Comments on: How to Repair Your Plumbing Vents https://yourhoustonhomeinspector.com/for-the-homeowner/home-maintenance-for-the-homeowner/repair-plumbing-vents/ Wed, 21 Aug 2013 10:45:36 -0500 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.10 By: frankschulteladbeck https://yourhoustonhomeinspector.com/for-the-homeowner/home-maintenance-for-the-homeowner/repair-plumbing-vents/#comment-9207 Fri, 04 Jan 2013 21:09:09 +0000 http://yourhoustonhomeinspector.com/?p=1490#comment-9207 I have not seen any product in my own area. What you are describing seems quite probable, but in most parts of Texas where I have been inspecting homes, this has not been an issue. I am wondering if installing a vent with a cap such as the ones that were used for furnaces many years ago, and are still used for mechanical exhaust vents will help you. My idea is that such a vent could go over the plumbing vent. You would still obtain air for the plumbing vent stack, yet the wind would not be blowing as strong over the top of the pipe.

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By: Dave Nagy https://yourhoustonhomeinspector.com/for-the-homeowner/home-maintenance-for-the-homeowner/repair-plumbing-vents/#comment-9202 Sat, 22 Dec 2012 15:35:29 +0000 http://yourhoustonhomeinspector.com/?p=1490#comment-9202 When the wind is extreme for several hours, all of the water is siphoned out of all three toilet bowls in the house. The only cause I can think of is vacuum created in the vent stacks drawing water out of the traps. Is there any product that can be added to the top of the vent to prevent this from happening?

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By: frankschulteladbeck https://yourhoustonhomeinspector.com/for-the-homeowner/home-maintenance-for-the-homeowner/repair-plumbing-vents/#comment-2916 Mon, 06 Dec 2010 16:45:47 +0000 http://yourhoustonhomeinspector.com/?p=1490#comment-2916 I have done just that with success. If there is no problem with the flashing part around the base of the pipe and the section under the shingles, then placing a lead flashing cap over the current flashing is possible. One word of advice: plan out your cap to slip over the existing vent, so that you are not creating another hole when installing the new cap. Here is what happened to me when trying to save some money: I had one last vent to do, and I only had scrap pieces of lead left. I took hammer to form the pieces over the vent pipe, but I hit them a bit hard, creating a new hole.

aulking with a roof caulk is fine, but for anyone reading this, you have to remember that the caulk will eventually need to be redone; whereas the lead flashing will last.

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By: Remmik https://yourhoustonhomeinspector.com/for-the-homeowner/home-maintenance-for-the-homeowner/repair-plumbing-vents/#comment-2913 Sun, 05 Dec 2010 20:40:40 +0000 http://yourhoustonhomeinspector.com/?p=1490#comment-2913 Went on my buddy’s roof and found all the lead on the roof vents were worn almost cut. This was at the very top of the pipe along the rim. All had major wear to the point of having holes and one had worn out all the way around. The rest of the lead flashing that tucks inside the pipe was gone, exposing the vent pipe to leaks. We had hurricanes here in Orlando and I guess branches did this as the lead looked very gouged but only on that top rim. With out having to rip up shingles is there a method or product to repair this. I don’t want to use caulking of any type. I was thinking to use anther lead flashing tube to slip over the original one (pipe and all), tucking the top into the pipe like normal and then using a hose clamp further down the pipe to secure it. What do you think? Any other ideas?

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By: frankschulteladbeck https://yourhoustonhomeinspector.com/for-the-homeowner/home-maintenance-for-the-homeowner/repair-plumbing-vents/#comment-2458 Sat, 02 Oct 2010 12:04:35 +0000 http://yourhoustonhomeinspector.com/?p=1490#comment-2458 That was good. I have seen owners attach them to chimneys. It really does not take too much more time to do the job right.

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By: Justa Plumber https://yourhoustonhomeinspector.com/for-the-homeowner/home-maintenance-for-the-homeowner/repair-plumbing-vents/#comment-2457 Sat, 02 Oct 2010 01:57:09 +0000 http://yourhoustonhomeinspector.com/?p=1490#comment-2457 Last month had to replace a roof vent after the home owner attached his TV aerial to it. Worked fine until the wind blew.

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