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Old 12-21-2010, 07:08 PM   #16
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The 2" going vertically through the floor goes up through the roof. The 2" you see it tying into horizontally, the right end is coming from the kitchen sink.

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Yep, if that 1.5 vent is open into the floor it would sure smell. I don't think you can put an Air Admittance Valve (Studor) in an enclosed space. I believe the diaphragm flaps do wear out and you need to be able to replace them.
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Yep, if that 1.5 vent is open into the floor it would sure smell. I don't think you can put an Air Admittance Valve (Studor) in an enclosed space. I believe the diaphragm flaps do wear out and you need to be able to replace them.
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What he said about being able to replace the flaps sure sounds logical. Tying into an existing vent would be a "forever" solution.

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Old 12-22-2010, 11:15 PM   #19
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Thank You to everyone for helping me with this problem. I ran a new vent line to the attic and tied it in. Everything seems to be working great! Here's a pic of how I ran it in the bathroom. I was too lazy to climb back up in the attic tonight to take a pic up there, I'll do that tomorrow.

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Looks Good.


2 things I will say as a recommendation
1- Make sure to foam around the pipes where they go into the attic. This is as easy as pushing a button but depending on the ammount of insultion you use upstairs could save some energy
2- Going between floors I use fire block spray foam to fill the gaps. I heard it can slow a fire... $10.... I will believe the hype
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your work looks nice

as dock said, now is a good time to seal all penetrations you can find through to the attick space... plumbing, electrical, heating and cooling.
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Ltnicks... Are You a LT?

Also great time to look for spots where squirrels can get in...
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Thank You to everyone for helping me with this problem. I ran a new vent line to the attic and tied it in. Everything seems to be working great!
Andy,

Congrats for a job well done. Sleep easy from now on.

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