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Foul septic smell coming out of drain pipe the washer machine is attached to?

Foul septic smell coming out of drain pipe the washer machine is attached to?

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Old 11-03-08, 12:44 PM
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Foul septic smell coming out of drain pipe the washer machine is attached to?

For some reason a couple times a week a foul septic smell is released from the drain pipe the washer machine is attached to in the basement. I have no idea why this is happening and what I can do to fix the problem. Any information or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
 
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Old 11-03-08, 08:56 PM
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That is usually an indication the trap (probably behind the wall) is emptying,,,,,,,

sometimes another fixture is on the same "line" like a large sink or toilet and the vent is plugged causing the water to be suctioned from the trap.
 
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Old 11-17-08, 09:02 AM
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siphon breaker

Check out if a "siphon breaker" can be fitted here.... the comment about the trap being emptied is a good guess.... but depending how the venting was done in the walls this might not fix the problem without knowing it more....
 
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