Venting Bathroom on Remodel

Discussion in 'Canadian Plumbing Code Questions' started by Shawn McCormick, Aug 4, 2016.

  1. Shawn McCormick

    Shawn McCormick New Member

    Aug 4, 2016
    Ottawa, Ontario
    I have the current configuration in my bathroom and I have recently removed the cast iron drains/vents to be replaced with ABS. I'm wondering if the current set up still meets code for the venting, or whether I should add a 2" vent pipe from the sink drain to the 3" stack going to the attic? There are existing p-traps on the sink and the tub, and I have put the approx dimensions. I thought I had read that the venting was fine if the fixtures were within 5 feet but if that is the case then the sink and tub would need this additional vent.
  2. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

    Sep 2, 2004
    Retired Systems engineer for defense industry.
    New England
    The maximum distance to the vent is based on the diameter of the drain line. It is 5' for a 2" drain line, but it appears both your tub and sink lines are smaller, and thus, would need to be closer. Plus, EACH of the two fixtures need their own vent line, although, they can be combined, if done properly, so you only need one line up through the roof.

    The trap arm, prior to the drain going down is where the vent must come off within the prescribed distance. The distance to that vent in the corner is somewhat irrelevant, if the lines are run properly - i.e., the vent going vertical within the prescribed distance. Once it has done that, it can go horizontal to get where it needs to go to connect with the main vent stack as long as you maintain at least the 1/4"/foot slope. The vent line for the tub must go up at least 6" above the flood rim of anything else connected to the drains in the area, in this case, the highest one is the sink, 42" above the floor is a safe bet in most circumstances that the vent must go up before it can be combined with any others. In an older house, it's not uncommon to have S-traps, and those are not allowed today.
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