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Old 08-17-2016, 01:18 PM   #1
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Just acquired a 12' x 56' mobile home, 48 years old. A new PVC sewer line 3 or 4 inches diameter was installed from the commode all the way out to where the sewer line connects to the sewer in the street. Sketched attached.

Turbulence (not cavitation, no air bubbling out; at least I can't see it or detect any foul odor) presents itself in the commode on random occasions. It did happen once when washer was spinning out the water in the tub, but also happens on other occasion when not using the washer at all.

I'm going to have to start monitoring closely now exactly what's happening with each incident of this turbulence, because as I write this message, I realize I'm not on top of it enough. However, maybe someone just happens to have experienced this before.

I'll be keeping a record of all future incidents...
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On your sctech, can you also include all fixtures and vents.

I agree, just monitor it for now keep notes.
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Why is there three elbows?
Hope there clean out elbows, that three places for it to stop up.
Where's the vent line?
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Why is there three elbows?
Hope there clean out elbows, that three places for it to stop up.
Where's the vent line?
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Why is there three elbows?
Hope there clean out elbows, that three places for it to stop up.
Where's the vent line?
The park installed this sewer line, and I know very little about it so far (and little also about sewer lines) except they wouldn't have wanted to tear up the driveway, thus the three elbows to go around it. Don' know what kind of elbows (long-turn or regular), but since they're buried, I assume they're not cleanouts. I could be wrong about the first elbow under the home after it leaves the commode. Will check when I go under the home.

Vent line? Haven't a clue, but if there is supposed to be one and there isn't, that wouldn't surprise me, cause the park maintenance guy who installed it is not an expert. Thx.

Listening from the outside near the skirting, I'm getting closer to the area the noise is coming from. Maybe not tomorrow, but I'll be going under the home in the next couple of days or so, to see what I can see.

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On your sctech, can you also include all fixtures and vents. I agree, just monitor it for now keep notes.
Will note all that I see on this line when I go under the home. Will continue monitoring/noting times and duration as I've done today... post all later, thx.
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