I was working on some of the plumbing in the butcher shop and ran across an unknown pipe opening. I couldn’t remember what that was for. Examining my floor plans I couldn’t find that pipe. I finally found a photograph of the pipe in question during installation which led me to look in a different layer of my floor plans. Low and behold, there it was!
This emphasizes how important it is to keep good records. As we work I have taken thousands of photos showing how we did things, where things were, the lay of the conduit and pipes, etc so that I can find them later. Then before each pour of concrete I get actual real world measurements of where everything is and log them into my floor plans.
The thing that tripped me up here was that this pipe is part of the lung system of the refrigerated section of the building and not part of the waste water plumbing (DWV). These two systems are in different layers of my floor plans and never the twain shall meet. They have different functionality. One carries waste water away and the other, the lungs, is used to dehumidify and drain the air gap and pink foam below the reefer so we won’t ever get water logged insulation which is a major failure mode for refrigeration systems.
I’m glad to have figured what was the function of that mystery pipe. Keeping good records helped.
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