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Plumbing Vents:     Each trap must have vent line
Septic smell inside house
Gurgling sound when flushing toilet
Gurgling sound with washing machine
Slow drain/ drain keeps clogging
Septic smell  Add plumbing vent Keep septic smell, and flammable methane gas out of house
Add a vent to keep septic smeall out of house
And improve line drainage

If sink does not have gurgling sound, or septic smell, and drains well, then vent is installed.
If sink has odor, fill trap with water and see if problem was caused by water evaporated from trap. Evaporation takes months, not days.
S-trap               P-trap   Toilet trap Each drain has a trap
To keep out septic smell
Sinks, toilet, tub, washing machine each have a trap
Water inside trap keeps out septic odors and methane
By code, each trap must also have a vent
Toilet pulls water out of trap
NO vent
Toilet pulls water out of sink trap ...
Or pushes septic air out sink
Without a vent, the toilet flush will pull air out of other traps.
Or, if sink is down-pipe from toilet, the toilet flush will push septic air up through sink traps.

Septic smell and methane enter house.
This is potentially dangerous.
S-trap Vent line Vent line lets air enter drain line
Air behind water so water flows, and septic gas stays out of home
Without vent line to let air into drain line, then flow of water pulls water out of trap, and septic gas enters home.
Septic gas is unhealthy, and can contain explosive methane.

Add vent line to drain
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Each trap must have vent
Here, both traps shown in image have air vent installed
Image shows sure-vent installed at sink, and full 3" diameter vent-to-the-roofline on toilet.
Vent lines can have elbows.
Small vent lines can Tee into larger vent lines.
Vent pipe size must be equal diameter or larger than drain line.

Home must have at least one 3-4" main vent stack
vent stack
Vent stack on roof. Must meet code for distance above roofing material. 6" minimum.
To use sure-vent and meet code, the home MUST have at least 1 main stack vent to roof
How to install vent under sink has moved to another page
How to install vent under sink
Oatey vent
Oatey sure vent 6 DFU
Approved to vent pipes up to 2"

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Air admittance valves
1 piece vent and tubular adapter
1 piece vent and tubular adapter
Oatey sure vent 20 DFU
Oatey sure vent 20 DFU
Approved to vent pipes up to 3"

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Admittance valve 20 DFU vent
Air admittance valves

Oatey sure vents are 100% closed if they fail... so never sewer gas odor

sure vent wall box
Sure vent wall box
So vent can draw air

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Oatey sure vent wall box
Oatey access panels
tubular drain pipes
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Tubular drain pipe
Flexible tubular drain
P-traps and trap adapter
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Quick vent or sure-vent at Amazon
1-1/2 tubular drain pipe
PVC slip joint Tees at Amazon
PVC slip joint elbow

T plus 2 with applicator brush
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Connect to tubular sink drain
Approved up to 2" drain pipe
Resource:
Oatey 6 DFU spec sheet
Glue to 1-1/2" or 2" PVC
Approved up to 3" drain pipe
Resource:
Oatey sure vent installation
Louvered access required for inside-the-wall sure vent

Sure vent requires open access to air; to draw air, and for visual inspection, and for replacement
Hard-to-find tubular parts for sink drains T plus 2 guarantees no leaking under sink
(read instructions below)

Does not dry out in can.
1/4 pint: handy size for DIYers


  
Use 6 wraps teflon tape
☑ White for water lines
☑ Yellow for gas lines

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Channel locks

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Inspect anode each 2-5 years
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Pressure reducing valve
Pressure reducing valve
Pressure over 80 psi can damage water heater and household plumbing
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Water pressure gauge

Pressure gauge/ attach to water heater drain valve
Pressure over 80 psi can damage water heater and household plumbing
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Temperature pressure gauge

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COLD side Sharkbite flexible water heater connector
COLD side Sharkbite flexible water heater connector

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Water heater installation kit
Stainless steel flexible connection

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HOT side Sharkbite flexible water heater connector
HOT side Sharkbite flexible water heater connector

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Sharkbite pressure gauge
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89T thermostat kit
Electric water heater thermostats
Thermostats stick, melt and come out of calibration... replace thermostat
Symptoms: Cold water, uneven temperatures, reset tripping, TP releasing water
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If tank is overheating or not heating correctly, replace thermostat
Symptoms: Cold water, uneven temperatures, TP releasing water
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