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depending were you are and what allowed is depending on your city code but for the fact if installing an autovent at the kitchen sink. you can but the bottom of the autovent need to be at least !" above the flood rim
top of the sink
if not when you drain your dishes water can get to the autovent causing it to fail
I whent into the township of Riverside today and the told me that an auto vent is not allowed in NJ. I am a bit frustrated because i was informed by a blumber that it was ok.
it is ok to use it i live in houston and i cross the street into pearland one lets me use it and the other dont
Im in riverside nj
city code is differnt in every city but the application will work as long as it is installed to manifacture specs 1" air gap above the sink and you can acess it
4ft from a stack is ok and does not need a vent
so if the city says no, then that means i can not use it, right?
that means that i cannot as a plumber pull an inspection and it passes . but as a homeowner you can do many things with out pulling permits
city says no but next 6month
the city can say yes
Im not sure how to approach them as a firstime home owner. seems like they are just trying to make me do a bunch of crazy stuff. I mentioned that my sink is within 4' of the stack and they said it will still create a vacume since my tub is tied into the same line. they said each would need to be vented seperately.
I gave the a drawing of it all
i have seen differnt inspectors same city one says yes one says no depending on the inspector . i have had done work then call inspector and tell him when he looks at it for inspection have it above the flood rim and acessable and there was no way unless costing more money and damages and more times than less it will pass
oh new construction
whats in the way beam?
but not moving anything, just creating a better drainage, because stuff had negative pitch.
for the bathroom that is
in the kitchen im moving the sink 4'
ask the city if you can use an loop vent
is that the kind of vent that ties back into the stack?
that is were you run over to the drain use a wye on its back use a 45on the wye and out of the end use a long sweep then at the top looping back down to the drain line
it ties into the arm of the drain line you will just have to lower the drain down as low as you can to make you loop and still have cleanout and you drain tee
that would be the only other option to let the air in the system move to allowing it to drain it is in the irc code book
thanks, XXXXX XXXXX my imagination or does it appear they are just being difficult with me.
they do trust me almost every day they want something differnt and want more money
thats how they can make more money want to turn a small simple remodel to a big problem
Yeh, thats what it seems like!
Thanks for your help. So should stand my ground on the within 4' rule?
i would it is in the irc and remember loop vent it works sometimes
Abosutely do NOT install an mechanical vent. In most situations of an Island vent (if this is what you have, you can run a circular vent that ties back into your Drain line. This will be determined by you local plumbing code. Invite an inspector out to you property and they can advise you on what you need to do. DO NOT install an system that is not to code. It will not only endanger you, but create problems for you when you sell the property.