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    First off thanks to everyone for all the great information on this forum. I have read a lot of great information on this site over the past few months. I have attached several pictures of a recent drain and vent install. The installation is on a remodel that was completely gutted. I will be running all the water lines with uponor. I will say the drain and vents were not installed by me. A local plumber was hired to do this. I am a little worried about the work that was done. We even had a big discussion on vents. The plumber wanted to stub all the vents up in the attic and vent them there. I disagreed and said it was the wrong way to do it. The argued and said they do it all the time. I said if people do this all the time then why do I see vents stubbed out of the roof on every new house that is built. I will try to give details on each picture below. I am really concerned about how these drains and vents were done.
    The first two photos show the washer box drain going down with just a 90 fitting. I thought you had to have a p-trap within 30" on this. Also there is no vent. I thought you had to vent the washer. Also the kitchen has no vent, thought it had to be vented also.
    The third photo is showing the p-trap for the washer box. The other drain you see there is for a bathroom sink.
    The fourth picture shows how far the washer drain really runs before it even goes into the p-trap. Its hard to see but the p-trap is to the left of the stairs. All the pipe to the right is coming off the washer drain, goes behind the stairs, then into the trap.
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    The next few pictures show some of the other drains. The first picture shows the toilet and vanity drain. The only vent in this bathroom is on the vanity which is upstream of the shower and toilet.
    The second picture is showing the same toilet and vanity drain from a different view with clean out.
    The third pic shows the shower draining it downstream of the toilet.
    Thanks for any comments and for taking the time to analyze the pictures.

    Basically the entire house is 2 full baths and each bath has a 2" vent on the vanity.
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    I have seen nothing that would be considered a vent. The guy is a hack, and doesn't have a clue.

    John

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    Yes the only vents are in the bathrooms. I should of took some pics above the floor.
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    I have seen nothing that would be considered a vent. The guy is a hack, and doesn't have a clue.

    John

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    The lack of vents are not the only things that are wrong. He has san. tees on there sides. No vent on the washer. Plus the waste line on the washer should be 2" not 1-1/2". I sure hope you haven't paid him.

    John

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    Why are you even calling this guy a "plumber"? This guy really should be in jail. He is a fraud and a menace to public health.

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