|Posted by melissa mckenna on March 25, 2002 at 08:01:02:|
|In response to Re: sewer gas|
thank you the smell in my opinion is not from a particular sink as a matter of fact i can now smell it in the basement and when I put my nose to it I do not smell it from there--if the vent is clogged wouldn't that stop the water from draining?----should I call the same plumber or try someone new?
again thanks: : follow up: it all began with sewage backing up in our the sownstaris showe--plumber came and claened out the pipes with a snake and then the plumber cleaned out the septic system and then placed the 27 inch risers on and the lids--a few days later we still had a problem with back up and we had a guy come wiht a camera and he said we had roots in our line and recommended replacing the ceramic tiles with plastic so we did--after all of that we started noicing the smell--so the plumber came out and said it was the sink drying out (the trap) well I use that sink everyday and have for years we have never had a problem until we had all of this work done--I did go ahead last night and put the old lids back on with the help of others and the problem still remains althought today it is not as heavy of a smell or god forbid I am getting use to it--so not what? thanks: : thanks for the past post about my problem I wanted to ask--I had 27 inch risers installed on my septic system--they did not replace the original lids back in the holes (in the ground) only new lids on the risers--I was wondering could the gap of air between the septic system and the risers cause the gas smell--that might be a stretch but I wanted to ask as I have put out a lot of money lately and I am hoping to get help here and solve the problem--so should I put back on the old lids on top of the holes and then the lids to the risers?--also would it take a long time for the smell to leave my house once I do find the problem--if I ever do
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: Ok, heres what I think.Changing the blocked pipes to new ones has created more momentum in your drainage.This momentum will create siphonage unless there is a proper vent for your fixtures.If the smell is coming from 1 sink in particular then you should investigate the vent for that sink for it.