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    Do new homes connected to town sewer still have stink pipes from the roof.

    Is a stink pipe just for unpressurized sewage pipes, People with septic tank system.

    Thanks.

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    At a guess, logically I would think that all houses would need some form of "stink pipe" somewhere to release build up of gases. Not necessarily through the roof though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gooner View Post
    At a guess, logically I would think that all houses would need some form of "stink pipe" somewhere to release build up of gases. Not necessarily through the roof though.
    Thanks paul.

    I would have thought it not necessary these days as sewer is pressurized.
    I thought maybe had something to do with the old grease trap for septics.
    I have reclad a house and don't like the thought of having to run it up the outside wall.

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    the vent pipe seves two purposes
    1, to release gases and smell out to the atmosphere
    2, to allow air to enter the sewer to balance the air pressure and prevent traps siphoning


    depending on your house would depend what is required however i would say its a safe bet you will need to extend it above the roof line

    cheers brad

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    Quote Originally Posted by bklooger View Post
    the vent pipe seves two purposes
    1, to release gases and smell out to the atmosphere
    2, to allow air to enter the sewer to balance the air pressure and prevent traps siphoning


    depending on your house would depend what is required however i would say its a safe bet you will need to extend it above the roof line

    cheers brad
    Thanks brad.
    Not what I wanted to hear.

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    I'm not a plumber but my understanding from haveing built a couple of houses with plumbers 'looking over my shoulder' while I did the work is that years ago a 'stink' pipe was required for each connection to the sewer - ie each basin, toilet and trough. Now only one is required per run preferably at the 'end' Last house I built I ran all pipes inside the walls to keep the outside walls 'clean'
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wombat2 View Post
    I'm not a plumber but my understanding from haveing built a couple of houses with plumbers 'looking over my shoulder' while I did the work is that years ago a 'stink' pipe was required for each connection to the sewer - ie each basin, toilet and trough. Now only one is required per run preferably at the 'end' Last house I built I ran all pipes inside the walls to keep the outside walls 'clean'
    The next step is to gut the inside of the house.
    I will look into putting the pipe inside the wall.
    Thanks all.

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    every house needs a vent pipe. it is the law. it must connect to main sewer line between the last and second last fitting and extend past the gutter by 600mm or if its up a pitched roof a fair way it need only penetrate 150mm. and if there is a branch line off the main sewer which runs more than 10m it needs another vent pipe.


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