This Potty Sniffer installation took place at an 80+ year old church building that has over recent years been used as a day care and commercial space. The building is currently being used as a church once again and bathroom interiors, fixtures, and plumbing have been updated over the years, but are still not equipped with exhaust fans.
Both MENS and WOMENS bathrooms are built over a crawl space that can be accessed through an entry opening located in the building’s basement.
(NOTE: The Potty Sniffer components shown in the pictures are 3D printed parts that were installed during pre-production testing)
For the MENS bathroom, an existing 1/2″ hole in the flooring (left over from the original copper pipe water supply line) was used for the tubing and power cord routing. Electrical fishing tape was run into the hole and fed into the crawlspace towards the access opening. The tubing and power cord were then secured to the fishing tape and pulled back up through the access hole. The total exhaust tubing run required was approximately 20′.
The air exhaust tube was then connected to a sanitary pipe vent saddle installed on a 2″ schedule 40 pipe section. Two vent saddle fittings were installed together – one for MENS and the other for WOMENS.
The main power cord was routed to an existing outlet approximately 30′ total distance from the Sniffer pump installed in the MENS toilet.