Does the Ontario plumbing code allow a U loop in a vent line for a basement bathroom to get around a heating duct?
No plumbing code allows a loop in a vent line. They must be pitched just like a drain line as there are many conditions where water can be in a vent line, such as rain through a roof vent and condensation. If the "u" were to fill with water it would no longer function as a vent.
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I recently saw an episode of "Ask This Old House" and one of the projects was installing a toilet in the basement. From the question I am assuming that this is a similar situa…tion. The way they approached the problem was to install a small box (sorry, can't remember exactly what is was called) and the box contained a pump. It was electric and plugged into a nearby outlet. Anyway, this pump would turn on after the toilet was flushed and pump the waste up and out. They may have a better description of the project on their website, or I'm sure a local Home Depot or similar store would have this particular pump. Hope that helps. If your existing waste and drains drop below the concrete slab, a sewage ejector like the first response indicated may not be needed. Simply plumb new lines below the slab and connect properly to the existing drain lines. Be sure to slope and vent properly with correct pipe sizes.
How high does the toilet flange need to be above the waste line in a basement bathroom and does the waste line need to be vented?
it has to be as high as the concrete you plan to pour or have poured. and yes it needs to be vented. but if you connect into existing lines it will lead to a vent you dont nee…d to run a pipe all the way up your house and out your roof. Well the code books I read state that before one just connects to an existing vent pipe they should know the fixture units connected and the developed length of piping and fitting as to not over load the systems BUT to each their own I reckon...
If you plumb a bathroom into a basement are there anythings that can be done in the drain lines that would prevent backup?
I am facing this same issue with a basement installation and plan to use a backwater swing check valve, available thru McMaster-Carr on the web.
What is the best method of tapping into the existing vent system when installing a bathroom in a basement?
Answer . \nCall a plumber.
When roughing in plumbing in a basement bathroom how far from the wall does the drain need to be for a tub?
Answer . It should be almost to the wall. When the tub is in place you'll be installing the drain and overflow. You'll then connect these to a p-trap and all of that will …be connected to the roughed in drain. Give yourself a little room to work, and cut the concrete back to give yourself room to get in. You'll do the connecting from the end of the tub, so also make sure you have access. When it's all over, some city building and zoning departments are requiring that you pour concrete to seal off the exposed ground under the drain.
Answer . no, for health reasions,
To vent off odors emanating from the septic/sewer system and to allow the toilet to flush correctly and the other drains to empty correctly.
Hi: It would be nice if you would have included just why you feel they need relining and what kind of liner you have at present. But then! if we had some green eggs and ham we… could have some green eggs if we had some ham.. Simple: Answer is put in new ducts because lots of old inner liners used adhesive that would simply let go in time and it sheets of liner would fall into the system to wreck havoc on your air flow design. If your ducts are large enough and you can go inside them then remove the old the replace with new ( but ) safety hazards galore are involved here. Carsinogenic materials and fibers have been used in years past.. If inner liner is still holding strong then wrap it with outer duct wrap and have inner duct liner professionally cleaned with professional equipment and trained people.. Hope this helps: Jimiwane
Cheater vents are allowed in Ontario. However, they must be a specific type. Studor AAV and Oatey SureVent are two approved brands.
Does the Ontario plumbing code allow a main house drain pipe diameter to be increased before a heat recovery pipe and then decreased in diameter before leaving the house?
you cant decrease a pipe diameter you can only increase...
1/8" per foot (1% grade)
I don't know about Illinois but check the Fuel Gas Code . I have never heard of PVC being allowed for a Clothes Dryer Vent.
I need to plug the very minor gap in metal sections of dryer vent which allows lint into basement. Will wrapping fabric duct taped to dryer vent catch on fire?
Best to take the screws out, shove the pipe further into the fitting and re screw it. If you are going to use tape use the metal foil tape where you peel off the paper on the …back exposing the glue side.
Codes vary depending on locale. Check with local plumbing contractors.
Yes. The toilet HAS to be wet vented within FIVE feet with the pipes from the sink and/or tub/shower.
No, it is against the plumbing code.