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Old 02-05-2008, 05:06 PM   #21
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No they paid me for the (1st) roof which is done already. Still working on the 3 inch stack cap mystery. Maybe i should call the plumbing inspector for that town.
If you think there is a hazard present, yes, call the inspector. But, if you think the plumbing is working fine and doesn't pose a health concern, I'd be careful about involving the inspector for the home owner's sake. If he demands professional inspection and documentation of why these caps should/should not be capped off, who is to pay for that?

My feelings? They are capped from a smoke test and were never uncapped. But, I've been wrong before and I'll be wrong again.

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Old 02-05-2008, 05:45 PM   #22
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.....My feelings? They are capped from a smoke test and were never uncapped. But, I've been wrong before and I'll be wrong again.
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A rare admission in recent days.

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"I'd be careful about involving the inspector for the home owner's sake. If he demands professional inspection and documentation of why these caps should/should not be capped off, who is to pay for that?"
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Not so much "call the plumbing inspector" for a violation but to ask for advice. Maybe there are special circumstances in that area of town. Maybe they were required as future vents for radon mitigation? I wouldnt give addresses. Anyway its behind me now.
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I have seen capped pvc roof penetrations that were from abandoned heating vents, it is cheaper to buy caps than to patch the roof.
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I have seen capped pvc roof penetrations that were from abandoned heating vents, it is cheaper to buy caps than to patch the roof.
but these were in the same area as the 1 1/2 and 2 inch vents so they were likely on the same DWV tree
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but these were in the same area as the 1 1/2 and 2 inch vents so they were likely on the same DWV tree
Or the house only had one chase.
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A rare admission in recent days.

And thoughtful advice!
"I'd be careful about involving the inspector for the home owner's sake. If he demands professional inspection and documentation of why these caps should/should not be capped off, who is to pay for that?"
Pfft, I was probably wrong when I wrote that, too. If I'm not up to two mistakes by the time I shave in the morning, I buy a loto ticket that day.

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