Air admittance valves enable Vulcathene stacks to be terminated inside the building thereby avoiding costly roof penetration. They are designed to prevent the release of foul air whilst admitting air under conditions of reduced pressure in discharge pipes preventing water seals in traps from being drawn. The valves also contribute to the ventilation of the main drain to which the discharge stack incorporating the valve is connected.
The Vulcathene air admittance valve is designed to suit 102mm Vulcathene pipe and incorporates a rubber finned tail for internal pipe connection and a removable screw cap for maintenance access.
To connect to a 76mm Vulcathene stack use a 102mm/76mm reducer and insert the valve into the 102mm socket. The AAV is approved to BS EN 12380 (B1)