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tjones8

02:47PM | 03/02/07
Member Since: 02/23/07
5 lifetime posts
I recently got some advice about not having a PVC vent pipe exposed to sunlight. The plumber who helped us install a new bathroom last year replaced the top of our cast iron pipe that went through the roof with a PVC pipe, and I am sure that it is exposed to direct sunlight. Is there anything I should do to replace it or cover it? What damage can it cause?

Thanks.

Dredknot

05:15PM | 03/13/07
Member Since: 03/12/07
1 lifetime posts
So what is the answer to his question? Other than PVC cannot be exposed to sunlight. What do you use for the roof termination?

I'm an apprentice plumber, and 100% off all my installations have been PVC. I've looked in the UPC plumbing code book and have not yet found an answer for which material I should use for a vent termination.


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