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    • #279026
      MasterPlumbers
      Keymaster

      I need to run a new vent for a water closet, lav and bar sink. There is an existing 2″ vent for another water closet and lav. Can I connect to this vent is my question???

    • #299822
      SylvanLMP

      Ah Mike dont you just wish plumbing were that simple guy?

      Venting is not just fixture units connected BUT developed lenth of pipe and fittings.

      For example I could run 8 FU’s on an 1-1/2 line BUT only for 30 ft BUT I would need a 2″ line to go up to 170 ft.

      Did you now depending on what type of toilet you have how many fixture units it is rated at?

      For example a close couple tank and bowl would be 4 FU and a flushometer type would be 6 FU..

      Why dont you invest in a local code book rather then guessing?



      SylvanLMP

    • #299823
      Guest

      Its to bad plumbers do not have a code book thats close to the same in this country. Respect comes from organisation. In CT you can vent 102 DFU (16 bathrooms) on one 1 1/2 vent pipe 30 ft.

    • #299824
      Robert Stephen Morton

      Mr Unity. We lowly Plumbers in Oz work on a rating system for vents, that is :-

      Size of Fixture units Vent rating
      vent pipe discharging to
      DN drain

      40 >1 <10 .5
      50 >10 <30 1
      65 >30 <175 2
      80 >175 <400 3
      100 >400 6

      If there are other vents on the line they can be used as credits. ie 12 40mm vents off a stack could be equivelent to a 100mm vent venting more than 400fu, However we have to get the sewage to run uphill.

    • #299825
      SylvanLMP


      In reply to message posted by unity:
      Its to bad plumbers do not have a code book thats close to the same in this country. Respect comes from organisation. In CT you can vent 102 DFU (16 bathrooms) on one 1 1/2 vent pipe 30 ft.


      Is this a local code like Danbury or a state code?

      102 FU’s seems like a lot on a 11/2 pipe ESPECIALLY in a movie theater where it would be quite possible all fixtures being used at once during an intermission.

      The over loading of the vent would be unbelievable with back pressures.



      SylvanLMP

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