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septic tank smell


Posted 2:56 am, 01/28/2018

I recently had to tear out a wall behind my washer. I found the sewer stack vent to the washing machine had seperated at a poorly glued coupling. Your're Welcome.


Posted 7:00 pm, 12/27/2017

Its just this whole town!! It all stinks unfortunately. I moved here a year ago and the smell stays in your clothes. If you leave them in the dryer they smell like sewer water. I live in a brand new complex so its not faulty. Tjis place just reaks of farm animals and chicken farms ( tysons) cant wait to move in a few weeks. Some are so use to the smell they dont smell anything. What good is a shower in wilkes. Smh.


Posted 6:12 pm, 12/09/2012

Septic tank needs cleaned out same thing happen to us and it was full


Posted 8:57 pm, 12/02/2012

you probably need a new tail line
had about same issue, had to have lines dug up and replaced due to tree roots had busted the lines..no problems at all now......


Posted 11:14 pm, 11/30/2012

Sounds like you have a drain that has no p trap. http://www.google.com/searc...sgqoAMkULw


Posted 8:13 pm, 11/30/2012

My experience has been that sometimes the barometric pressure causes such odors to linger. Good luck!

Old Dixie Dog

Posted 11:55 am, 11/30/2012

momofzands, First check all traps at the fixtures!! Make sure that all have and are holding water. It is a possibility that a seal , or wax ring at a commode needs to be replaced. Check the main vents on top of the house to make sure there are no obstructions.


Posted 11:24 am, 11/30/2012

Has sexygama been walking around in your back yard.


Posted 11:18 am, 11/30/2012

Could someone have ran over your septic tank and broke it? Usually it takes some kind of heavy equipment.


Posted 11:18 am, 11/30/2012

Few months ago, why.

sassy senior

Posted 10:48 am, 11/30/2012

when was that 1952?


Posted 10:44 am, 11/30/2012

We had the same problem a few years ago. We just covered the hole up dug another and moved the out house. Hope this helps.

sassy senior

Posted 10:27 am, 11/30/2012

you probably need a new tail line $2500 to $3000


Posted 10:21 am, 11/30/2012

I bet the smell from the septic tank would be masked, for a while at least.


Posted 9:15 pm, 11/29/2012

Let me come over and take a big crap in your bathroom, that should fix all your clogged pipes.


Posted 9:14 pm, 11/29/2012

Could be the sewer vent stopped up. You might try setting the washer so it will fill the tub as high as it will go with hot water, add some clorox, leave the lid up so it won't drain, and let it wash a while. You'd be suprised what builds up near top of the tub when you wash a lot of light loads.


Posted 8:54 pm, 11/29/2012

Check all your drain traps to be sure they have the water seal intact. If it dries out the odor will come back through the drain. They will dry out in the winter.


Posted 7:20 pm, 11/29/2012

I'm clueless on this subject but I've had a similiar issue...there's no way this could cantaminate the fresh water coming into the house could it?


Posted 7:15 pm, 11/29/2012

do you have an HE washer?


Posted 7:08 pm, 11/29/2012

You might have a bad trap in the line. I'm not a plumber & I'm sure someone on here will correct me but there should be a "trap" in the drainline that prevents the sewer smells from coming back up. You can do an online search & get it explained better.

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