Re: Atmospheric vent
Posted by hj on February 07, 2004 at 16:25:11:
In response to Re: Atmospheric vent
It was done because it is an easy way to do it, and the plumber can save money in the process. Some air admittance valves, not an atmospheric vent which is a proper vent pipe through the roof, are not recommended for toilets because they do not introduce sufficient air to prevent the gurgling.

: I am in a 1 year old home and noticed my toilet gargles faintly when I flush it. I did some investigating and found that my toilet and a sink that is 10 feet away are vented together with a plumber friend calls an Atmospheric Island Vent. This vent is under the sink inside the vanity, not vented outside. My plumber friend advises that this is a code violation in GA.

: Does anyone have any feedback as to why this might have been done and if the gargling noise is an acceptable noise. I do plan on calling the plumbing company that did the install. what should I have them do to insure it is done correctly?

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