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 Too far from vent stack?
Author: northmisschris (MS)

Hey everyone,
My wife and I just purchased a home and are in the process of remodeling. We're working on the kitchen, which previously had the laundry room attached. My wife wants to shift the laundry area a few feet down the wall into what had been a utility closet. My problem is that the current washer hookup is already about 5 ft from the current vent, and in order to get it moved into that new location it'll have to extend another 2 to 2.5 ft down. The vent and drain are both 1.5" PVC. Can I shift it down that far from the vent, or should I run another vent through the roof closer to the new hookup? I wasn't sure if I could put multiple vents that close together. Thanks in advance!


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 Re: Too far from vent stack?
Author: packy (MA)

if you can increase the drain from 1 1/2 to 2 inch, the trap can be 6 feet from the vent. if the trap is slightly more than 6 feet away, i would not worry about it..
if you do want to run another vent, there is no code as to how close it can be to any other vents thru the roof.

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