Smelly Septic Vent
Posted by Robert Tennant on October 16, 2001 at 18:39:09:
We just had a new septic system installed and now our yard and house carries a foul odor that seems to come and go and move about. It was difficult to track down the source, but it seems to be coming from the septic vent on the roof of the house.

The installers of the septic system suggest we put a cap on our vent with small holes drilled in it to reduce the airflow. I'm concerned that this will affect how our toilets flush.

I've also seen carbon filters for this purpose -- do they work?

Any other suggestions?



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