DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum

DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum (http://www.diychatroom.com/)
-   Plumbing (http://www.diychatroom.com/f7/)
-   -   Distance from toilet to vent. (http://www.diychatroom.com/f7/distance-toilet-vent-146308/)

Rclancyc 06-07-2012 11:17 AM

Distance from toilet to vent.
 
Hello all. We have demolished our bathroom and are in the process of redoing some of the plumbing. What we would like to do is move our toilet about 5 ft to the other size of our small bathroom in order to make room for a double vanity.

The original drain was 1 foot from the soil/vent stack. Moving it to the other side of the room would put the overall distance at 6 feet from the bathroom vent. From what I have gathered, if a toilet with a 3 in drain line is within 5 feet from the vent, it meets code and should be acceptable. My question is if anyone has had any experience with a toilet 6 ft from its vent having problems flushing/clogging etc. If so, is 5 ft anymore acceptable than 6 ft or is this an example of the code falling short.

My other option would be to run a seperate vent for the toilet up into the attic and tie back into the original vent. Would this be acceptable with a 7 ft horizontal stretch before meeting back up with the stack?

I should also mention that it is a 2 in vent that will serve the toilet, a double vanity, and a shower.

Thank you in advance for any help. Cheers!

jaydevries 06-07-2012 11:11 PM

yes it will work just fine
http://publicecodes.citation.com/ico...2_9_sec009.htm

wctekkk 06-08-2012 02:06 AM

your allowed 6 foot trap arm on 3", 5' on 2" and 42" on 1 1/2 pipe and if your 5' or less off your main you don't need a clean out. but u can check your local code enforcement office

Alan 06-08-2012 09:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wctekkk (Post 938902)
your allowed 6 foot trap arm on 3", 5' on 2" and 42" on 1 1/2 pipe and if your 5' or less off your main you don't need a clean out. but u can check your local code enforcement office

Also a note : the trap arm on a toilet is measured from the surface of the flange along the centerline of the pipe to the edge of the vent pipe.

Rclancyc 06-11-2012 04:25 AM

Sorry it took me so long to reply, my computer was on the fritz.Thank you all so much for the input, I'll let you know how it turns out after in the end. I get the feeling i'll be back asking for advice before it is all done! :)

md2lgyk 06-11-2012 07:54 AM

If your local code is the IRC (as it is where I live), there is no limit to trap arm length for a toilet. Nor do toilets, regardless of trap arm length, need a vent other than the main stack.

Rclancyc 06-18-2012 02:44 PM

I just did a little research and it turns out that we use UPC here in Austin. From what I understand, I am still allowed 6 feet from vent on a 3 inch drain line. wctekkk mentioned that if the line is over 5 feet, I would need a clean out. Are there any suggestions as to where a clean out ought to be placed in the crawlspace? I only have about 20 inches headroom in crawlspace in the event I needed to get messy with a clog. Do they sell closet bends with a clean out opposite the drain line? I'm not sure where I'd even be able to put a clean out that would be accessible.

TheEplumber 06-19-2012 01:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rclancyc (Post 946251)
I just did a little research and it turns out that we use UPC here in Austin. From what I understand, I am still allowed 6 feet from vent on a 3 inch drain line. wctekkk mentioned that if the line is over 5 feet, I would need a clean out. Are there any suggestions as to where a clean out ought to be placed in the crawlspace? I only have about 20 inches headroom in crawlspace in the event I needed to get messy with a clog. Do they sell closet bends with a clean out opposite the drain line? I'm not sure where I'd even be able to put a clean out that would be accessible.

I plumb by UPC and am not required to have a clean out on the toilet arm, even at 6'. We don't consider it a branch line, which require clean outs if over 5'. You'll pull the toilet to clean that line anyways. Also a clean out in the crawl must be within 20' ft. of the access.

Alan 06-19-2012 09:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rclancyc (Post 946251)
I just did a little research and it turns out that we use UPC here in Austin. From what I understand, I am still allowed 6 feet from vent on a 3 inch drain line. wctekkk mentioned that if the line is over 5 feet, I would need a clean out. Are there any suggestions as to where a clean out ought to be placed in the crawlspace? I only have about 20 inches headroom in crawlspace in the event I needed to get messy with a clog. Do they sell closet bends with a clean out opposite the drain line? I'm not sure where I'd even be able to put a clean out that would be accessible.

The reality of the situation is that generally if you have a problem with a mainline, you're not going to use a cleanout underneath the house even though they may be required.

Rclancyc 07-30-2012 03:34 PM

Thanks for all the help! The toilet lines is installed, I sweated all the new copper supply lines together, and just minor adjustments left for the shower drain. Now on to the tedious part...finishing it!


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:05 AM.


Copyright 2003-2014 Escalate Media LP. All Rights Reserved