Feb 27, 2012, 09:24 PMoptomisty
Toilet vent question
My elderly mother and I are in the process of buying a home that was hand built (no contractor) in the late 60's. I noticed there is no vent through the roof above the toilet, but there is a small vent pipe up the outside wall (part way) from the septic tank. Is this safe, or should the toilet also be vented?
Feb 28, 2012, 05:27 PMSparky
The plumbing system has to have a vent somewhere. It could be the pipe coming out of the wall if it is higher than the highest drain in the system. The drains would work VERY slowly if the system wasn't vented.
You are going to have this home inspected by a competent inspector right?
When I lived in England the waste lines on the houses there were all outside of the house and many weren't connected directly to the sewer but had a break between the house's plumbing and the public sewer.
My concern with your set up would be the distance between the pipe and the nearest window and if there were any soffit vents close by that could allow sewer gases to come into the attic.
Oct 09, 2012, 12:51 AMFarrah White
It is recommended that you should remodel your toilet. If possible a hire a plumbing expert who can help you to achieve your dream home.