Vent size

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by damorej, Feb 10, 2005.

  1. damorej

    damorej New Member

    Feb 4, 2005
    I am installing a new 3" pvc line for a toilet, the vent will be 3' downstream. My ? is will 1.5" pvc be ok for vent size?
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2005
  2. RioHyde

    RioHyde Plumber

    Sep 24, 2004
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    That really depends on the code requirements for your part of the country. Here, the vent must be a minimum of half the size of the drain it serves so 1-1/2" vent would be the minimum size for a 3" drain. However, in reading through the posts since I've joined, I've seen that some municipalities require a 2" vent for a toilet. Call your local building dept. and ask what the requirements for your area are. I'm sure they'll be happy to help you out.

    On a side note, I'm installing a bathroom in my basement at the present time. My vent for my toilet will be "oversized" to 2". I just like to "overdo" now and then especially on my own plumbing. :D
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