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Old 06-05-2014, 11:52 AM  
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"The soil stack should continue up through the roof to ventilate to the atmosphere. "
It can go to the left about 4 feet then up on past the roof on the side?


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Old 06-05-2014, 12:07 PM  
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That sounds like it would work, I would like to know what others think. If you could go back to the big pipe in the basement and maybe do away with the pipe outside.


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Hi. I'm new here but I saw this thread and had a few questions.
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Is the pipe that is running horizontally off to the right the vent pipe? Or is that something else?
If it is a vent pipe, doesn't it need to travel vertically for at least 6 inches above the flood level of the highest fixture before moving horizontally?

For the washing machine drain, I found this diagram that has the proper measurement ranges. I can't tell if the one in the picture falls within those parameters.


For sanitary tees, I thought that they could not be installed horizontally-- or does that just mean that one of the sweeps has to be vertical? For some reason I thought it had to be setup so that the straight entry point was up.


That looks like the position of the sanitary tee in the first picture of the first post
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Or is that a wye? I still haven't quite learned to tell the fittings apart just yet.

I have the same situation with a vent that terminates under a soffit. I have one main vent stack and two auxiliary vents. One of the auxiliary vents routes under the soffit and then has elbows to bring it out from under and then go above the roof. For some reason the other one does not do that. I wonder if having the elbows meets code...

As for the AAV, they are not allowed in all states. Last I read, California was trying to ban them.

I hope you get the sewer gas smell resolved.

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Good eye, Sannej, a straight San-T could be a problem. This looks like it performs like a Wye if you observe the fitting above the San-T. The preferred use is the vertical but field limitations cause all kinds of compromises ... I believe this is one of those situations.
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I thought that the sanitary tee in that position is actually a code violation. I know the change of direction is a code violation.

So in addition to turning the fitting the other way, maybe they would need to replace it with a wye and bend or the sanitary combo fitting shown in the sketch above?

Also, do I see an electrical outlet (maybe GFCI) or junction box just dangling? LOL. I hope that is just temporary.

I've been studying the plumbing code. I think I'll have to take a crack at studying the electrical code once I feel I've gotten a decent grip on plumbing knowledge.
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The more times you look at these pictures the more you think Jungle should just cut it out and start over. But the problem complained about was sewer gas leaking into the house, which could be the vent outside the kitchen. What it looks like to me is the outside vent is servicing the washing machine and there is no vent servicing the sink up stairs unless there is something we haven't seen yet. With out that vent it is easy to see why the sink trap would vacume out the water from the trap.
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The more times you look at these pictures the more you think Jungle should just cut it out and start over. But the problem complained about was sewer gas leaking into the house, which could be the vent outside the kitchen. What it looks like to me is the outside vent is servicing the washing machine and there is no vent servicing the sink up stairs unless there is something we haven't seen yet. With out that vent it is easy to see why the sink trap would vacume out the water from the trap.
Good point. I'm also wondering what the sort of louvered white thing on the left is in this picture:


Is that something that brings air in to the house? If so, then the sewer gas could be going in to it.

I wish I could find my photo of how one of my vents goes around the soffit... I think that is what needs to be done in this case-- making sure that it maintains the 1/4" per foot incline.
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That wood be a range hood van and when the fan is not running....
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I'm also now noticing that the hole where the vent pipe comes out of the wall is rather large and doesn't look like its sealed up and it looks like it might have an ABS elbow, but I can't tell for sure. I wonder what the green thing coming out of the wall is.. Looks sort of like a garden hose. I think that mounted thing on the wall is to hold a hose...


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