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Old 03-07-2012, 08:58 PM   #1
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I've been trying to learn the do's and dont's of plumbing..while tearing my bathroom apart I discovered that the toilet was not vented at all. I wanted to make sure I did everything correct and made a few diagrams.

My drawing ability is not very good so let me know if you have any questions.

Would both setups work for vent purposes?
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Old 03-08-2012, 09:58 AM   #2
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A toilet does not require a separate vent. It's connection to the main stack is the vent.

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Typically if its within 5' of the vent stack you are good to go. Check your local plumbing code just to be safe.
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A toilet does not require a separate vent. It's connection to the main stack is the vent.
Here, each fixture has it's own, including toilets.

Please check your local code to be sure that what you are doing is OK.
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hard to tell from drawing what is what but all vents have to be higher then fixtures buy at least 6 inches
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Here's a more realistic view of the second one....I'll check my local codes too.

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to me it is vented you can run so far before the vent is needed and you are under that distance
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Yea, I found this so I should be good. Anything is better then NO vent like it was previously.

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some codes say you do not need to vent the toilet
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some codes say you do not need to vent the toilet
Quite so. The applicable code where I built my house three years ago was IRC 2003. Venting is handled much differently than in the more common UPC. My toilets are not separately vented, all my vents combine so I have only one roof penetration (the main stack), and there' an AAV venting the kitchen sink. Everything works just fine.
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Is it acceptable to tie the tub drain into the toilet using a wye? Are there any other ways that may be better to do this?
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Yea, I found this so I should be good. Anything is better then NO vent like it was previously.

THat diagram is International code

Uniform code is quite different
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THat diagram is International code

Uniform code is quite different
That chart came from the online publication for my local code.
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THat diagram is International code

Uniform code is quite different
That chart does not apply to the toilet. .. Showers tubs sinks etc trapped waste arms. Not the W/C
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Is it acceptable to tie the tub drain into the toilet using a wye? Are there any other ways that may be better to do this?
You cannot connect a fixture on the toilet waste arm as in this drawing.

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