Vents Throughthe Roof

Originally Posted By: jorbeck
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Ok, I give. I for the life of me cannot find where it states that ABS needs to be painted when exposed to the sun when penetrating a roof as a vent stack. Can anyone enlighten me, thanks


Originally Posted By: jonofrey
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Standard construction practice is to paint them. That’s enough.



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We're NACHI. Get over it.

Originally Posted By: rgippner
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Hello:


PVC needs to be painted. I don't believe that ABS needs to be, but it is common practice.

Rick


Originally Posted By: dbowers
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Originally Posted By: Lee Hammerstein
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Do PVC vent stacks through the roof need to be painted. I’ve seen many that are not and the few I saw painted were painted for esthetic reasons.


Originally Posted By: mcyr
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icon_smile.gif icon_smile.gif From what I have seen over the year, pvc pipe dose not have to be painted, but, aesthetically obtrusive, so most plumbers use black PVC coming out of the roof or it gets painted for aesthetic reasons only.


Some one could correct me on this if it is different in their territory.

Marcel


Originally Posted By: rgippner
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Marcyl:


PVC is white and ABS is black. PVC needs to be protected from sunlight or it will breakdown. ABS is black and it thereby proctected. The same reason tires are black.


Rick

PS Geeze I hate typos


Originally Posted By: mcyr
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Thanks Rick for correcting me, I new that too, I hate that when that happens.


Originally Posted By: jorbeck
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Thanks to everyone that has replied. Yep, I am a newbie.