Old Angled Bathroom Plumbing Vent Pipe – Home Remodeling



here's something that you don't see anymore and it's an angled vent pipe and again I'm not about to suggest that there aren't plumbers who might do something like this but I can say that I've never seen a plumber do this ever and I've been working for over 30 years in the construction business so take a good look at it it might be the last one you ever see if this house was built in before 1960 and has cast-iron plumbing with steel vent pipes and of course some of it is cast-iron and the first arrow there is pointing to the tub vent the bath tub needs a vent also and this arrow here is pointing to the bathtub you can barely see it it's a cast-iron bathtub but that should provide you with an area where it is there's a bathroom on the other side of that wall next up on our list as we work our way up the angled vent pipe is the lavatory or bathroom sink vent so the drain goes down and of course the fumes from the sewer go up and that's where the connection would be on the angled vent pipe and of course like I said these aren't easy to run and I would imagine that they're not going to be coming back in the near future either the last vent connection before it went works its way up to the roof is picking up the toilet so what we have here is a inch and a half tub and sink vents working its way into a 2-inch cast-iron vent so there you have it that is an angled vent pipe for a bathroom and of course this is picking up three items one toilet one sink and one bathtub

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  • gregvancom

    April 15, 2019

    @bingobongo445 That's interesting and thanks for the information. That's a lot later than I imagined.

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  • bingobongo445

    April 15, 2019

    I live in is about 5 minutes west of Chicago,yet out here many homes had out houses as late as the 30's.That's because this was farm community until the post war housing boom of 50's.

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  • gregvancom

    April 15, 2019

    @bingobongo445 You're probably right about that one. This is something we rarely mention, but homes built before the 1900s, might not have plumbing or electrical and if they currently do were installed years later.

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  • bingobongo445

    April 15, 2019

    My house was built in 1892 and i don't think it had plumbing at all.

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