Sink and Toilet Drain Vent Questions

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by kmoe, Dec 18, 2011.

  1. kmoe

    kmoe New Member

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    Hello all. I'm a complete newbie when it comes to plumbing and have some questions regarding my current project. I am currently adding an office area to my steel framed building that I had built 3 1/2 years ago. The building was roughed in for a sink and a toilet at time of construction. I have the office area framed up and am now ready to finish the plumbing for the toilet and sink drains. My question is what do I need to do for vents to make sure everything drains efficiently? I can run a vent up through the framed wall and out of the roof of the shop for the sink drain if need be but what needs to be done for the toilet drain? I live out in the country (not real concered about code) and have a lagoon.

    Here is a picture of the rough in before concrete was poured.

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    Here is a picture of inside the shop. The left side is where the sink drain is and the blue circle on the floor is the toilet drain.

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    And here is what is outside the shop. I'm a little confused as to what was actually done here. Are these all cleanouts or something else?

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    Any advice you guys can give me as to what I should do is greatly appreciated.

    Thanks
  2. cacher_chick

    cacher_chick Test, Don't Guess!

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    Pretty tough to make a recommendation without knowing how the drains are installed. Normally there would be a single 3 or 4" building drain for all the fixtures, but your pictures leave a lot in question. Needing a vent for the sink would be a given.
  3. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    There is no way we can look at a blue circle on the floor, a capped pipe in the wall, and three capped risers outside and have ANY idea of what the installer had in mind when he put it together. IF we had a picture of the piping BEFORE it was covered then we MIGHT be able to help. I assume that "white thing" to the left in the top photo is a floor drain. If so, it was NOT installed correctly, so I would have to question the rest of the installation.
  4. kmoe

    kmoe New Member

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    Thanks guys and I apologize for the lack of information I have at this point. Unfortunately, I don't have any pictures of the plumbing before it was covered. Yes, that is a floor drain in the top photo. The plumber who roughed the shop in is no longer around and I have no way of contacting him for information.
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