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Old 06-05-2009, 11:54 PM   #1
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Plumbers don't install vents????

I'm helping a buddy of mine build a new house. We bid out the various trades, etc and hired a plumber to do the rough-in, top out, yard line, under slab, etc.

The plumber has completed the rough-in with the exception of the roof vents. He ran sch40 PVC to within a few feet of the roof decking and won't complete the job. He says he doesn't work on 14/12 roof pitches and refuses to finish the job.

Unfortunately, the home owner paid him for the rough-in already and now doesn't know how to get the vents installed.

Is this common practice in the plumbing industry?

Whose responsibility *is* it?

I have never had a plumber back out like this. Thoughts?




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Old 06-06-2009, 03:21 AM   #2
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this should of been discussed before he started the job.your plumber was not up front with you. I can understand that he does not have the proper equipment to scaffold that pitch. this roughing will not pass if the vents are not brought through the roof. what he should of done and I have done this in the past is cut the hole and run the vent up through the roof and left the vent flange for the roofer to install. but most likely your roof probably was all ready installed. looks as tho your going to have to call your plumber back and have him extend the vent through the roof and then pay to have the roofer come and install the roof flange. This happens a lot when home owners want to be there own G.C. the sub's take advantage of the homeowners inexperience. Sorry. this could of been avoided by agreeing to pay the final payment when roughing inspection was approved. sorry for your ordeal!. Bob.


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