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Old 03-07-2013, 05:37 PM   #1
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I have a toilet and basement utility sink and both do not appear to be vented. Both are within 3 feet of the main stack. Is this normal for these fixtures not to be vented?

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With in 5 feet of a vent is okay----however there may be a violation of todays code --depending on what is draining into the stack----


Post a picture or two and the age of the house if you want better answers.

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With in 5 feet of a vent is okay----however there may be a violation of todays code --depending on what is draining into the stack----


Post a picture or two and the age of the house if you want better answers.
The house is 50 years old. Its within 5 feet but the fixtures from the first floor would be wet venting and I was told you can only wet vent fixtures if there on the same floor.
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Today it is no good... But 15 years ago it was. Then some bright young code writer figured out that this arrangement can cause siphoning of the basement fixtures... Plumbing is for ever evolving as we learn about issues.
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Today it is no good... But 15 years ago it was. Then some bright young code writer figured out that this arrangement can cause siphoning of the basement fixtures... Plumbing is for ever evolving as we learn about issues.
So, your saying those basement fixtures should of been re-vented above the first floor fixtures?
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Are you having trouble now or are you rebuilding that room and wondering about bringing it up to todays code?
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Are you having trouble now or are you rebuilding that room and wondering about bringing it up to todays code?
Just curious. Am I write about my last statement about the re-venting? Another quick question...when you have a fixture that needs it own separate vent and its to difficult to re-vent it you can run it out of the roof. My question is can just the vent part of the fixture be run through the roof or do you have to make it a whole new waste-vent stack extending from roof to basement?
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If you want to run new vents up into your attic--they may join the existing roof vent up there---a separate roof vent is seldom required---

Your existing basement plumbing may have met code when it was installed----

Does it work well now or is it acting up?

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