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Old 08-28-2011, 05:16 PM   #1
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Need help with what could be causing a horrible crap smell in my trailer. All of a sudden it just started smelling really bad in the bathrooms and kitchen/washing area. So my father in law unplugged the air pump for the septic tank outside and the air cleared. I then paid 300.00 dollars to have the septic tank pumped. Right after the guy left I plugged the air pump back in and let it run for a few hours thinking the smell would clear and it didn't. So I unplugged it and left it unplugged for two months. Well my pipes when someone flushes are creaking so I decided to plug the air pump back in praying it wouldn't smell again and BAM! Still stinks. What should I do??? Any one had the same issues and knows whats causing this? The mobile home trailer I live in is about 20 years old and have lived in it for two years with no issues. Please help.

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Hello and welcome Nicole, to the best darn DIY'r site on the web.

Sounds to me like you have a failed check valve in your sewage line. I am not familiar with your setup so this is just an educated guess.

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Thank you Jack for replying back! Let's say this is the issue, if you were doing it yourself what would you do to fix it? Like your process of it?
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Find the check valve under the trailer, cut it out and replace it with a new one, shouldn't take more that 30 minutes.

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