Stack vent

stack vent

[′stak ‚vent]
(engineering)
An extension to the atmosphere of a waste stack or a soil stack above the highest horizontal branch drain or fixture branch that is connected to the stack. Also known as soil vent; waste vent.
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Stack vent

Extension of a waste or soil stack above the highest horizontal drain which is connected to the stack.
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stack vent

stack vent, 1
1. The extension (to the open air) of a soil or waste stack above the highest horizontal branch drain or fixture branch connected to the stack. Also called a soil vent or waste vent.
2. In built-up roofing systems, a vertical outlet permitting water vapor, which is entrapped within the insulation, to escape.
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Comment from a reader: In response to a reader who had a problem about his stack vent freezing in cold weather, which negatively affected the functioning of his plumbing, I received the following:
Does your question about lead "high boot" flashing refers to plumbing stack vents? Why would it not be safe when it is outside on the roof?
A system of windows located in high and low positions on the exterior walls facilitates natural cross breezes, while stack vents ensure airflow to interior wards.
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The membrane should also be installed in valleys and around any roof protrusions, such as plumbing stack vents, skylights, chimneys, etc.