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Old 07-28-2014, 06:58 PM   #1
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Okay had a plumber come by today to look at adding a half bath In our laundry room. The main sewer line runs right through the room so he said he will chop the floor and tap into that. As far as the venting he said he was going to add either a pro vent or sure vent...I forget. He said if we had a pedestal sink he would have to add an accessible box with this vent or device in it or if we have a vanity he would out in the wall there. Does this make sense? Thanks

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Yes if your local code authority accepts them. Make sure as the homeowner all permits and inspections occur. You are the one responsible in the end. So ask the plumber for a copy of his permit.

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What he wants to install is generically called an air admittance valve, Studor valve, or cheater vent. They are used (where code allows them) when it would be difficult to run a vent line through the roof. They must remain accessible in case they need to be replaced. I have one for my kitchen sink and have never had an issue with it.
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Is it unusual to give half the money when he starts the job then the rest when he finishes? Thanks
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Is it unusual to give half the money when he starts the job then the rest when he finishes? Thanks
Contracts are written in many different ways. Whats important is that all the bases are covered and agreed to. Including payment and time schedules.

33%-50% is not unheard of. To me, the amount is based on special order material that require down payment or a no return policy. Or large upfront labor costs, etc.
Generally, I like 30% start, 30% rough in complete, and balance at completion. Short jobs are 2 payments.
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