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    Retired tool & Die and Mechanic Giles's Avatar
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    Is there any possibilities of installing a flexable vent in a basement bath? I ask this because rigid venting will be quite involved with all the obstructions I have. I live in the county and codes are no concern, except I respect them and I try to do everything BY CODE. The run will be approximately 15'. Yes, I want to do this job right! THANKS

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    I think the worst thing about flexible pipes are the ridges and valleys.
    You run the risk of condensation collecting in the valleys and is a breading ground for mold and mildew.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peanut9199
    I think the worst thing about flexible pipes are the ridges and valleys.
    You run the risk of condensation collecting in the valleys and is a breading ground for mold and mildew.
    I would have the same concerns. However, the semi-rigid aluminum flex vent that looks like flexible auto-exhaust tubing and is used as flue lining might be okay in-between pieces of rigid vent pipe used wherever possible.

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    The problem is neither that flex material, nor probably any connector you could use to hook it up with, is approved for this use by a governig body like IAPMO

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