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Dinosaurus

07:50AM | 04/26/06
Member Since: 06/16/05
140 lifetime posts
Bvplumbing
Ever since I bought this house last year I smell urine. There was slimy stuff in certain areas near the bathroom. Now last night it rained and my whole bedroom smeelled like pee. How do I solve this problem. I dont know where it is coming form . Do I have to rip out the walls and bathroom. I just know there is a leak somewhere or else it is not going out the roof. The pipe that goes out the roof is behind the wall in my bedrooom. I did have a clogged tub previously. Help.

Sylvan

10:08AM | 04/26/06
Member Since: 01/24/06
1579 lifetime posts
Me_office1
Who cleared the tub stoppage and HOW did they clear it?

Sometimes snaking or using a ram jet on a tub stoppage can break the tub shoe connection or put a hole in the drain piping /tubing and tus allow the waste to go undetected other then the telltale smell it leaves behind

Dinosaurus

05:45AM | 04/27/06
Member Since: 06/16/05
140 lifetime posts
The tub was clogged , so was the toilet and the plumber had to go down through the sink to unclog everything. Now when I had some roof work done they put in a new pipe(vent pipe) on the roof. Is it possbile they did not install this correctly? Also would it help if I replaced the tub . Somewhere there is a leak, this I know. I do believe it has to do with the tub somehow. One plumber said if you find the leak we will fix it but they did not want to tear out any walls until I know exactly where the leak is. How can I find a leak. That is crazy.

Sylvan

12:50PM | 04/27/06
Member Since: 01/24/06
1579 lifetime posts
Me_office1
You had to have one amazing plumber who managed to clear a toilet line ( minimum of 3") through a sink line depending on type of sink 11/4 -2" line.

Personally for me to clear a main stoppage or stack either one picks up sinks,tubs and toilet I would either go to the water closest 4" or a clean out or the main trap or the very least disconnect the toilet and snake the line from there incase I pull out something larger then a handi - wipe.

Considering the largest wire one could get through a 2" line would be 3/8"

I wonder what he may have left behind?

Dinosaurus

05:12AM | 04/28/06
Member Since: 06/16/05
140 lifetime posts
Hello

He could not go down the tub because of the way the pipe was situated. He had to go down the pipe under the sink with this electronic gadget. He pulled out a hairball the size of a baseball and then we could hear the clog clear through the main pipe.

But there probably is more in there. It all started with the tub. The house is older 1960's and I was thinking of installing a new tub. If I remove the tube will I be able to access the plumbing from there. I know when the tub drains it sucks air from the sink. The main pipe going out the roof is right behind the wall where the bathtub is. Is there a connection there to the tub? I just cant seem to figure out how everything is venting out that pipe when the toilet in the bathroom is opposite that pipe that goes out the roof. I hope I am making sense. I am a female non plumber.


Sylvan

02:30PM | 04/28/06
Member Since: 01/24/06
1579 lifetime posts
Me_office1
My dear one of my best "plumbers" was a female and she was also my highest paid employee ($45 per hr in the envelope)

A real plumber has mental ability not just muscles.

You may want to go to a local library and look at some basic plumbing diagrams so you can see how venting and drainage is applied as a picture is worth a thousand words

You may also like to know ancient Greek water mains were installed by WOMEN as they were amazing lead wipers and took so much pride in their work they signed each joint.

Check out "The history of plumbing"

NEVER EVER under estimate the power of the female mind and her mechanical ability..
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