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Hi everyone,
In Cambridge MA here.
I need to vent my basement sink, and my first floor sink to bring it up to code for a sale.
is the diagram i attached ok to do? the red dotted lines are the proposed plan.
my 2 important questions are, the loop down into the basement where it connects to the basement sink vent, then run horizontally to the 4 icn hwast stack where it goes up through the floor then loops down into the only opening in the 4inch stack.
is that ok?
Alternately i can punch a hole out the wall and run 20 feet up outside past the gutter but i think that might be more work. ( i would tie both sinks into the same vent out the wall) if my diagram is no good.

thanks for the input.
Lou
 

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So.. NO. Vents may not go down. A vent must extend up to a point no less than 6" above the flood level of the fixture it is serving before offsetting horizontally and must extend through to atmosphere. They may combine together but must combine at a point no less than 6" above the flood level of the highest fixture being connected.
 

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So.. NO. Vents may not go down. A vent must extend up to a point no less than 6" above the flood level of the fixture it is serving before offsetting horizontally and must extend through to atmosphere. They may combine together but must combine at a point no less than 6" above the flood level of the highest fixture being connected.


I see, how about this adjusted diagram?
You said that where the vents join has to be above the top sink by 6 inches ( my basement sink and washer will connect above the upstairs sink by 6 inches)
1- You mention no horizontal lines, but angled up through the interior wall is ok before it exits the house right?
would three 1 1/4 vent lines be ok to connect into a 2 inch vent going out the wall outside?
like in this new pic?

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I'm not familiar with MA codes for sizing but essentially yes as long as they combine above the flood level of the highest fixture. Any angle of 45* or greater is considered vertical in the codes.
 

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I'm not familiar with MA codes for sizing but essentially yes as long as they combine above the flood level of the highest fixture. Any angle of 45* or greater is considered vertical in the codes.
excellent.
Thank you. This answered my question perfectly and now i have a plan to move forward.
 

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1- You mention no horizontal lines, but angled up through the interior wall is ok before it exits the house right?
A dry vent must never go downward.

The elevation that is 6" above the fixture flood rim is a breakpoint in the rules for dry vents. Below that elevation, a dry vent must be vertical, which includes up to 45 degrees off plumb. And the dry vent may not join other vents.

Above that elevation a dry vent may be horizontal, and it may join other dry vents (which themselves much be at least 6" above their fixture flood rims).

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Thank you.
Trying to fix venting issues in an old house where there really is no room to work, is not easy.
I should be able to join all 3 vents behind the fridge, then punch out through the wall and send the pipe outside up past the roof. It will be next to a roof skylight that opens, so im pretty sure in have to be 24 inches higher than the top hinge of the skylight right?
Does it matter if it's near a brick chimney that vents my hot water boiler natural gas exhaust?
 

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Hi everyone,
In Cambridge MA here.
I need to vent my basement sink, and my first floor sink to bring it up to code for a sale.
is the diagram i attached ok to do? the red dotted lines are the proposed plan.
my 2 important questions are, the loop down into the basement where it connects to the basement sink vent, then run horizontally to the 4 icn hwast stack where it goes up through the floor then loops down into the only opening in the 4inch stack.
is that ok?
Alternately i can punch a hole out the wall and run 20 feet up outside past the gutter but i think that might be more work. ( i would tie both sinks into the same vent out the wall) if my diagram is no good.

thanks for the input.
Lou

Might be easier to just pop in an inline vent on those two lavatories.

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Unfortunately they don't allow them in MA. Everything has to be difficult here...you know...it's MA. Lol
well that sucks. So they won't allow you to use studor vents at all! I'd call your inspections office and ask if you can cut in a tee under the sink and use a traditional studor vent vs. the inline version. Otherwise, this sucks. A lot of work for two lavatories.
 

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well that sucks. So they won't allow you to use studor vents at all! I'd call your inspections office and ask if you can cut in a tee under the sink and use a traditional studor vent vs. the inline version. Otherwise, this sucks. A lot of work for two lavatories.
That's a good idea I will ask them if they will allow a studor vent.
I'm not looking forward to the work, but the sale of the property hinges on fixing the vents.
 

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My code allows the Authority Having Jurisdiction the ability to allow exceptions to any part of the code they want. Its likely your code has the same provision.

And then I recall Mass is the state where homeowners arent allowed to perform any plumbing in their own home.

MA is a communist nightmare lol
 

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My code allows the Authority Having Jurisdiction the ability to allow exceptions to any part of the code they want. Its likely your code has the same provision.

And then I recall Mass is the state where homeowners arent allowed to perform any plumbing in their own home.

Ive never installed an AAV but wouldnt you need to have the ahj give you paper work and that the building department has waived the violation? seeing as they theoretically can allow any violation, I would think something official needs writen up other than a signed off card could be an inspector missed a violation but that wouldnt leave you harmless in your violating code with out it being specificaly listed .
around the year 2000 a company I worked for told me they were installing aav on tract homes in San Diego I never saw them and was blown away that it was allowed but coulda been wrong info .
 

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Every time I've gotten waivers to the code, they were letters that the chief inspector hands to their inspectors before they leave the office.
 

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cool I expected that. just outta curiosity any of those on the use of AAV?
No. Studor was able to get the rules amended in 1996 for the use of AAV throughout King County... where all the money is in washington state basically.. And pretty much every city in the area has followed suit.

Studor hasn't yet convinced IAPMO to amend the entire UPC, but IAPMO has basically written that they believe AAV are OK..

I have a copy of the decision by the King Co. board of approvals that allowed AAV. Its interesting to read if you're into policy but really Wonky if you're not.

"..ISSUES ADDRESSED: Plumbing Board of Appeals
 Alternate materials and methods under UPC Section 201
 Review standards for appeals of Plumbing Board decisions..."

 

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wow so you guys been using them with no backlash since 96 almost 30 years! I dont know if they did that here or not, I did kind of skim through those documents thanks
 

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wow so you guys been using them with no backlash since 96 almost 30 years! I dont know if they did that here or not, I did kind of skim through those documents thanks
Not exactly no backlash. Some cities flat out banned them and some have had restrictions.

City of Tacoma was absolutely NO, but I don't do work there any more so not sure if that is still a thing. City of Bellevue was residential only and Only on True islands. If a single post went to the ceiling/roof, we had to take a vent out too. But with some of the stickler inspectors retiring there, they've relented on the island a bit.. or we just got lucky with an island that had a post. Tho I did have the carpenter keep the entire island 1/4" away from the post so that technically it wasn't touching until caulking was applied.
 

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Ok got it in other words some cities allow an AAV just because because you want to and others totally prohibit and just about anything in between
 
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