Re: sewer smell out of vent stacks- need help!
Posted by Hube on March 18, 2003 at 19:19:15:
In response to Re: sewer smell out of vent stacks- need help!
: Hi, I have a house with a septic system, and I get a lot of raw sewage smell coming out of my 3 inch vent. I have a barn style roof and the vent comes through the roof very low to the eave line. I don't know what to do, but I hate that my yard always smells like a sewer. The vent is the one from the toilet. My sewer pipe is quite a short distance from the actual septic system, roughly about 10-15 feet, to the toilet. Can anyone help me with this problem? Thanks

It could be that there is a "downdraft" in the area of the roof. You could try and add a short piece of same size pipe ( approx. 4' ) Put a couplng on first . do not use solvent cement on the joint until it seems to fix the problem. A higher vent stack may look a little unsightly, but if it fixes the problem.!? Hube

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