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Jen8249

10:19AM | 07/17/07
Member Since: 07/16/07
3 lifetime posts
Bvplumbing
I recently had my bathroom remodeled. It included an old clawfoot bathtub which I had refinished. Besides putting in a toilett and sink, I added a small shower stall. The drain in the shower stall is extremely slow. The pipes are clear. I believe I have a venting problem. I do not want to break through any tiles, and I do have access to the pipes in an adjoining room on the other side of the bathroom wall. I've been told that a small venting "thing-a-ma-jig" called a pro-???? can be added to the drain pipe. Please advise. Thanks to all!

Sylvan

06:34AM | 07/20/07
Member Since: 01/24/06
1507 lifetime posts
Me_office1
The NON Pro vent also called an air admittance vent is NOT legal in many codes (thankfully) as why would any normal person want to trust their family's health to a piece of rubber that supposedly opens when the fixture drains and then closes GAS TIGHT when the rubber is supposed to spring back into place.

Using mechanical devices means they are prone to failures (nature of the beast) and must be assessable and installed with certain requirements IT IS NOT A FIX ALL for proper venting

When you said small shower hopefully you still used a 2" drain line and many codes do require a shower to have 900 sq inches MIN.

Jen8249

08:41AM | 07/20/07
Member Since: 07/16/07
3 lifetime posts
Thank you for your reply. It looks like I need a licensed plumber.

Sylvan

07:41AM | 07/21/07
Member Since: 01/24/06
1507 lifetime posts
Me_office1
Your very welcome.

Unfortunately even some so called plumbers have no idea how important venting is for a system to work properly.

A lot of codes are lax as they deal with fixture units connected to the venting system but do not take developed length into consideration.

Good luck and if you have any questions feel free to post them
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