I have a simple ranch house with a 52’ long 4/12 pitch roof that is getting new shingles, soffit vents, skylight, and porch. One additional modification I would like to add since it is bugging me is moving the vent stacks that currently sit in the middle of the roof on the front of the house.
Due to having to maintain a crawlspace to the HVAC unit in the attic, moving it would seem to be limited to an area on the back side of the roof only about 12-16" south of the ridge.
What I can’t figure out is whether there is any limitation by code or otherwise to having the vent stack this close to the ridge, or the ridge vent (ShingleVent II most likely). The top of the pipe would be as high or higher than the ridge as far as I can figure.
Does anyone know if there are any issues with this, or if there are any acceptable “low profile” vent stacks?
Any help greatly appreciated!