Re: locating sewer vent
Posted by hj on April 30, 2003 at 09:01:57:
In response to Re: locating sewer vent
Usually with great difficulty. Depending on the age of the system and your area, the "vent", (really a "cleanout"), could be merely a plugged tee on the line where it leaves the house and has to be dug up. Otherwise it could be one, or two, fittings just below the surface. A pipe locator can tell you where the pipe leaves the house and then you can check along that route using a probe to penetrate the ground to see if you hit them. The cleanouts will normally be within five feet of the house.

: We need to snake our line from the house to the street--but we can't find the vent on the ground. We did the vents in the roof.

: How can we find the vent? It may be covered with rock or landscaping.

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