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Old 03-24-2012, 11:13 AM   #1
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hi, I am about to install a new roof and would like it to have ZERO openings through it.

I understand that there are good vent flashings out there and if installed properly they can last a long time without leaks. However, i would like to reduce chance for leaks as much as possible, so I would appreciate if you keep your answers on target.

Can I run a plumbing vent to the side of the house? I would probably run a pipe around the eve above the roof (but not through the roof). I am also not concerned how it will look. Any issues with this?
I know the code requires at least one vent THROUGH the roof but i would go AROUND.
I am in St Petersburg, Florida.

Any practical or code issues here?

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Check with your local Building Dept.
Through a wall? - how far from any windows/doors?
Any roof penetration, if done correctly, will/can outlast the life of the roof.
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You say "zero openings" - got any vents?

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Under the IPC which is what we are under the answer to your question is no.
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it would go trough "gable wall".
There are doors and windows but that should not be an issue because vent pipe would be above the roof - correct?

instead going strait through the roof it would have two 90 degrees elbows going AROUND eve and above roof.


bath/kitchen exhaust vents will go through side and i will have ridge vent.

electrical entrance will probably go through roof so it would actually be 1 opening
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Under the IPC which is what we are under the answer to your question is no.
can you explain why please? is it because of the two elbows?
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Any stack that you off set will now require a cleanout at the base of that stack, also distance from the fixtures needs to be accounted for. in some areas visual appearance will also prohibit that installation. That vent stack serves multiple purposes. Neutralizing pressures in the plumbing system. Access to the drain system. And sewer gas drafting. When the plumbing in that home was designed and approved all those thing were taken in to account modifying that layout is in its self a code violation, Get a good reputable roofer; make sure he pulls permits, the flashings get inspected, no reason for concern if all the work is done correctly.

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