"Groaning" Pipes


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Old 02-17-07, 11:50 AM
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Question "Groaning" Pipes

Starting about a month and a half ago I started getting an occaisional "groaning" sound comming from, I think, the toilet drain in my master bath that builds in intensity until the master toilet is flushed, the the sound stops right away. to me it sounds like there is a clogged plumbing vent and the sound is caused by a vaccume buildup in the pipes that is relieved when we flush the toilet. What can we do to fix it? our home is a single story slab foundation built about 11 1/2 years ago, with PVC piping and drains.
 
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Old 02-17-07, 01:30 PM
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Welcome to the forums! If you suspect it is a vent problem, you can (if you feel safe doing it) go up on the roof with a garden hose and chug the clog from the vent pipe. Once it is cleared the water should move more freely. Be careful, as falling is fun, it is the sudden stop that terminates fun.
 
 

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