Vents

JLC Field Guide: Vents

The purpose of a plumbing vent is to break the suction and allow water to drain quickly while preserving the trap seal that keep sewer gas from wafting into the house.

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Vents Featured Articles

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The Down & Dirty on DWV

A plumber explains how vents and traps work and how to solve some difficult venting problems. Read more

Plumbing Venting Explained
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Plumbing Venting Explained

Ever wonder why the plumber insists on notching and boring the framing to run all... Read more

Plumbing Pitfalls For Bathroom Remodels
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Plumbing Pitfalls For Bathroom Remodels

From corroded pipes and antique fixtures to limited access and impossible working... Read more

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The Dirty Dozen - Common Plumbing Service Calls

Take a tour with a master plumber as he makes the rounds of the twelve most common plumbing repairs. Read more

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Vents Instruction Articles

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Pressure-Testing Exit Plumbing

Balanced ventilation minimizes areas of negative pressure that can contribute to sewer gases being drawn inside through an open sewer pipe. Read more

Maximum Length for Fixture Drains
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Maximum Length for Fixture Drains

To prevent a siphon from forming, make sure the drain pipe connects with the vent... Read more

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Connecting a Dishwasher Drain Hose

Is it better to run the dishwasher drain into the kitchen sink drain or directly into the waste line? Read more

Tags: Plumbing, Kitchen, Appliances, Drain Entrapment, Drainage
Winterize & Maintain Your Tankless Water Heater
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Winterize & Maintain Your Tankless Water Heater

Tankless water heaters are fantastic units but they do need more care &... Read more

Rookie Builder Mistakes - Part 3 - Plumbing
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Rookie Builder Mistakes - Part 3 - Plumbing

Plumbing is a huge topic and isn't easy to cover in one blog post but here's a few... Read more

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