Soil pipe ventilation problem

Postby Barry Bunsen » Wed Jan 28, 2009 2:22 pm

I have been asked to help out with a soil stack which is not vented. It seems the local council are not impressed. The soil stack slopes gradually down the outside of the house from the wc for about 4 meters, bends around the front of the house about 3 meters from the ground, then straight down.
I intended to branch into the soil stack as it reaches the front of the house and vent straight upwards. However, because of a front porch and a very narrow side alley, access is impossible without a helicopter.
Can someone tell me if it is allowable to branch the vent pipe into the sloping pipe on the side of the house, or does the vent have to be vertically above the soil pipe entry into the manhole?
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Postby Stelf » Wed Jan 28, 2009 7:10 pm

Hi Barry
The soil pipe should be vented where it exits the outside wall adjacent to the room containing the WC.
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Postby stoneyboy » Wed Jan 28, 2009 7:15 pm

Barry Bunsen,
Your question is difficult to interpret. If the council want you to instal a vent this should be at the highest point of the system. You might be able to get away with fitting an AAV near the WC - talk to the BI - different councils and even inspectors have differing viewpoints.
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