How to Use a Plumbing Vent How to Use a Plumbing Vent

What You'll Need
Pipe cement
Pipe cleaner

A plumbing vent is very imperative in each and every drainage system. It is one of the important parts of a household drainage system and is usually featured with 2 connected piping systems. One of the pipes remove all the water from the fixtures and transfers it towards the sewage system, while the other pipe provides the same fixtures with air. Drainage systems cannot work properly without the help of plumbing vents. All drainage systems are usually able to breathe with the help of the vents installed in them. These plumbing vents are normally located on the roof of the house. The sewage is usually filled with a lot of bad fumes, allowing the air to enter these fixtures, which helps in allowing the fumes to go right up in the air rather than entering your house through the windows or any other intake devices. In addition to this, the vents also help in equalizing the plumbing systems pressure, when the toilet is flushed or the tap is running in a sink. These plumbing vents have proved to be very significant and important to a number of people in today’s world as they aim to keep the fumes and the foul smells away from entering their home. Thus, all drainage systems need to posses this feature.

Step 1 - Locating the Piping

Locate the piping that you need to vent and mark that particular location for the vent tube.

Step 2 - Cutting of Pipe

Cut the pipe and sand down each end of the pipe. Do not forget to remove the burrs for the inside of the pipe which you have cut, with the help of a knife or some sandpaper.

Step 3 - Working with the T-Section

Then get hold of the T-section you would be utilizing in plumbing vent of your drainage system. Always confirm that the pipe and the construction are the same diameter. Insert the pipe cleaner to the insides of the T-section and also the ends of the pipe which you had cut earlier.

Step 4 - Applying Cement

Apply cement to the inside of the T-section and also add cement to the pipe ends, pushing the ends of the pipes to the T-section.

Step 5 - Allow the Cement to Dry 

Let the cement dry for at least 50 minutes. 

Step 6 - Installation of Outside Connector

You need to install the outside connector in a place where it is not that noticeable, say outside your house. Apply glue to the pipes, so that it is able to work together just as you glued the T-section into place right along the pipes. Do not forget to glue the pipe run on the outside connector, with the vent being unhindered. 

Step 7 - Repeating the Steps

All you need to do is then repeat the Steps from 1 to 6 for each and every drain system, tub or toilet while plumbing vent.



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