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Old 03-04-2016, 01:01 PM   #1
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Anyone else read "The Sacred Element" article in the February issue of PME? Julius Ballanco makes a fair attempt at busting myths regarding the purpose of plumbing vents.

http://www.pmengineer.com/articles/9...umbing-venting
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Old 03-04-2016, 01:22 PM   #2
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2" above roof might work if there is no chance of snow
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2" above roof might work if there is no chance of snow
Odd he didn't think of that.
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That man has made me scratch my head many of times over he years.
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If you simply state the vent system is designed to neutralize the pressure in the drainage system, you would be 100% accurate.



What he states is true....a vent neutralizes pressure....

In theory you could vent a 5 bathroom house with a 1/2 inch pipe out the roof... I know that would be extreme but we have thousands of 5 bathroom barns in this city with only a 1 1/2 vent poked out the roof and they all seem to work fine....


its a good test for the show myth-busters to try sometime......
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Myth busters just closed down shop.
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The exploding heater episode was one of my favorites.
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