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ConnieinRaleigh

12:27PM | 05/10/06
Member Since: 05/09/06
2 lifetime posts
Bvplumbing
I read all the posts here and ran water down my stack because the kitchen drain has started gurgling when we shower or flush the toilet. We got a BIG sewer smell after running a lot of water down the stack; that is gone, but the kitchen drain is still gurgling. We have a septic tank, it was emptied a couple of months ago. Usually we empty it every 4 years. No slow drains, just the gurgling. Should we get a snake and run it down the stack?

Sylvan

10:21AM | 05/11/06
Member Since: 01/24/06
1578 lifetime posts
Me_office1
Normally a gurgling sound is either a partially blocked vent or a severe reduction in the drainage line from soap and grease deposits that reduce the internal pipe diameter and chokes the flow.

In this case snaking is useless you need to scour the internal piping to a like new full flow condition thus think water jetting


ConnieinRaleigh

12:32PM | 05/11/06
Member Since: 05/09/06
2 lifetime posts
Thanks for the reply. I just went through the other posts but am unclear about water jetting. Where would I insert the jet, can I use a pressure washer, or is this a job for a plumber?

Thanks again.

Sylvan

09:10AM | 05/12/06
Member Since: 01/24/06
1578 lifetime posts
Me_office1
Water jetters can be used for pressure washers with a wand BUT a pressure washer cannot be used for water jetting.

Ideally you water jet from down stream up but this is not always feasible so you start from where ever you have a drain line opening and wear safety goggles and have a wet dry near by
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