Questions tagged [drain-waste-vent]

A drain waste vent is used to allow drain water to flow freely by permitting air the enter the system, usually through a vent stack or an air admittance valve. Use with the [plumbing] tag

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Septic tank TLC (Europe)

We are getting some odors; at least partly from our septic tank. We purchased the house a year ago; and don't have any detailed plumbing schematics. So trying to work out what is currently happening; ...
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Purpose of septic vents both in the yard and also through the roof?

My house has both septic venting that goes up through the roof and also a vent in the yard. What is the need for the yard vent? Is this vent a requirement (code or otherwise)? A "best practice&...
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1970’s ABS OD Pipe Size is Larger

We have a 1974 condo with some lateral 2” ABS schedule 40 pipe. Strange, but current fittings with hubs do not fit the old pipe. It’s as if the older pipe is just “slightly” larger than the current 2....
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How High For A Condensate Standpipe?

I have a new Navien NPE-240A2 condensing tankless water heater that I'm installing in an existing small water heater cabinet accessible from the exterior of my house. The current tankless is an older ...
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Reverse osmosis water saddle doesn't fit waste pipe

The reverse osmosis filters waste clamp (40mm) doesnt fit on my waste pipe (50mm) I ordered a 6mm compression fitting to use an npt taper The compression fitting took 3 weeks to arrive and I'm trying ...
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Fiberglass Shower Drain Removal

1974 Condo on a post tension concrete slab. This was an original fiberglass shower enclosure. I can’t figure out how to remove this drain. Any advice is appreciated.
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How far can you move the toilet away from the vent stack in NJ?

I plan on moving the toilet bowl to a different spot in the bathroom, further away from the stack. What is the maximum horizontal distance? Is it 9 feet? As per New Jersey Plumbing Code 2018, 12.8.4: ...
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Trap layout for double vanity with existing stack

Installing a double vanity with 4" stack on one side. Typical in-wall double rough-in means drilling two-inch holes in multiple studs across an old exterior wall already hacked up by generations ...
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Covering/closing a basement drain, any reversible options?

For a new basement-level room, we have the option of installing a drain or not installing a drain. We're not sure yet what we want to do with the space. It makes sense to have a drain installed while ...
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How should I terminate water heater drain pan?

I have a water heater drain pan installed and I'd like to terminate it as close to code as is possible. The pan/water heater is currently in a closet that barely fits the pan. So unfortunately, there ...
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Ok to use dishwasher connector for A/C condensate line?

Shown is an A/C condensate line from the floor above, that is connected to a cast iron stack via some method that probably isn't play dough but definitely isn't correct. The whole stack is being ...
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When does an under the sink P-Trap assembly need venting?

In the realm of second homeowner woes, I had a P-Trap assembly under the bathroom sink. It was a straight connection to the pipe connected to the main sewer line. (least I think that was the case). It ...
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Is it safe to remove vent and cap off unused drain

I am in the process of renovating my kitchen and removed a wall. I discovered a closed off drain and a vent that goes through the ceiling. There does not appear to be anything else tied into the vent. ...
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Will this plumbing venting plan work?

Would this drain layout work for my basement bathroom in terms of sufficient venting and drainage? I have a dry vent available from above near the lavatory which I plan to use for venting the toilet ...
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Washing machine drainage leaking - new appliance

I have a new washing machine (there wasn't one there before as I've recently moved in). When the machine is running the water spouts out particularly through a vertical 'vent' hose leaving a small ...
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What is the composition of this 1940s era main drain line?

I have a main drain line running from my 1940s era single family residence in Las Vegas, NV to the city sewer. Given the time period I had assumed it would be cast iron, but when I dug down to it, it ...
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Why does one of my bathroom sinks drain slowly when the water is running, but drains quickly when filled and drained?

One of my bathroom sinks drains slowly with the water running ( like when brushing your teeth ) but drains quite quickly if I plug the sink, fill it all the way, and release the drain plug. When the ...
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New Vanity: Sink Won't Drain Completely

My wife and I just replaced the vanity in our bathroom. To fit the new sink, we had to cut some new PVC. Here's a picture. All the plumbing works, without leaks, except that it will not drain ...
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Should PVC DVW landscape pipe be glued?

I'm re-routing a section of 4" landscape drain. "Triple-wall" pipe was initially installed and has been pinched almost completely closed by a nearby tree, so I'm installing Sch 40 DWV ...
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Is this elbow coming from toilet a suitable fixture for DWV?

I had new plumbing installed and someone told me the elbow used under my toilet is incorrect. The company says it's fine. I'm trying to determine who is right. Here is the fitting: The manufacturer ...
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Lower the point of drain attachment to a vent and adding a Studor (AAV)

I have a negative pitch in the drain pipe coming out of my sink drain that attaches directly to the vent stack. The vent stack is mostly inaccessible at the height of the p-trap though inside the sink ...
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How do I re-route my main plumbing stack to make room for in-the-wall taps?

We're in the middle of renovating our upstairs bathroom. My lovely and amazing wife has bought two vessel sinks and in-wall mounted faucets. After removing the drywall we have sorrowfully discovered ...
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Can I vent my bathroom exhaust fan into a plumbing drain vent?

I installed a bathroom fan in the ceiling. My bathroom is in the room right next to the laundry room. The washing machine has the standard drain pipe vent of a pvc pipe venting to the outside ...
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Is there any filter or material that let only water through not dirt

I need a filter or some kind of cloth material which only lets water through and not the dirt this way I can get filtered water and I can soak it through french drain or dry well. I just couldn't find ...
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Can I run a wet vent vertically between two floors?

