Roofing Question

Roof vent

I have been investigating condensation in my loft and noticed a roof vent which has a flexible pipe attached to it which leads to the loft space. It is not attached to anything. A short distance away from it coming out of the wall space is a rigid pipe which is also not attached to anything. I originally thought the upstairs bathroom extractor fan was not connected but this is connected to a flexible pipe that runs along the floor of the loft. Any ideas if the rigid pipe should be connected to the roof vent or what the rigid pipe might vent? I'm lost but looking on the internet the rigid pipe looks like a plumbing vent venting into the loft should I connect the two???

2 Answers

It sounds as if the extractor should have gone to the rigid pipe in the wall or the tile vent to vent outside but it was taken through the eaves instead. The tile vent would not connect to the rigid pipe as it would just be venting from outside instead of into the loft .
Check you extractor definately vents outside if it does & there are no other unconnected fans , soil pipes etc you should be fine.
If in doubt perhaps explain the problem to a local plumber [ off this site ] to ask them for a price to check it out.

Answered 10th Feb 2013

Norjan Properties Ltd

Member since 20 Jan 2010

no.put some tile vents in roof.kevin

Answered 10th Feb 2013

A K Shailes & Sons Roofing Services

Member since 23 Oct 2012

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