Performance of Plumbing Vents in Mark IV Experimental House

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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleInternal Report, Division of Building Research, National Research Council Canada; Volume 368
Physical description13 p.
AbstractIn 1964, the National House Builders Association constructed an experimental house, known as the Mark IV at the Rockcliffe air station in Ottawa for the purpose of analyzing new materials and systems unrestricted by existing codes and standards incorporated in an occupied house. One of the experimental features in this house was the plumbing system. Three separate vent stacks of different sizes were built into the system. These vent stacks, each of which could be operated independently, were included in order to investigate the effect of vent size on the fixture trap seals.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number7991
NPARC number20337855
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Record created2012-07-19
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