To anybody that can possibly help me!
I just purchased an old farmhouse that has been partially remodeled. Before purchasing the house we noticed a faint septic smell when we ran the water. We consulted a plumber who said to fill all of the traps.
The house still smelled when the water ran.
I called another plumber.
He came over and had me on the roof pouring water down the vent (it took a 5-gal bucket easily). After sitting and staring at the pipes in the basement (all brand-new PVC) he told me to re-glue all the joints.
It still smells.
It only smells when the water upstairs is on. All the upstairs drains (1 toilet, 1 sink, 1 bath and 1 washer) dump into the vent pipe. Is that normal?
My wife will not stay in the house until I get rid of the septic smell, it is only when the upstairs water is run.
If anybody‚Ä¶ has any suggestions‚Ä¶ you will make a very good friend here.
Thank you in advance, Kyle
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