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Old 01-09-2008, 03:35 AM
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Yesterday I put a garden hose down the roof vent of a clients house and turned on the water. The vent was clear, but, why on earth would there be an open 2" ABS pipe in the basement.....water leaked onto the floor. After checking things I can say not 100% off all the water I put down the roof vent ended up on the basement floor, some appears to have found it's proper channels. Is there any reason why there is an open vent pipe coming from above in the basement at the ceiling level? This doesn't sound right to me...but I'm not a plumber.
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Old 01-09-2008, 04:45 AM
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Vent for a future basement bath, put a jim cap on it.
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i would say it was an old barsink or something up stairs that was removed and never capped.
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Not a pro, but - radon vent?
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That's straight forward........the client has never notice any standing water on the basement floor in the past. Thanks
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chrisjb - 1/9/2008 7:53 AM

Not a pro, but sounds more like a radon vent. I would not cap it without knowing for certain.


if it was it would not run to the roof also.i would put an air admittance valve on it,a studervent.
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Old 01-09-2008, 05:11 AM
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tommyr904 - 1/8/2008 7:56 PM

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Not a pro, but sounds more like a radon vent. I would not cap it without knowing for certain.


if it was it would not run to the roof also.i would put an air admittance valve on it,a studervent.
I would imagine that value would have to be installed in the upright position, right? Can it be installed and work from a hanging position?
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it should but i have installed them at a 45 degree angle before do to clearence problem's.most times i put the on a street 1/4 bend and turn them where i need them.
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thanks.
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nanjemoycat - 1/9/2008 4:45 AM

Vent for a future basement bath, put a jim cap on it.
Yup, future vent
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