weird septic odors

Old 09-22-00, 11:47 AM
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Problem Outside our home occassional septic odor (methane gas type). Odor is noticed in front of house, septic system is in back. Odor is not in area of septic system. Before we bought the house a metal roof was put on and the plumbing roof vent covered, and does not vent outside. There is no odor in house. Septic system is 2 years old and pumped out one year ago. Help my neighbours are not happy.
Old 09-22-00, 02:18 PM
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If I understand right, your vent terminates in the attic, this should be corrected and taken up through to the outside. When you have the smell, stick your head up in the attic and see if you can smell it there.
Your house should have vents in the sophit to let the attic circulate outside air. I suspect that the smell is coming out through an attic vent. You may not smell it in the house because you probably dont have any air passage between the attic and the living area.
good luck
plumber john

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