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Old 12-29-2011, 11:37 PM   #1
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I am in the planning stages of remodeling my unfinished basement. My wife desires a bathroom down there which means I get the joys of learning a whole bunch of new stuff.

The end of the basement where the bathroom will be is the end where the walkout is. I know that the ejector tank needs it own dedicated vent but the question is, does it really have to go all the way up through the roof? Can it not vent out the basement wall to day light?

If it has to go through the roof, is it customary to have to cut open walls on the main level to run the vent pipe?

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It can tie into an existing vent, if large enough. Or it can run through a chase somewhere in a closet and up through the roof.

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Where does it vent now, and why do you have to change it?
No where because it is not there yet. We've got block walls and bare concrete floor. Clean slate my friend to do what I like with.
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No where because it is not there yet. We've got block walls and bare concrete floor. Clean slate my friend to do what I like with.
You responed to what I first said...then re-read your post and realized it was a new installation....read my other post
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It can tie into an existing vent, if large enough. Or it can run through a chase somewhere in a closet and up through the roof.
So it sounds like the idea of through the basement wall is out. Now I have to think about the best way to get it to the roof.
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The idea of going through the wall is viable as long as you maintain the horizontal pitch and don't mind seeing it.
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The idea of going through the wall is viable as long as you maintain the horizontal pitch and don't mind seeing it.
The million dollar question in that case, is it code and will it pass a permit inspection?

I guess I need to call the county.
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From a mechanical standpoint it will work. If you put it outside the building you can enclose it with a chase and side it to match the house...seems a bit much but it's possible. I know you can run it horizontally out the wall but I am 99% sure that it is required to terminate above the roof line. If you plan on getting a permit then it's time to call the county.

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