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    Default Toilet plumbing question

    I'm pretty sure this is incorrect...if I'm wrong that would be good.

    But if I'm not what's the best way to handle this? Could I just try and cap the pipe where the AAV is? or do I need to just rip it all off and re-do it correctly?


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    AAVs have to be verical to operate correctly. Many small AAVs say they are for use with sinks not a toilet.
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    Yes, I am trying to correct someone else's work. Could I just try and cap the pipe where the AAV is? or do I need to just rip it all off and re-do it correctly?

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    Well............You need a vent somewhere within six feet.
    Normally there is a lav nearby that you can wet vent it with. In the West, you would be running 2" through the roof.

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    Yep, that's what I have.

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    To meet code, that #12 romex running under the joist need to be protected with a "running board". In reality, it's not a serious safety issue -- unless you start hanging clothes from it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluebinky View Post
    To meet code, that #12 romex running under the joist need to be protected with a "running board". In reality, it's not a serious safety issue -- unless you start hanging clothes from it.

    Thanks for the reminder. I am going to put it up last as it would reduce my mobility crawling around under there. No need to worry about any clothes since it's a crawl space lol.

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