Re: question on running a vent
Posted by Casman on March 26, 2004 at 12:56:44:
In response to Re: question on running a vent
: Could someone elaborate on him being wrong?? This work is being done as we speak. So suppose everything is done what can now happen if the sink drain is now tied into the above tub drain??

: Thanks in advance,
: Harvey

: : :
: : : Hi Deb,

: : : Thanks for your helpful infomation.

: : : Can you explain what an S trap is exactly?? I am a bit confused about this.

: : : My plumber said it will be ok to cut into the above tub drain b/c it is already vented-therefore the new sink drain will be vented once it is tied into the tub drain?? HE plans on adding a y connector and tieing in a new sink drain w/ inch and a half pvc. Is this wrong? HE is a licensed plumber so I am really confused now.

: : : I am concerned about this siphoning effect you mentioned int eh above post also. CAn you elaborate alittle bit??

: : : thanks in advance,
: : : Harvey

: : I'm no plumber, but ya he's wrong! Deb knows her stuff, I'd get a new plumber....

Well if times a problem here goes: the sink is still not vented properly, every fixture must be vented, this looks like an attempt to wet vent which I don't think is allowed because here it is occuring on 2 different floors, other than that I don't know, then again it may work but that doesn't make it right, the siphon effect is when the rush of water down a drain in improper setups pulls water out of traps which can allow sewer gas to enter the home...good luck...notta plumber

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