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18 Feb 2000 at 1:47 am #278447MasterPlumbersKeymaster
We have a sewer type smell in one section of our basement that comes and goes. We have a very cold winter and do not smell it at all until spring, it comes and goes through summer & fall then dissapears through winter. Plumbers we spoke with thought that where our drain tile hooked in with our sewer there was no ptrap and therefore smells from our sewer line were going back through the drain tile and then entering the home through wall cracks. We have since replaced some drain tile and hooked it to the sewer properly. We are now getting the same smell back but in a slightly different place than before. We do not have any sewer lines in this area of our house. We are baffled as to where this smell could be coming from. Any ideas or suggestions would be much appreciated. It sometimes seems worse after doing laundry or rainfall but this isn’t always the pattern.
18 Feb 2000 at 11:37 am #298535Guest
I had a similar problem with a system using a septic tank. I eventually found that I had a minor leak in the line to the tank that was causing the problem. The bad joint didn’t affect everyday usage, but allowed some wastewater to leach back to the house and through the block, causing an odor. This problem was somewhat seasonal and definitely was affected by water usage. Perhaps you could snake your line, or have a camera inspection done to pinpoint any similar problem.
23 Feb 2000 at 12:36 am #298536Guest
Fill you floor drain with water. If the trap dries out like it does on first floor in California, the stink comes through. Just pour water down you floor drain.
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