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Jungle 05-21-2014 07:54 AM

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No sure but occasionally i smell something like foul like sewer gas, seems to be in the evening. There was a bird down the vent last year. I pour a few buckets of hot soapy water down the vent from above, didn't seem to make any unusually draining noise that you expect if it was blocked. So i figured it is ok.

Can you experts review this plumbing photo. The bottom is to the sewer, the next on the left is the toilet, then the sink, then bend to the vent up.
There is an access point there i might try to get off? You can see on the left the metal, but it seems glued? How do i get that off, with a hammer? Or pour some draino down the vent pipe? Is this configuration even correct?


CallMeVilla 05-21-2014 08:42 AM

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Ooops. Spotted it immediately. The San-T in the top middle is backwards. Should be pointing the flow to the right, not the left. Here is a picture for the proper orientation. You will be removing all that glued pipe to make the repair. For really clean cuts, use a power miter saw ... fast, clean and accurate.


Jungle 06-04-2014 05:50 AM

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If the traps are blocked you notice when the water drains no?

Here is the other vent for the kitchen. You can see the basement the two drains, one form the sink and one from the washer. Then the vent pipe going to the right...


Jungle 06-04-2014 05:50 AM

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If the traps are blocked you notice when the water drains no?

Here is the other vent for the kitchen. You can see the basement the two drains, one form the sink and one from the washer. Then the vent pipe going to the right...


nealtw 06-05-2014 09:32 AM

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not good. The vent should have been hooked up right after the trap and gone out the roof.

Other may help here but I think you could put in a cheater valve that allows air in but stops the gases from coming out. You cut in a tee and place this thing up beside the sink in the cupboard.


nealtw 06-05-2014 11:19 AM

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I was thinking you could do something like this and pick up the other vent in the basement and run them over to the big stack, but thats a wet vent and I don't know the rules on that.
The vent outside still delivers flamable gas to the area under the eaves.



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