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csiems13

03:37PM | 03/01/04
Member Since: 02/29/04
1 lifetime posts
I have exactly the same problem as personius.

When the water goes down the kitchen sink

a awful septic oder comes thru. I do have

a pipe that is tied into the kitchen drain,

which i don't use because of the smell and

the water backs up into the sink. I also

have had the septic pumped and still the

problem exsists. The plumber says call the

septic people, the septic people says call a

plumber. could someone please help me.


plumber Tom

03:00PM | 03/02/04
Member Since: 05/10/03
801 lifetime posts
Make sure that the pipe your not using has a trap. The trap, either a "P" trap or "S" trap must alway's have water in it. This is called the trap seal. It will prevent the sewer gas from entering your home. If you have no future use of this pipe that you mentioned, simply plug or cap it off and that should eliminate your smell problem. Good Luck, plumber Tom, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


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