Plumbing in the Home/venting

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I am going from a 1 sink vanity to a 2 sink. I have to move a vent stack that is venting a tub and the vanity sink. Can I tie into my shower vent stack and would it work to vent 2 sinks, a tub, and the shower on the 1 vent stack.

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Dear Robert,

   Chances are very good that the shower vent would work for all of those fixtures, however in order to comply with plumbing codes and regulations it might be necessary to increase the size of the vent pipe. I believe a 2" vent would be adequate but you should check with the local plumbing inspector for the current and local regulations.

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I am experienced at troubleshooting and solving all types of plumbing problems. Issues related to specific manufacturers fixtures and specifications though are beyond my field of expertise. I have dealt with problems in both rural and urban areas, and with water supply and drainage systems. Plumbing issues can be very obscure... such as odors, stains or occasional seepage. I have even had to chase rats from a customer's sewer line.

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I have 25 years experience dealing with plumbing systems (which also includes hot water and steam heating systems). My main expertise is in diagnosing and solving problems. I have worked in construction and installation of new systems but do not regard myself as an expert in that area.

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I completed high school and one year of college. I served 4 years in the Marine Corps and have education in electronic and electrical troubleshooting and repair. I have attended classes on installing and repair of oil burners, and I have EPA universal certification for air conditioning and refrigeration. I am now enrolled as a full-time student at Everest college to re-train for a new career. Any donations of financial support would be greatly appreciated.

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