On each floor I have a tub and a sink back-to-back with a 2x6 wall in between. Can I run a single 2" pipe as a wet vent from below the slab to the two fixtures, then up the wall to the second ...
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Will Air Admittance Valves help me? If so, where to place them?

This is my first question so apologies if its not the highest quality. will do better over time. My primary question is: based on the current plumbing layout, what problems am I likely to experience, ...
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Venting Plumbing AFTER drywall is up

First, some set up: My friends and I have been building a sort of Mancave over the last year. It's about 300 square feet, with a height of about 14 feet -- half of the place has a loft (making ...
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Repairing leaking DWV vertical 3" thin wall PVC

While painting, my wife discovered some mold on top of the baseboards, and being curious I investigated. What I found pulling the baseboards is they were covered in black mold on the backside, as well ...
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connecting p-trap to female galvanized tee

This may be a simple problem, but I'm not so knowledgeable about this section of the drainage system specifics. So, I have a bathroom sink with PVC trap, and I replaced the popup assembly. The pipes ...
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Is this a proper wet vent?

I have mocked up a bathroom remodel waste line. It is the white pvc in the image. The toilet is 93" away from the stack and is the most downstream fixture. I think I did everything right but I'm still ...
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Which of these options is the safest/most efficient method to plumb a kitchen sink drain in an island?

First, I'm going to try and describe the current (original/builder) configuration. It seems more complicated than it needs to be, but perhaps there's a reason or code that is required. This is a ...
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Can a plumbing vent go up a different drain, for some length

My contractor came up with the below idea. Is it OK? The first floor kitchen drain vent can't exit directly anymore (there's an extra room being built on top). He tells me it can tap into the drain ...
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How to tell if lightly clogged shower drain has a venting problem?

I have a shower drain that was snaked a few months ago and has started having a very light back up again. After maybe 5 seconds of unenthusiastic plunger work, it clears up just fine. But come back an ...
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Help with new install of small bathroom in basement?

I'm installing a brand new bathroom in my basement! I'm a DIYer, so after lots of learning, I'm looking for some experienced advice with the layout. I've only done remodels, not new installs. I'm ...
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Adding drain to existing system

I'm looking to add a drain line for a new water softener to my existing drainage system. It happens that where I'd like to install the new drain is right on the other side of the wall from an existing ...
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Attaching flexible bath drain pipe to dwv pvc pipe

The drain pipe in the image below came with a bathtub I bought. How is it supposed to attach to regular dwv pvc? The inner diameter is about 1.375 inches, although at the two grooves near the end the ...
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Need safe practice info for a very tight space waste drain problem

Please bear with me, as I am no plumber, beyond being able to sweat copper pipe, and glue PVC successfully. Thanks, in advance, for any help you can offer! Here's the simplest version of my question: ...
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PVC drain pipe that the washer empties into is echoing all plumbing sounds

My father said that we could put tape around the washer hose to lessen the gap between the hose and the pipe. I've found some adapters that go from the ~1" washer hose to our 2" pipe. My father said ...
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Sound of water running after bath taps turned off

When running a bath, for the duration of my bath I hear water running/heavy trickling coming from the drain away holes at the top of the bath drain. This has got louder and stronger over the last few ...
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New Kitchen sink poor drainage

After installing a new sink water backs up too quickly. If I remove the whole construction and pour directly into the sewer line it flows fine, so no line clog. I think I did mistake in positioning p-...
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Can a tub and shower share the same drain?

Can a shower and tub share the same drain?
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Weir to vent distance and venting options - IPC 2015

I have a new bathroom which plumbs the shower into the main stack via a 2” PVC pipe. My understanding is that the distance from the trap weir to a (in this case wet) vent can be up to 8”. My shower ...
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Moving washing machine from upstairs to the basement

I have a cabin that is in the mountains. When we bought the washing machine is upstairs and we would like to relocate it to the basement where the dryer is. What do we need to pump the water from ...
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Is this kind of connection for the dishwasher code compliant?

I was recently checking out the plumbing for my dishwasher and noticed an unusual drain setup. The dishwasher drain pipe feeds into a DWV pipe that is open at the top. Is this compliant with plumbing ...
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Should a plumber automatically choose to auger from the toilet? [closed]

I hired a plumber to clear a clog...toilet wouldnt flush, was bubbling, and water was backing into the shower and sink. He pulled the toilet and started the snake. When he first said he was going to ...
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How to install sink waste line with limited room between garbage disposal with an AAV required

Issue I'm trying to install the waste lines to attach my sink to the sewer line. This is complicated by my garbage disposal being directly in front of my wall hubs, forcing me to divert the lines ...
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How can I add a 2" shower drain into this toilet plumbed configuration?

This type of drain configuration works well in my situation, but I have a 2" shower drain I need to add to this and share the vent. Where and how can I do that? Wye on the horizontal trap arm? ...
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Can I use existing horizontal tub drain pipe as vent and add new vertical pipe to drain?

I have a bathtub that has horrible drainage and its because of an old galvanized horizontal pipe that connects to the stack. I cannot replace this pipe with PVC with a better slope without ...
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Toilet Refuses to Flush

Earlier this month, we starting having problems with our sewer line; it began with the downstairs toilet flushing very slowly, then not flushing at all, then backing up when the upstairs was flushed. ...
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Toilet water drains out slowly after flush

My toilet flushes normally, but after the flush, the water drains out again slowly until the siphon suction breaks (this happens about 10-15 seconds after the flush). This doesn't always happen -- I'...

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