Opionions on Studer vents / AAV / Air Admittance Valves

Ella_and_LutherFebruary 15, 2011

Considering having my plumber use Studer vents but am concerned about the "gurgling" noise I keep hearing others complain about. Curious if this noise is guaranteed if I go with an AAV, or if it only occurs in some installations. Any advice?

FYI _ The reason I want to use an AAV is because we have livable attic space above that I do not want the venting to be running through. It has masonry walls so nowhere to hide it.

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bus_driver

We hear no noise from ours. The vent is behind a grille that insures that it is not blocked from the room air. Suppose that your choice boils down to occasional and brief noise or the constant view of a pipe on the wall. Which do you choose?

    Bookmark   February 15, 2011 at 6:39PM
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brickeyee

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Make sure Studor vents (AAVs) are allowed under your plumbing code.

Some codes restrict them to a single one per house.

    Bookmark   February 15, 2011 at 8:10PM
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Ella_and_Luther

bus_driver - Good to know. I choose occasional noise!

brickeyee - Plumber is looking into code, thanks for pointing that out.

    Bookmark   February 16, 2011 at 11:22AM
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houseful

We are thinking about using this for our island as well. Is there any sewer smell when it pops open? I can handle a little noise. I cannot handle sewer smell!!

    Bookmark   February 22, 2011 at 4:33PM
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brickeyee

"Is there any sewer smell when it pops open? I can handle a little noise. I cannot handle sewer smell!!"

They are designed to only allow air to go into the line, not out.

    Bookmark   February 23, 2011 at 12:44PM
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houseful

Thanks, Brickeyee. I actually did some research online after I posted and realized they would not allow gas to escape. This will be the perfect solution for me.

    Bookmark   February 23, 2011 at 3:06PM
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