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Old 05-21-2014, 09:20 PM  
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If you think about it, that whole assembly is a little wonky. It looks like the main drain goes off at floor level to the left, so why are all all those pipes above going to the right? Looks to be about 8 feet too much pipe in that run.
It used to go from the toilet upstairs to the left and then down to the dran at the floor and someone just cut and changed the direction to allow for the sink in the basement, out of sight to the right.
And then we don't see a vent pipe coming back from that sink so that could be the problem with sewer gas.


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Old 05-22-2014, 11:18 AM  
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I hacked it out and squeezed in a new piece. It's not that pretty but i got it in at least 1 cm...lots of glue

The guy at homedepot said the if it is the wrong angle air would be forced down instead of up.

There is another drain from the bathtub that drains on an angle at the high point, so it looks ok.

Thanks for that speedy help. I survived a year here already just above my computer with toxic gas coming out.



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Unless there is a hole in a pipe you still wouldn't get sewer gas from that set up. I would be be checking traps in the area and make sure that there is water in them.

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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...

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What is that red mess on the drain pipe and you are very likely getting fumes up through the vented soffit by the pipe terminating underneath. The soil stack should continue up through the roof to ventilate to the atmosphere.

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The just some tape for the washer connection. You think that's a problem? There is a trap underneath. I have the condensation hose going there too, the is a lot of tape around it.

Also is there a simply way to test the vent pipe? Maybe put the blower vac on to it, push the air in to test it? Or put a lit match up there, should there be air coming out?

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No matches, sewer gas burns.
Does the one pipe sevice the kitchen up stairs, is there another vent up there?

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The pipe on the right going up is the kitchen sink drain. The pipe coming back goes up and then out. Then turns to white and become the vent. I remember someone said something about it. They suggested something like a whirly device on the end.
Sort of forgot it, until today. I notice that slight odor again but right over the kitchen sink. Not sure, could be the garborator.
The other odor is gone and i assume the first fix worked.

I think'll the try the hose and put some water down there and listen for the girgle if it sound normal.

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So is this the closest vent to the kitchen sink?

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The kitchen sink is front of the window you see there in the picture. not good?



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