COMMUNITY FORUM

millsmichaelj

03:55PM | 05/03/06
Member Since: 05/02/06
3 lifetime posts
Bvplumbing
I have a ground flow toilet that just flush, and drains very slow. I have snaked the toilet, and through the clean out in the basement. The bathroom and kitchen sink are on the same drain line before the toilet, as well as the dishwasher. These all drain fine. I noticed while I was in the basement working on the problem, that I don't have a vent tube on the drain line. I also noticed that when I run any other water on that drain line, I get air bubbles into the toilet.

Sylvan

11:31AM | 05/04/06
Member Since: 01/24/06
1589 lifetime posts
Me_office1
YOU Need a Vent

millsmichaelj

11:52AM | 05/04/06
Member Since: 05/02/06
3 lifetime posts
I just came back from Menards with all of the fittings, pipe and etc.. I'm adding the vent here shortly. I bought an Oatly Vent that runs off of the line without being added to the rest of the Vent loop. Do you know if these work well or not?

millsmichaelj

11:54AM | 05/04/06
Member Since: 05/02/06
3 lifetime posts
I will be adding the vent shortly. I bought an Oatley vent that they say doesn't need to be attached to the rest of the vent loop. Do you know if these work well or not? Thanks for your help.

Sylvan

12:45PM | 05/05/06
Member Since: 01/24/06
1589 lifetime posts
Me_office1
I happen to like my accounts and thus refrain from trying to kill them with sewer gases SO I always vent to the outside of the structure.

Killing folks with dangerous fumes found in sewers is not how to make friends and influence people


Sylvan

12:50PM | 05/05/06
Member Since: 01/24/06
1589 lifetime posts
Me_office1
Sewer gas is a complex mixture of toxic and non-toxic gases that can be present at varying levels depending upon the source. It is formed during the decay of household and industrial waste. Highly toxic components of sewer gas include hydrogen sulfide and ammonia.

Sewer gas also contains methane, carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide, and nitrous oxides. In addition, chlorine bleaches, industrial solvents, and gasoline are frequently present in municipal and privately owned-sewage treatment systems.

How are people exposed to sewer gas?

Sewer gas can enter a home through a floor drain, from a leaking or blocked plumbing roof vent, WHY take a chance on an "INDOOR Vent"

What are the effects of exposure to sewer gas?

The principal risks and effects associated with exposure are:

Hydrogen sulfide poisoning. Exposure to low levels of hydrogen sulfide causes irritation of the eyes and respiratory tract. Other symptoms include nervousness, dizziness, nausea, headache, and drowsiness. This gas smells like rotten eggs, even at extremely low concentrations. Exposure to high concentrations can interfere with the sense of smell, making this warning signal unreliable. At extremely high levels, hydrogen sulfide can cause immediate loss of consciousness and death.

Asphyxiation. Methane acts like carbon monoxide, blocking oxygen in the blood, and can similarly cause suffocation and death at high levels. Exposure to lower levels can produce flu-like symptoms such as headache, nausea, and drowsiness. Breathing undiluted sewer gas, even for short periods, as in a municipal sewer line or a manure storage tank, can result in suffocation and death. Sewer gas diffuses and mixes into indoor air, and will be most concentrated where it is entering. It can accumulate in basements.

Explosion and fire. Methane and hydrogen sulfide are flammable and highly explosive


Click_to_reply_button
Inspiration_banner

INSPIRATION GALLERY



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply_choose_button

Anonymous

Post_new_button or Login_button
Register

Add some rustic charm to your trimmings with a paper-and-twine garland. All you need is some craft store Christmas paper, ... Filling an underutilized area beneath the stairs is a smart way to save space. Doing so with a stash of wood, however, is ... The Audubon Society inspired wallpaper in this Adirondack-styled entryway will get you in the outdoor mood. Grab your coat... Chalkboard paint opens up endless possibilities for customizing your dresser time and time again. Use chalk to label the c... A fireplace in the bathroom creates the ultimate setting for relaxation. Homeowners often choose electric or gas over wood... This roomy boot tray made from punched metal stands up to all the elements. Station it in your mudroom or at your back doo... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... FLOR carpet tiles are a simple and affordable way to customize a floor covering for any space. You can make anything from ... Chalkboard paint features prominently in this elegant yet unpretentious headboard design. Add a new message daily to reflec... Salvaged boards in varying widths and colors make up the dramatic accent wall in this attic space. The high-gloss white of... The indecisive homeowner need not fret over choosing one (or even two) cabinet colors. The kitchen cabinets in this artist... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... First dress up your metal shelves with a coat of paint in an accent color that complements your kitchen decor. Then arrang... The vibrant green of Granny Smith apples make a beautifully natural alternative to the traditional evergreen wreath. Brigh...
Follow_banner_a
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon