Yes. Installation instructions to transition PVC vent pipes onto existing metal vent pipes:
In use with existing metal pipe on roof:
1. Measure the height of existing metal pipe from roofline.
2. Go to local hardware store:
A. Purchase a 1½ inch X 1 and ½ inch Flexible Coupling which connects Cast Iron, Plastic, Copper, or Steel Pipes. * If you have a 2" or 3" pipe, follow the same instructions as the example for 1 and ½ inch pipe.*
B. Purchase a 1½ inch PVC Pipe to make the total height of vent piping to make at least 12" in height from roofline. (Ex. Metal vent pipe is 6"; purchase 6" PVC pipe.) ** If you do not have the materials for cutting the PVC pipe to desired height, ask your hardware store if they can make the cuts you need. **
At Home installation instructions:
A. Go onto roof using a steady ladder. (** For safety reasons, if you do not feel comfortable self-installing, please contact your local handyman, plumber, or heating and cooling contractor to do the install for you. ** )
B. Make sure existing pipe is adequately supported.
C. Loosen, but do not completely remove the steel clamps on coupling.
D: Fit coupling over existing metal pipe end to about the halfway point on coupling.
E. Fit PVC pipe into coupling to about halfway point.
F. Tighten clamps until coupling is secure on both vent pipes.
** For safety reasons, if you do not feel comfortable self-installing the E-CAP, please contact your local handyman, plumber, or heating and cooling contractor to install the E-CAP for you. **
Pipey feels that the most commonly asked questions have been addressed. If you have a question that is not listed, please feel free to Ask Pipey. And please give me a safe environment away from all the critters and debris that are trying to attack me and stop my mission of directing vent gases out of myself properly.
Some people think that the best way to save Pipey is to add chicken wire to the top of Pipey.
Pipey says: "Put chicken wire on your head and see how that feels."
Put barbed wire, nails, broken glass, or baby oil around Pipey and then sit outside with a 9mm pistol.
Pipey says: "Please refrain against such violence. You might shoot me instead."
Put a cat in the pipe.
Pipey says: "Do you think that I would want something bigger than the squirrel inside of me? That is problem enough. Just imagine what would happen if I was clogged by both the squirrel and the cat. Yuck!! Beware! They may also end up somewhere you least expect, like running loose in your house after coming up from your toilet. Wouldn't that just be a scream to come home to?"
Put a metal vent cover on Pipey.
Pipey says: "What?! That is terrible. It looks bad on me, and it ruins my image, not to mention makes me dirty and unsightly. Anybody have some rust remover? The money spent on the PVC E-Cap is well worth investing in and looks so much better on me."
Put together a double 90 degree candy cane addition on Pipey.
Pipey says: "So you want to bend me over, and make me get in uncomfortable positions, huh? Come on now. Let's reason together, a little. Can we sit down over a cup of coffee and talk about it first. I mean, let's get real here people. You try sitting vertical on a pitched roof doing your job 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. I don't even get paid for pipe's sake. There should be some sort of labor law to protect me here. Ok. Where were we? Oh Yes. Think about this. Someone forces you to bend over to a perfect 90 degree position, then hang your arms down in a straight vertical position. Yes. Just as I thought, ouch that hurts. You got it. You feel me. Hurts, doesn't it? Do that for a while and I promise bending back up right will be a chore, not to mention what your neighbor will think about your gooseneck configuration. Image alert!! So please leave the goose in the past. Say no to the goose and keep my image upright. My back will thank you. Now that is not all. Just imagine you are in this very uncomfortable position and a bird comes along and builds a nest on your back, in my case inside the long horizontal portion of my 90°ree;, then on top of all that straining, you begin to not be able to breathe from all that weight on you. For me it would stop me up not allowing the gases or air to flow through me. That is a very likely occurrence, you know. I have seen that happen to my friends. How terrible!"
For your safety, as well as mine, keep nails, glass, baby oil, guns, and cats (even though I'm sure they would be more than willing to chase a squirrel down my maze of pipe system) off your roof and away from me.