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Basics & Theory

Fine Homebuilding: Drain-Waste-Vent Systems
Fine Homebuilding explains how drain-waste-vent systems evolved and the rules and best practices for installing them to ensure that they do their jobs properly. (PDF)

Inspectapedia: Plumbing Vent Definitions & Distances
Inspectapedia provides an explanation and drawings of plumbing vent systems.
Issues & Performance

CMHC: Noise Produced by Drain, Waste & Vent (DWV) Pipes
CMHC report from MJM Acoustical Consultants where they measured the noise produced by toilet flushing in DWV pipes made of cast iron, flexible plastic (PVC) and rigid plastic (ABS). Results are shown in this chart.

JLC: Soundproofing Drainpipes
Journal of Light Construction describes how to dampen the sound of a PVC waste pipe.
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