top of the existing flange and the bottom of the first spacer. This will ensure that all voided areas are water tight between the transition points. After the desired height is reached, the flat washers and 1/4" nuts are threaded onto the extra-long bolts. This will compress and hold the spacers in place. It is recommended that you try and secure the new spacer or spacers to the subfloor through the four holes molded into the spacers. You can now install a wax seal and finish the toilet installation. Never use one of the seals in place of the wax seal. THE TOILET WILL LEAK WHEN FLUSHED!
What pressures will a test cap withstand once it is installed?
If the pipe ends are cut square, chamfered, and assembled correctly, they will perform without failure in the following conditions:
Knock-Out caps can withstand up to 10psi or a 30ft head pressure
End-Cap can withstand up to 15psi or a 40ft head pressure
Push-Cap can withstand up to 10ft head pressure
MS End-Cap can withstand up to 15psi or 40ft head pressure
When is pipe guard used?
Pipe guard is used to help protect any ½” to 1” water line installed underground, or passes through concrete floors.
What pipe material can the test caps be used with?
All test caps are compatible with ABS and PVC pipe materials. The Knock-Out, End-Cap and MS End-Caps can be solvent welded to ABS or PVC materials with solvent cement matching the pipe material.
How can I keep insects and mice from entering exposed drain pipes during basement bathroom construction?
The toilet and lavatory sink pipes are already sealed against infestation as they pass through the concrete floor. Shower drains are sealed during installation, but tub drain are left exposed as they pass through the concrete. The Oatey Tub Boxes are designed to seal the tub drains that are exposed from under the concrete floor. The tub drain is installed inside the Tub Box before the concrete floor is finished, and the pipe penetration sealed. This completes an insect and rodent free installation.
Can the Access Panels be painted?
Yes. The access panels will accept most paint materials and wallpapers. We suggest that you check with the paint and wallpaper manufactures for their recommended installation instructions before attempting these applications.
Does on tub protector fit all sizes and shapes of tubs?
No. All tubs are different and the following factors must be considered when selecting a tub protector; height, length, width and shape. Oatey offers tub protectors that fit the following tub designs:
14”D x 60”L x 30”W – rectangle
15”D x 57”L x 30”W – rectangle (fits 14” tubs)
16”D x 60”L x 42”W – rectangle
16”D x 60”L x 30”W – oval
16”D x 60”L x 44”W Multi-size adjustable (14” to 16”) - rectangle
When should a tub protector be used?
Tub protectors can be used to protect your tub against most accidental damages during new construction or renovation projects.
Is there a product that can be used to cover damaged floor tile around a toilet?
The Oatey toilet base plate is made from high impact ABS material and is designed for this application. After removing the toilet, clean all debris from tile surface and fill in voids if tile is missing. Place the toilet base plate into position around the toilet flange and set the toilet. After the toilet is tested, apply a small bead of silicone around the base of the toilet and the toilet base plate.