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Old 11-01-2008, 02:46 PM   #1
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Venting basement bathroom fixtures


We recently had to have some major basement wall work done. We used a proper contractor.

So my husband and I decide to add a sink and shower. There was a very old toilet in the basement. Didn't smell and no problems with it.

So we get this jack-of-all trade guy who did someone else's basement and he digs up the concrete floor.

There is a new flange on the toilet pipe. There is piping coming up the floor for a sink and an opening for the sink p-trap to be glued into. The pipe was laid for the shower (Yes it does have a p-trap). The floor has been concreted back in.

I asked about the shower pan and he said it didn't need one because it is on a concrete base. I researched and know this is incorrect. So I went out and got a shower pan kit and proper abs shower drain. The shower drain he has in is flush with the concrete. The visable drain is screwed down. I figure,he is going to have to dig it up around the shower drain, so he can put the new proper drain at a proper height. He will also have to tear out the bottom of the Durock to install the shower pan.

My reading had taught me that every fixture needs a vent. My biggest worry is that I am sure there are no vents installed. Drywall is up but not finished. We can tear it down if necessary. We still have the original wall behind and on one wall of the toilet. Should I also tear out these walls to look for venting pipes? Think the toilet was a Homart??

My question is, Would an air admittance vent put on the sink, inside the wall (with access by a grill) provide enough air to safely vent this bathroom? It might not be up to current code, but I could live with old code standards. As an aside, there is an exhaust fan installed and vented to the outside wall.

Any help would be appreciated.

Cathy

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Venting basement bathroom fixtures


My question is, Would an air admittance vent put on the sink, inside the wall (with access by a grill) provide enough air to safely vent this bathroom? It might not be up to current code, but I could live with old code standards. As an aside, there is an exhaust fan installed and vented to the outside wall.

Any help would be appreciated.

Cathy[/quote]

there is what I heard called a cheater vent it sounds like the vent you are using in cincinnati it is legal but it has to be replace every so often so access panel is needed the pipes just need air regards Rob

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