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Old 04-14-2013, 09:48 AM   #16
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Relocating toilet flange and main for basement bath.


Would love to use auto vents but don't really want to break the code.

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I have to get ready my daughter's soccer game. Connect with you in a couple hours. Thank you for very much for the advice.
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Thank you for your suggestions.

I'm wondering if I could use "auto vents" instead of running one up through a concrete slab (bath is below enclosed porch), and through the roof.

Or maybe up to the ceiling and out the side wall?
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Plumbing a basement bathroom

At the last post in above thread he said no code for a basement bath. This takes some pressure off but I at least want the bath to work properly with good venting , right?
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A toilet should not be vented using an AAV (air admittance valve)---they just aren't designed for that much volume----Is there any way to get a vent back to an existing vent in the other part of the basement?

Where is the main stack in relation to the new toilet hole?

Have you figured out what the old terracotta drain tile does? Is it still functioning or is it old and abandoned?
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Old 04-15-2013, 12:32 PM   #22
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A toilet should not be vented using an AAV (air admittance valve)---they just aren't designed for that much volume----Is there any way to get a vent back to an existing vent in the other part of the basement?

Where is the main stack in relation to the new toilet hole?

Have you figured out what the old terracotta drain tile does? Is it still functioning or is it old and abandoned?
I still don't know about terra cotta. I guess if I should update it like a previous poster suggested, I could find out once I open it. Or... I'd like to leave it and work with the toilet just on that wall and move the toilet to where it fits best without updating the terra cotta. It seems fine.

The main stack is iron and 15' away from the room. Might be easier running up through a closet one floor to the attic and t'ing into the vent up there. Sounds like a lot of work. I planned on sheeting the ceiling in the adjacent room too and will have to run the vent perpendicular to the floor joists maybe next to the support beam. Wish I could do something easier. Am I ready to hear about some of the tricks of the trade now IMHO?
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I really don't know anything about plumbing. I've seen the work of plumbers and handyman magazines but its more real world discussing my situation with a plumber.

I looked up air admittance vents on the web. There are bigger ones for more airflow. I don't have to follow code for a basement bath according to another poster in my area so I'm thinking of using the air admittance valve in the wall and near the toilet. Maybe that space right behind the toilet would be ideal.

I wander if a valve could be to big just as it could be too small?? Will the big AAV work with only the pull of a lavatory sink drain?
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A larger AAv will work---they mey need to be replaced ,some years down the line,so leave access---a cover plate will work---


You might do well to have someone knowledgeable in plumbing look at this job and lay out the drain system for you----The cost of failure can be sizable---demo floor and tile----not fun.
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Ok now i need the rule for connectors between the 2 inch and 4 inch lines under the slab. I've heard you can't lay a tee on its side. So are there rules for Y's other than the obvious flow direction? And everything sloped 1/4" per foot, right?
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It may be worth the cost to have a licensed plumber come in and line this out for you.
He could give you a plan that will meet local code, and then you do the actual work.

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