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Old 02-03-2013, 10:31 AM   #1
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Sewer smells from shower drains and washer drain.


Sewer gases coming up from showers on one side of house and through the washer vent on the other. house is 3 years old, two story, two vent pipes on roof on respective sides. I've seen sureseal ads, have poured water into accessible traps. Would positive ventilation be a solution?

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Old 02-03-2013, 12:04 PM   #2
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Sewer smells from shower drains and washer drain.


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Sewer gases coming up from showers on one side of house and
through the washer vent on the other. house is 3 years old
Whatever may be going on with the vents...
the traps at each fixture should be stoppering those odors.

Have you had anyone in to check the DWV design/layout
and the quality of the work that was done?


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Old 02-03-2013, 12:19 PM   #3
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Sewer smells from shower drains and washer drain.


Missing Traps, or Traps being siphoned. Vents improperly located.
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Old 02-03-2013, 12:36 PM   #4
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There mite be a clogged vent. The trap is getting siphoned out when the drain sucking for air. if it start to smell then but some water down the drain to stop the smell instill you get a chance to run a snake down the vent.
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