Vent Freezing

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  1. Mattyford

    Mattyford New Member

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    My drain vent that exits up on the roof of the house slowly freezes up during the course of winter. This ends up being noticeable by flushing the toilets!
    any ideas/suggestions on how to keep this pipe from icing up???? thanks...
     
  2. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    vents

    I am not sure how it would be noticeable by flushing the toilets, because they are the only fixtures that do not really need a vent and flush better without one.
     
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  4. Master Plumber Mark

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    small vent or cold climate????

    I suppose you could go up onthe roof every so
    often and throw a handful of morton salt pellets
    into that vent stack..... that would break it loose
     
  5. threaderman@yahoo.com

    threaderman@yahoo.com Licensed Plumbing & Gas Contractor.

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    In the warmer weather,increase vent size through roof and insulate.
     
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