Roof Vent Problem

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Old 01-06-14, 02:59 PM
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Roof Vent Problem

My toilet has been releasing large air bubbles recently so after some reading I snaked and ran a garden hose with Drain Cleaning Bladder through the roof vent and it did not seem clogged. I can push the garden hose goes down about 50 feet through one of the roof vent (that one above my Bathroom) but through other roof vents it doesn't go down that much, not more than 2 feet and it stuck.

Is there any mesh or screen inside the roof vent or what is keeping the garden hose doesn't go down?
 
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Old 01-06-14, 03:10 PM
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There is no screens.
Go in the attic and see if there's a bend in the pipe.
100% You snaking a plumbing vent?
Been under the house to see if there's a clean out?
Septic or city sewer?
 
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Old 01-06-14, 04:22 PM
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We are unable to find the clean out even a plumber did not find one but he said based on the code there should be a clean out.

The house was build 1988.

Sewer
 
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Old 01-06-14, 05:55 PM
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The gurgling is likely a blockage or a partial blockage on the drain side, probably not the vent.

The plumber should be able to remove the toilet and snake from there if he can't find a cleanout.
 
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Old 01-06-14, 05:59 PM
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If the toilet is guggling its caused by a main line blockagae. The bubbles are from the filled sewer line blocking the vent because of the clog...

If no Clean out them pull the toilet and snake it to the street... Then have a camera inspection done so you know what your dealing with...

Additionally I always recommend a two way cleanout get installed outside or one somewhere with easy access.... This way if you have an issue the toilet does not need to be pulled...

Could be roots, collapsed pipe...ect...
 
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Old 01-06-14, 06:03 PM
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Suppose to be one within 4' of the foundation.
 
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Old 01-06-14, 10:55 PM
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We removed both toilets and the plumber tried to snake from there. There is no way to snake the main line from the toilet.

There is a short T pipe that connects both toilets together under ground. We had a 100 ft. snake machine and the plumber was unable to snake it. The snake was coming out from the other toilet. He also tried to snake from the roof vent.

We ended up to snake with garden hose and Drain Cleaning Bladder through the roof vent and it worked. The drain was free for 4 weeks. We could go deep into the drain with the Bladder like 70 ft. We have noticed that there is sand in the pipe that clogs the pipe from time to time.

Also, there are some blue marks and codes from Water Company in front of the house on the street for a long time indicating MAYBE repair of sewer!!?

This is now the situation and we don't know how sand is coming to the pipe system and when we snake it again from the roof it will be good for a few weeks with no backing up no issue.
 
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Old 01-07-14, 04:18 AM
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We have noticed that there is sand in the pipe that clogs the pipe from time to time.

How do you know there is sand? Sand dictates a broken pipe...

Also, there are some blue marks and codes from Water Company in front of the house on the street for a long time indicating MAYBE repair of sewer!!?
Blue marks are painted for water lines... If there was a sewer mark out it would be in green... Gas in yellow..


we don't know how sand is coming to the pipe system and when we snake it again from the roof it will be good for a few weeks with no backing up no issue.

Again you need to have a camera inspection done period... You are just wasting your time if you dont have one...

Pay more now for the proper diagnosis or you may be faced with a costly sewer replacement down the road...
 
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