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i have a leak in a vent pipe,how do i find it?

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i have a leak in a vent pipe,how do i find it?

Jerry's Advanced Plu :

Hello The way we normally find vent leaks is with smoke,you can purchase smoke bombs to put in pipe and find leak that way.

Jerry's Advanced Plu :

How do you mknow this is a vent leak?

Jerry's Advanced Plu :

know

Customer:

because it is a newly installed pipe thats waiting for inspection

Jerry's Advanced Plu :

is this new construction?

Customer:

yes and where can i get a smoke bomb

Jerry's Advanced Plu :

To properly test for inspection you have to cap all pipes and fill entire system with water.

Jerry's Advanced Plu :

and it has to hold water!

Customer:

this is only a vent pipe

Jerry's Advanced Plu :

for a inspection has to be pressure tested if you cant get air to hold then you will have to fill with water to find leak.

Jerry's Advanced Plu :

put a test tee at the bottom of pipe and fill it up.

Customer:

why not smoke to find the hole?

Jerry's Advanced Plu :

not the easiest way to test normally used for older homes where plumbing cant be accessed,you can get bombs at ferguson plumbing supply if they dont carry them some dont they can tell you where to get in your area.

Customer:

ok thank you

Jerry's Advanced Plu :

no problem'

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