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Three Pitfalls To Avoid When You're Installing A Plumbing Vent In Your Home Or Business

by Kent George

Plumbing vents are invaluable both for getting rid of foul odors from your home and for bringing down fresh air to increase the water flow in your pipes. But since installing a plumbing vent is such a big job, it's important to plan out both the types of pipes to use and the path of the vent with prudence. Specifically, when you want to put a plumbing vent in your home or business, make sure to avoid these three pitfalls.

Installing The Vent Too Close To A Chimney Or Other Roof Fixture

To maximize the vent's effectiveness, ensuring that the air it brings down is as pure as possible is very important. Therefore, when you're deciding on which part of your roof to affix the head of the vent, try to choose an area that's as far from any roof fixtures spewing exhaust as possible.

While you should do this to avoid a chimney as well, it's especially important to avoid any roof fixtures in a commercial business that spew harmful chemicals that could get into and affect your plumbing system. Even a fixture that just spews steam from a kitchen could be carrying chemicals from food and grease in it.

Putting More Bends In The Pipe Than Is Necessary

The more bends there are in a pipe, the slower the air intake will be and the less of a boost in efficiency your plumbing system will get. Even if some bends in the vent pipe are inevitable because of all the obstructions present in your building's frame, think really hard about finding the most efficient routes possible between the head of the vent and your most important plumbing appliances.

This might mean putting most of the horizontal piping you need in the attic of your home or building. This way, you should be able to get to each of your appliances with a single long vertical shaft.

Using Too Thin Of A Pipe In An Icy Climate

To determine whether you need an especially thick vent pipe in order to guard against it freezing over, check the weather averages for your location. Specifically, check how often you get significant condensation and how often you can expect the air around your home or building to be below the freezing point.

If you see a danger in your specific case, you can either make the whole venting system thicker than you normally would or only thicken the pipe section immediately adjacent to the roof. If you choose the latter option, always make sure that no defects are left in the seal between the thicker pipe section and the rest of the plumbing vent.

Contact a home and commercial plumbing repair service for more help.