Plumbing/Venting for half Bathroom

Discussion in 'IPC Plumbing Code Questions' started by aliebling, Mar 21, 2019.

  1. aliebling

    aliebling New Member

    Mar 21, 2019
    Oakland, CA
    I'm installing a half bathroom and am trying to figure out how best to handle the pipe and venting layouts. Ideally, I'd have the main stack also be the venting with only wet vents to the toilet/sink. I think wet vents work if the sink and toilet both go directly to the stack and the sink uses a 3" pipe (since both connections are less than 6').

    If that is correct and we use just wet vents, I assume there is a limit on the vertical drop from the fixtures to the vent ("The vent pipe opening from the horizontal wet vent, except for water closets and similar fixtures, shall not be below the weir of the trap."). If that's the case, how do I determine the max drop and can it involve bends or must it be a straight pipe? Also, "except for water closets" implies the toilet can connect to the stack at any vertical offset and I only have to worry about the sink, correct? If that is correct, can the toilet take a vertical bend in the middle before connecting to the stack?

    If I'm totally off base, given the locations of the sink, toilet, and stack; what is the best combination of pipes and vents to use? That said, I'd really like to prevent having to add any other vents other than the stack.

    Please excuse me if anything is unclear - this is by far the biggest plumbing project I've taken on and I'd like to get it right.

    Thanks for any input!

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