Roof Drain Vent

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  1. wee-haggis

    wee-haggis New Member

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    I suspect that debris has fallen into my one and only roof,drain vent (this has still to be confirmed).
    If indeed this is confirmed to be the case, is there such a thing as a ABS Roof Vent Cover ?(like a ABS Cap with multiple holes or slats in it )
    Thanks
     
  2. cacher_chick

    cacher_chick Test, Don't Guess!

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    Some plumbers use a pair of 90 degree bends to turn the top of the pipe downward.
     
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  4. wee-haggis

    wee-haggis New Member

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    Yes....I have seen this, but it still leaves the end fully open (I read about critter issues and acorn deposits etc).With the amount of snow we get , the 180 degree facing end would be blocked by snow easily.
    Thanks anyway
     
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  6. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    With snow country, they often upsize the vent as it extends through the roof to prevent frost and ice from closing up the vent.
     
  7. Hairyhosebib

    Hairyhosebib New Member

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    I would climb on the roof and stick a garden hose in and turn it on. I work at a University. We had a set of bathrooms that were causing trouble. With a whole bunch of kids around there is occasionally some bored student that loves to do something like stuff a toilet full of paper towels until both bathrooms flood, day after day. I would really love to kick their asses too! But upon taking a vent apart to run a bigger cable and camera through we discovered a very large cockroach colony. There were hundreds of cockroaches in hundreds of sizes going a hundred different directions including up our pant legs! NASTY!
     
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