Vent pipes or "stacks"


Old 09-26-03, 07:06 AM
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Vent pipes or "stacks"

It has been suggested that we have our stacks cleaned. Is this involved or expensive?
We are on a septic system with a recently replaced drain field but the toilets and showers occasionally back up
Once I access the pipe outside and plunge it once or twice, the water flows freely into the tank as if there was some sort of vacuum?
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Old 09-26-03, 07:33 AM
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Check the roof top for vents, flush them out with a hose, to me it sounds like the line is plugged.
Old 09-26-03, 08:07 PM
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stacks dont usually present any clog problems. Usually it is the horizontal lines that could use a cleaning. If you have a persistant problem then you may have a sag or a seperation in the line. Running a camera down there would help you deturmine what your problem is.

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