I’m bidding on a job to finish what someone else walked out on.
It’s a fairly simple straight forward 1/2 bath re-do. The only thing that concerns me is the way he vented for the drain. I think i read something about this recently in either FHB or JLC but I can’t find the info to save my life.
Basically he didn’t vent out thru the roof. The pipe goes up about 7 ft. then has the vent contraption gizmo on top of it. Anyone ever do it this way or seen it done this way? I’m posting a pic but the quality leaves something to be desired (camara phone).
Don't know about where you are but here that is a no-no. The Air admittance valve (AIV), commonly called a Studor for the brand most frequently seen, must be accessable. If you do not dry wall you are cool (;-).
Thanks for the quick reply.It's in a corner so maybe I could leave an access panel, or vent cover or something.Thanks
I am not a plumber but do what you do. That is what I remember from other discussions and my two local AHJ's. As well as the NC plumbing code. I would think that a vent register would suffice. Think I would put a note in the vanity as to location. Sharpie on back wall if open vanity back.
Does that AAV vent the sink or the sink and the toilet?
The "thing" (air admitance valve) has to be accessable for replacement.
Any access panel could be used, but might not be the best look.
But on the toilet side of the wall should not be too bad.
A-holes. Hey every group has to have one. And I have been elected to be the one. I should make that my tagline.
For the amount of trouble it would be , and as potentially ugly , I would wouldn't leave that there.
Cut it loose and run the vent out the roof.
Thanks guys,It vents the toilet; I'll access it on the bath side.Can't go thru the roof easily. Also, customer is an old lady already trying to negotiate the price down, and besides if I take on the other guys plumbing it then becomes my responsiblity and I don't want to take on any liabilty issues from his work. Like Blue used to say, "just because you can, doesn't mean you should."Dan