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Roof vent stack probably clogged. Would jobbing it with a 20' PVC pipe work?
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: March 31, 2019 07:23PM
It's happened once before. I don't remember how it was handled. The commode overflows at times and there is a gurgling in the commodes when other water is used.
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Re: Roof vent stack probably clogged. Would jobbing it with a 20' PVC pipe work?
Posted by: Carm
Date: March 31, 2019 07:38PM
If it’s actually in the vent pipe and not somewhere else, it should work. Do you have a pest building a nest in the vent pipe?
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Re: Roof vent stack probably clogged. Would jobbing it with a 20' PVC pipe work?
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: March 31, 2019 07:47PM
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Carm
If it’s actually in the vent pipe and not somewhere else, it should work. Do you have a pest building a nest in the vent pipe?

I don't know. I can't get on the roof right now for a couple of reasons. I have pine trees all around, so pine needles are my first suspicion.
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Re: Roof vent stack probably clogged. Would jobbing it with a 20' PVC pipe work?
Posted by: Carm
Date: March 31, 2019 08:30PM
When you do get a chance, or get someone up there, to clear it.
have them put a vent cap or vent guard to prevent it from happening again.
[youtu.be] <-this old house video clearing vent tube with water hose.
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Re: Roof vent stack probably clogged. Would jobbing it with a 20' PVC pipe work?
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: March 31, 2019 08:33PM
I saw that video. A camera is not doable. I plan on getting a cap. I don't know why they don't use those from the get-go. I wonder if there's something to put on the end of the PVC pipe to help.
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Re: Roof vent stack probably clogged. Would jobbing it with a 20' PVC pipe work?
Posted by: JoeH
Date: March 31, 2019 09:06PM
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Dennis S
I saw that video. A camera is not doable. I plan on getting a cap. I don't know why they don't use those from the get-go. I wonder if there's something to put on the end of the PVC pipe to help.

Plumbing code in some areas limits use of caps on vent pipes, I know they are not usable in my area.
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Re: Roof vent stack probably clogged. Would jobbing it with a 20' PVC pipe work?
Posted by: Carm
Date: March 31, 2019 09:13PM
JoeH, none are installed on my house or houses around me. But I would put one on if I had a tree next to my house causing problems. against code or not, passing code is during construction phase/final house construction keys to new owner type deal. If you want to sell, yeah, I’d remove it before home inspection.
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Re: Roof vent stack probably clogged. Would jobbing it with a 20' PVC pipe work?
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: March 31, 2019 09:15PM
Any chance you can run a snake UP the vent stack ? Or add in a chase to do that in the future ? Yes, this may require a wall penetration. Or putting a chase into the stack in the attic for the same purpose ? A stack "should" be able to absorb rain or small debris right into the drain line. But nesty critters can break that function.
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Re: Roof vent stack probably clogged. Would jobbing it with a 20' PVC pipe work?
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: March 31, 2019 09:27PM
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JoeH
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Dennis S
I saw that video. A camera is not doable. I plan on getting a cap. I don't know why they don't use those from the get-go. I wonder if there's something to put on the end of the PVC pipe to help.

Plumbing code in some areas limits use of caps on vent pipes, I know they are not usable in my area.

Plumbing code? This is Arkansas. The code people are glad the toilet is indoors.
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Re: Roof vent stack probably clogged. Would jobbing it with a 20' PVC pipe work?
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: March 31, 2019 09:27PM
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cbelt3
Any chance you can run a snake UP the vent stack ? Or add in a chase to do that in the future ? Yes, this may require a wall penetration. Or putting a chase into the stack in the attic for the same purpose ? A stack "should" be able to absorb rain or small debris right into the drain line. But nesty critters can break that function.

That's too much trouble.
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Re: Roof vent stack probably clogged. Would jobbing it with a 20' PVC pipe work?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: April 01, 2019 07:42AM
......my word, 20" pipe......lord have mercy.......!!



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Re: Roof vent stack probably clogged. Would jobbing it with a 20' PVC pipe work?
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: April 01, 2019 09:04AM
Plumbing code? This is Arkansas. The code people are glad the toilet is indoors.

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Re: Roof vent stack probably clogged. Would jobbing it with a 20' PVC pipe work?
Posted by: Buck
Date: April 01, 2019 10:08AM
Fishing line! Add a big treble hook to a heavy weight and slowly drop your line. You just might snag that nest and reel it up
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Re: Roof vent stack probably clogged. Would jobbing it with a 20' PVC pipe work?
Posted by: mikebw
Date: April 01, 2019 10:37AM
Shop vac? Garden hose?
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Re: Roof vent stack probably clogged. Would jobbing it with a 20' PVC pipe work?
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: April 01, 2019 10:50AM
I think pine needles are way way more likely that a bird nest. I am literally surrounded by pine trees.
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Re: Roof vent stack probably clogged. Would jobbing it with a 20' PVC pipe work?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: April 01, 2019 12:36PM
....but no Chris Pine.....in sight.....??



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Re: Roof vent stack probably clogged. Would jobbing it with a 20' PVC pipe work?
Posted by: space-time
Date: April 01, 2019 06:22PM
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RAMd®d
Plumbing code? This is Arkansas. The code people are glad the toilet is indoors.

POMTL!

I had the same reaction.
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Re: Roof vent stack probably clogged. