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Chad Fabry    15

Where it freezes, the vent diameter must be at least three inches to prevent frost closure. 

I'm not bothered by the change in size and I couldn't find anything that prohibits it- if water is running down the pipe it flows from smaller to larger. What probably limits the size is the number of fixture units. If I'm right and that's 2-1/2 inch pipe, just 6 FU's are allowed. If it's 3-inch pipe 12 FU's are allowed and it's probably OK for any normal modest house.

All that said, it probably works fine.

 

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Bill Kibbel    11
28 minutes ago, Chad Fabry said:

Where it freezes, the vent diameter must be at least three inches to prevent frost closure. 

I'm not bothered by the change in size and I couldn't find anything that prohibits it- if water is running down the pipe it flows from smaller to larger. What probably limits the size is the number of fixture units. If I'm right and that's 2-1/2 inch pipe, just 6 FU's are allowed. If it's 3-inch pipe 12 FU's are allowed and it's probably OK for any normal modest house.

All that said, it probably works fine.

 

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Chad,

Probably should stick with the standard abbreviation D.F.U., well, cuz FU.  

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mjr6550    1

Regardless of freezing, I believe the IRC requires one minimum 3" vent. However, its an old house. I doubt I would have mentioned it. 

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