What would you like to do?
No plumbing code allows a loop in a vent line. They must be pitched just like a drain line as there are many conditions where water can be in a vent line, such as rain through a roof vent and condensation. If the "u" were to fill with water it would no longer function as a vent.
50 people found this useful
Was this answer useful?
Thanks for the feedback!
What is the best method of tapping into the existing vent system when installing a bathroom in a basement?
Answer Call a plumber.
When roughing in plumbing in a basement bathroom how far from the wall does the drain need to be for a tub?
Answer It should be almost to the wall. When the tub is in place you'll be installing the drain and overflow. You'll then connect these to a p-trap and all of th…at will be connected to the roughed in drain. Give yourself a little room to work, and cut the concrete back to give yourself room to get in. You'll do the connecting from the end of the tub, so also make sure you have access. When it's all over, some city building and zoning departments are requiring that you pour concrete to seal off the exposed ground under the drain.
Answer no, for health reasions,
To vent off odors emanating from the septic/sewer system and to allow the toilet to flush correctly and the other drains to empty correctly.
Should a plumbing contractor flush lines entering a residence before restoring water service after a repair which allowed debris to enter the line If so is this listed in the Uniform Plumbing Code?
All potable water systems should be flushed after repairs and also if left sitting for extenden periods. I'm not sure if this is in the code but its just common sense. opening… a hose bib or a tub valve when the water is restored after a repir is a best practise in the plumbing trade. If you do not do this, debris can get loose and stop up the fixtures in the home, such as toilets and faucet areators, which will result in a call back; i.e. the plumber comes back at no charge. Yes he should flush the line to protect the fixtures. The chlorine that most cities and rural water companies use will disinfect the line. Some cities require a plumber to disinfect a line but trust me be careful what you ask for because it will be at the home owners expense.
Hi: It would be nice if you would have included just why you feel they need relining and what kind of liner you have at present. But then! if we had some green eggs and …ham we could have some green eggs if we had some ham. Simple: Answer is put in new ducts because lots of old inner liners used adhesive that would simply let go in time and it sheets of liner would fall into the system to wreck havoc on your air flow design. If your ducts are large enough and you can go inside them then remove the old the replace with new ( but ) safety hazards galore are involved here. Carsinogenic materials and fibers have been used in years past. If inner liner is still holding strong then wrap it with outer duct wrap and have inner duct liner professionally cleaned with professional equipment and trained people. Hope this helps: Jimiwane
Cheater vents are allowed in Ontario. However, they must be a specific type. Studor AAV and Oatey SureVent are two approved brands.
Much depends upon how the present plumbing, waste and vent stack are located within your home. Typically, accessing the water is not too difficult. The difficult…y is in providing the appropriate drainage and venting.Essentially you have a few options available to you: 1. cut your present cement floor and demo it in order to accomodate the drain lines. You must have sufficient slope to exit the home and access the present septic or sewer system. If this is possible...then you must also be able to provide adequate venting. Ideally, venting should be vertical and extend past the roof. In some cases, as long as it complies with your local codes, it is possible to use an air admittance valve or studor valve (www.studor.net), 2. One variation on answer number 1, if your basement has sufficient headroom, is to build up the floor in your basement bathroom and then run your drain lines within this false floor. This will allow you to forego demolition of the concrete but will mean you have to "step up" into the bathroom. 3. A third option is to utilize a variety of "pump up" units...which pump the waste up to the existing waste lines. Some are usually found at your local home improvement stores. One very compact unit that also utilizes a grinder unit is found at www.saniflo.com. I've used this unit in my own basement and it provides reliable service for a shower, special saniflo toilet and sink. It was only necessary to build up the shower and access the vent stack. A one-way/air admittance valve is not recommended for use with the saniflo unit.
Plumbing in the bathroom would relate to anything regarding water pipes and sewerage pipes, for example, shower, bath, basin, bidet
Does the Ontario plumbing code allow a main house drain pipe diameter to be increased before a heat recovery pipe and then decreased in diameter before leaving the house?
you cant decrease a pipe diameter you can only increase...
1/8" per foot (1% grade)
I don't know about Illinois but check the Fuel Gas Code. I have never heard of PVC being allowed for a Clothes Dryer Vent.
I need to plug the very minor gap in metal sections of dryer vent which allows lint into basement. Will wrapping fabric duct taped to dryer vent catch on fire?
Best to take the screws out, shove the pipe further into the fitting and re screw it. If you are going to use tape use the metal foil tape where you peel off the paper on the …back exposing the glue side.
Codes vary depending on locale. Check with local plumbing contractors.
Yes. The toilet HAS to be wet vented within FIVE feet with the pipes from the sink and/or tub/shower.
No, it is against the plumbing code.