Winds rock the water in toilet bowls?????

Old 02-18-06, 06:48 PM
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Angry Winds rock the water in toilet bowls?????

What could be wrong that the winds outside cause the water in the toilet bowls to move? We also are experiencing bad odors coming from the largest bathroom, which has two ceiling heat runs and two ceiling exhaust vents. This is a newish one-story home in Arizona. We have made sure that the largest bathroom's shower, tub, sink, and toilet do NOT have dry traps.
Old 02-19-06, 07:02 AM
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Sounds like you are getting a draft down the vent stack from the high winds. I would inspect the open end of the vent up on the roof to see if its location and the location of other structural items on the house are causing the wind to be directed at the vent opening. Possibly the way the roof line is configured is a factor. What you are describing often happens to houses with fireplaces and chimneys and leads to a slight downdraft in the chimney that makes the house smell smokey or the chimney not to draw well.
Old 02-19-06, 07:41 AM
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The exhaust fan vents may be picking up the odor from the toilet vent pipe(s). You may have to extend the toilet vent pipe up higher to prevent the wind from downdrafting. This can be done simply, with a rubber coupling and a short piece of pipe. This may solve both problems. Good luck.

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