Re: Vent Pipe
Posted by hj on January 19, 2004 at 16:58:34:
In response to Re: Vent Pipe
Going upward and then turning at a 45 degree angle has nothing to do with whether it is a drain or vent. Only if you can absolutely, positively, definitely be assured that it is not a drain could you eliminate it. But the vent would be going upward from the point where the sink drain goes into the wall, not from a point in the basement.

: I have a Kitchen sink, in a house built in 1925, that was added in 1945 when the home was made into apartments.The sink in question has a direct drain to the basement, which goes into the wall and also has a 3" pipe above the junction going to the basement, that goes upward, which appears to be a vent pipe.

: Here is my cundrum. I am getting rid of that kitchen sink and expanding into the room via knocking down a wall between the kitchen and the other room and am getting rid of sink. Can this vent pipe simply be capped off, as well as the drain in the basement (nothing else is draining into it and appears to be added just for that sink), or do I have to reroute the pipe that is going upward (referred to as vent pipe)

: The vent pipe goes upward, then turns upward at 45 degrees (thats why I believe it is a vent pipe, instead of a drain.

: Your help is appreciated.

: Best Regards,

: Layne

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