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Jason & Amanda 09-28-2008 03:58 PM

drain problem
our plumbing recently started acting up nothing has been down the drain that wasnt supposed to, and nothing is stopped up....but a few days ago it started...everytime you flush the toilet the kitchen sink makes a gargling other sinks do it just the kitchen...any ideas what is making this happen ?? the house has a septic system...the house itself sits about 5" off of the dirt so i hope i dont have to go under there :(

Termite 09-28-2008 08:14 PM

The gurgling is indicative of a fixture that isn't vented or the vent is obstructed. It might be worth running a drain snake down your roof vents to see if there's a blockage (dead squirrel, leaves, etc).

Jason & Amanda 09-28-2008 08:53 PM

well we havent changed anything and the noise just started so i'm thinking the vent is just blocked...we moved into the house about 6 months ago, it used to be my father in laws...the weird thing is i dont see a roof vent on top of the roof is it possible that is vents into the attic ?? the house was built around 1959...thanks for the help

majakdragon 09-28-2008 10:12 PM

It is possible, even though it would be against code. You should see it right above the toilet since this is how house plumbing is normally run. If not, then you need to check the attic. The vent contains sewer gases and they are dangerous. This is why they are required to be run out of the roof. You may have had a critter in the attic that fell down the vent.

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