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VENTS AND VENTING
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Venting Systems Definition Venting Systems - means an assembly of pipes and fittings that connects a drainage system with open air for circulation of air and the protection of trap seals in the drainage system. Purpose To maintain atmospheric pressure by supplying a free flow of air, preventing the creation of a siphon in the drainage system.
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Important factors for designing a venting system are the amount of fixture units the vent or branch vent is serving and its developed length. HYDRAULIC GRADIENT – A line drawn from the center of the water level to the point where it falls vertically by gravity. This will show how a vent can possibly fill with water when the fixture discharges fully into the drainage system.
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VENTING SYSTEM – The stack elevation shows several forms of individual venting and group venting.
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TYPES OF VENTS Main soil and waste vent Main vent Individual vent or back vent Unit vent Circuit vent or loop vent Relief vent Yoke vent Wet vent Looped vent Utility vent
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Main vent The principal portion of the vent pipe system to which vent branches may be connected. It serves as a collecting vent line.
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Main soil and waste vent - The backbone of the entire sanitary system - Continues to the roof, that portion penetrating the roof is Vent Stack Through Roof (VSTR) The portion of soil stack pipe above the highest installed fixture branch extending through the roof.
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Back Vent or Individual Vent - means a pipe that is installed to vent a trap off the horizontal section of a fixture drain or the vertical leg of a water closet or other fixture that has an integral siphonic flushing action and “back vented” has a corresponding meaning.
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Unit, common or dual vent - an arrangement of venting so installed that one vent pipe will serve two (2) traps
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Wet Venting Wet vent means a waste pipe that also serves as a vent pipe. Wet venting is a form of group venting based on the simple principle that waste water clings to the side of a vertical waste pipe leaving the center core of the pipe open. This means a pipe, properly sized can have open center of a wet vent serve as a vent for fixtures downstream. Continuous vent means a vent pipe that is an extension of a vertical section of a branch or fixture drain.
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WET VENTING – A bathtub being wet vented by a basin with the connection to the horizontal fixture drain within two fixture drain diameters using a WYE fitting. A shower wet vented by a basin to a vertical fixture drain using a sanitary tee fitting.
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Circuit Venting Circuit Venting is a form of group venting sometimes confused with Wet Venting. This is because a Circuit Vent looks like a Wet Vent.
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