Re: Bad smell - not sure where it is coming from
Posted by Curt on September 20, 1999 at 12:58:08:
In response to Re: Bad smell - not sure where it is coming from
: We live in a rural community and have a septic tank. We have only lived here for about 18months but
: we have noticed periodically that we notice a bad smell(kind of like rotten eggs) outside. We assumed that
: our septic tank needed pumping. We had it pumped and the smell periodically comes back. We have
: almost pegged it to coming back after a rain, but still arent sure that that is the only times. My father
: in-law believes that it is coming from our roof vents for our septic system(our house is a bungalow and
: we are usually on our raised deck when we smell it).
: Any thoughts on this and if it is our roof venting system, is there a way to filter the smell? Do I need to
: raise the pipe? thx.

I agree with your father-in-law. You could try extending the vent. Some find improvement by sticking a PVC tee atop the pipe and facing it brodside to the prevailing breezes. Don't cement it, just jam it on and tweak the direction. It's cheap enough to try.

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