how high should I run my septic vent pipe?

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Answer #1 | 19/12 2013 15:25
You should be above the roof line. But you also may have another issue with the sewer line. Either not pitched properly or a dip or bend in pipe
Answer #2 | 19/12 2013 15:39
I believe it is past the peak of the roof or darn close. Look at the neighbour houses and you get an idea of what works in your area.
Answer #3 | 19/12 2013 17:06
Not too high and not too low that you can still smell it
Answer #4 | 20/12 2013 11:20
Depends where you live. In the UK a vent pipe must terminate not less than one metre above an opening window within 5 metres from the pipe. Check with your local council's building regs dept. I would hazzard a guess and say that the smell you are getting has nothing to do with a toilet installation 50 ft away in another building. There can be no smell from the toilet itself because it is trapped. If the outlet from the toilet pan goes through the wall and into a soil pipe (vent stack) a valve (Durko) can be fitted to the top. This will let air in to stop syphonage but will not let air out (methane)

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