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How far can a vent be from a sink?

There is a vent between the sink P-trap and the point where the waste line goes to the main sewer. The vent can't be more than 2 1/2 feet from the trap if the waste line has a diameter of 1 1/2 inches. The critical distance is 3 1/2 feet if the waste line is 1 1/2 inches.

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