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Old 04-03-2012, 08:00 PM   #1
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Septic Odor from Hole in Copper Pipe


Anyone with experience on this one? Depending on the way the wind blows, we have a slight septic smell in our home. Plumbers came out today and removed cap to the septic system, then used a smoking machine to pour smoke into the main pipe of the house. smoke eventually poured out of the stack on the roof, with smoke appearing between the top of our granite countertop backsplash and the frame of the window. Copper pipe running vertically behind kitchen cabinets and between outside wall has the hole which needs to be repaired. We were told that the granite countertop has to come out and the cabinet in order to get access. They cannot cut the side of the cabinet because that wouldn't give them enough room to work. They said they would need to get a 3' pipe into the space, and with the countertop on, that wouldn't give them enough room. Does anyone know if there is a pipe that is flexible that would allow them to get into the space without removing the countertop? And is it even a possibility they could leave everything in the kitchen alone, and go through the house exterior? The pipe they need to access is between the exterior/interior wall, underneath the countertop and behind the cabinet. Any ideas?
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There is no flexible pipe to make that repair. However, I can usually do the repair without removing the countertop.
Can you upload a picture showing where the pipe is? Are you willing to DIY this or just looking for opinions.

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