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Itís Your Money => Building in the Philippines => Topic started by: oldehappycat on April 27, 2010, 02:11:24 PM

Title: Plumbing vents
Post by: oldehappycat on April 27, 2010, 02:11:24 PM
Our house just about ready for plumbing and electrical.† I\'ve looked at hundreds of roofs and have yet to see a plumbing vent stack, even though such stacks are required by the Philippine building code.† One engineer said that a common practice is to vent plumbing gas into the gutters!† We have noticed that many Philippine CRs have sewer gas odor, even new, upscale places.† Does anyone have any experience with this in the Philippines.† Don\'t bother telling me about how it should be done -- I already know that. I\'m looking for tips about the Philippine context.
Title: Re: Plumbing vents
Post by: on May 20, 2010, 11:41:18 AM
Sorry my friend for not picking up on your post until now.

Most venting I\'ve seen in the Philippines is to the attic above the ceiling, if there is any.

Pinoy logic, going through the roof might leak rain inside.

Another factor is, roof caps and rain caps on the vent piping cost money!

In other words, sewer gas isn\'t a concern! Also, a well vented attic isn\'t a concern either.

Pinoy building codes.............WHAT\'S THAT unless ~~YOU~~ the owner see\'s things are as such!!

Most likely the Pinoy workers AND/OR the foreman KNOWS what ~~building codes~~ are, let alone to read/understand/use!!
B-Ray

Our house just about ready for plumbing and electrical.† I\'ve looked at hundreds of roofs and have yet to see a plumbing vent stack, even though such stacks are required by the Philippine building code.† One engineer said that a common practice is to vent plumbing gas into the gutters!† We have noticed that many Philippine CRs have sewer gas odor, even new, upscale places.† Does anyone have any experience with this in the Philippines.† Don\'t bother telling me about how it should be done -- I already know that. I\'m looking for tips about the Philippine context.