Can I cap this vent now?

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blaubner
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Can I cap this vent now?

Post by blaubner » Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:34 am

My home once had a septic tank, which has been disconnected and filled in. The home is currently hooked up to city sewer. I have an exterior PVC pipe that vents above my roof line. My washing machine discharges into this pipe. Nothing else is using the pipe (that I can see).

Do you think this pipe was once used to vent the septic tank? I'm installing gutters soon and I want to cut and cap this pipe at the red line in the photos.

Thoughts?
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Re: Can I cap this vent now?

Post by A. Spruce » Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:42 am

No, the vents once used to vent the septic tank are now venting the municipal system. You cannot cap this vent.
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Re: Can I cap this vent now?

Post by Shannon » Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:07 am

Agreed. Do not cap the vent.
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Re: Can I cap this vent now?

Post by blaubner » Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:38 am

That's a bummer. This thing is an eyesore. Thanks for weighing in.

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Re: Can I cap this vent now?

Post by A. Spruce » Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:43 am

You can do two things, box it in to hide it and send it through the roof instead of around the soffit the way it is currently run. Just sending it through the roof will be a huge improvement
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