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    Quote Originally Posted by Plumber111 View Post
    He likely does not have a house trap, or as I call them, a professionally installed clog. If he has one, he should yank it.

    High winds within a "closed" system can create positive pressures causing the trap seal to rock and decrease the water spot, or even almost dry the trap.

    Trying to think of a legal way to correct it.
    Funny how things are different in other parts of the country, you never see a building built here after the 50's without a house trap and fresh air intake. I never have clog problems but I do pull the caps at least once a year and scrape down any grease that has built up on the trap walls.

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    What pitch is your roof?

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    If there is an attic, could tie them together and go out a sidewall with one 3" pipe.

    Or use the 180' and go back to within 1/2" of the roof - probably a deadzone for suction there. Or use a 90 and point it INTO the wind, now your vent is pressurized.

    How about 3 automatic vents on the roof. Case closed.

    OK found what you need: mobile home roof vent venturi breakers - a mobile at 80 MPH will suck your underwear off on the toilet.

    https://www.google.com/search?source...w=1024&bih=661
    Last edited by ballvalve; 02-23-2012 at 11:37 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ballvalve View Post
    OK found what you need: mobile home roof vent venturi breakers - a mobile at 80 MPH will suck your underwear off on the toilet.
    Anybody transporting a mobile home at 80 mph needs their head examined...and a passenger in the home would be ill advised to try using the toilet. ...oh, that's not what you meant...

    Lived in a few mobile homes as a kid in tornado alley. The worst of them was so lightly built that when the wind was howling during a storm you could see the wall bowing in. I remember lying on the bed, pushing back against the wall as hard as I could with my feet as the wind howled.

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    I've rethunk your problem. Tell your plumber to get some schedule 40 caps the size of your vents and drill a few holes in them. Put them on the vents. Don't have to glue them. While there is a supposed area of calculation for the required amount of vent necessary for your plumbing to function, the holes area can be adequate. They should break up the wind currents.

    Hoar Frost may become a problem. Or maybe never.

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