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Old 04-14-2013, 09:07 AM   #1
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I have a quick question. When you have a 2 story home or lets say a first floor with more than one bathroom is it normal to have more than 1 waste/vent stack that goes from the roof to the basement?

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Hi,

I have a quick question. When you have a 2 story home or lets say a first floor with more than one bathroom is it normal to have more than 1 waste/vent stack that goes from the roof to the basement?
Let's say it's not abnormal. Stacks are located near the fixtures served. If it's convenient to the plumber to have more then one stack- so be it.

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Let's say it's not abnormal. Stacks are located near the fixtures served. If it's convenient to the plumber to have more then one stack- so be it.
Yes but what if a fixture or two or not close to the stack?
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Did i go back in time, was int this question already asked and re asked.
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Yes but what if a fixture or two or not close to the stack?
Then you run drain lines to that fixture, and properly vent it.
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Then you run drain lines to that fixture, and properly vent it.
Yes and if its too far from main stack what is the proper way to vent it?
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Yes and if its too far from main stack what is the proper way to vent it?
Either back to the vent stack, above the flood rim of any fixtures on upper floors or run a new vent stack out the roof.

Take your pick.
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Yes and if its too far from main stack what is the proper way to vent it?
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Either back to the vent stack, above the flood rim of any fixtures on upper floors or run a new vent stack out the roof.

Take your pick.
Ok I got that part. Now if you have fixtures that are a long distance from each other is it normal to have more than 1 waste/vent stack?
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Ok I got that part. Now if you have fixtures that are a long distance from each other is it normal to have more than 1 waste/vent stack?
A stack is simply a way to get the waste to a lower level. You could have 6 of them if you wanted.
Consider a slab on grade home- it has no stacks and it probably has multiple ventes through the roof.
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A stack is simply a way to get the waste to a lower level. You could have 6 of them if you wanted.
Consider a slab on grade home- it has no stacks and it probably has multiple ventes through the roof.
I understand that and I am just asking is it common to have more than one waste/vent stack in a house? A slab foundation has no stacks? Why is that?
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I understand that and I am just asking is it common to have more than one waste/vent stack in a house? A slab foundation has no stacks? Why is that?
Nothing to do with being common. Has to do with being functional.
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Nothing to do with being common. Has to do with being functional.
Is this true that slab foundations don't have waste/vent stacks?
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You've asked 8 questions, our turn.

Do you have any knowledge of DWV systems?
Why are you trying to find out if multiple waste stacks are normal/common?
Why do you keep repeating your questions?

As already stated, the number of stacks/vents depends on the style of house and the placement of fixtures.
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You've asked 8 questions, our turn.

Do you have any knowledge of DWV systems?
Why are you trying to find out if multiple waste stacks are normal/common?
Why do you keep repeating your questions?

As already stated, the number of stacks/vents depends on the style of house and the placement of fixtures.
Yes I do. This is a forum, correct? Is it illegal to ask these questions? And NO that was not stated before but thanks.

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