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Old 02-04-2012, 07:44 PM   #1
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How can this bathroom be vented?


My house was built in 2007 and the original builders have since gone bankrupt and no longer exist (so I can't ask them). I'm not sure what their plans were on finishing basement bathrooms, but I can not see how they would have provided venting. In the picture below they provided a 5' 4" X 8' 8" area for a bathroom, I can see where the toilet would go and a drain for the sink. I know I'll have to knockout some of the slab to plumb the bathtub. What I don't see is any vent pipe to connect to. The closest pipe in the basement is the waste pipe from the 2nd floor master bath. The distance from this bathroom's cement wall to the pipe is 16 feet. Can this pipe be used to vent? Will I be stuck using an AAV valve?




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Typically a builder will have the plumber just stub out for a bath in a basement but the set up usually doesn't work for what the homeowner will want.

The bad news is that you may have to but out concrete to get the drains for the bathroom configured as you need.

The good news is that the underslab drains can be made to work.

The vent shall go up to bottom of the main floor joice and ran to the stack shown in pic #2. Take a look around and you may find another stack closer that you can tin into if not use what you have

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Typically a builder will have the plumber just stub out for a bath in a basement but the set up usually doesn't work for what the homeowner will want.

The bad news is that you may have to but out concrete to get the drains for the bathroom configured as you need.

The good news is that the underslab drains can be made to work.

The vent shall go up to bottom of the main floor joice and ran to the stack shown in pic #2. Take a look around and you may find another stack closer that you can tin into if not use what you have
Thank you for the good news. I was worried the stack may have been too far. Looks like I'll have some concrete cutting to do along with getting some bids for running to that stack.
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Should be a future vent stubbed out someplace in floorv joists normally
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We don't have much in the way of basements out here, but I always wonder when I see these threads : Why don't they just finish the above floor rough plumbing, and throw up a couple of walls.

I mean really, what's that cost to rough in drains for a small bathroom like that? a thousand bucks ? When you're building an entire house, that's a big whooptie doo.

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Lots of basements never get finished,builders dont want to spend money
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Depending on the code in your area, I don't think there is any maximum distance that you can run a vent line to hook in. I must have went 40' to get to one in my first basement buildout.

You can not go horizontal for the basement bathroom until you are above the flood plain.

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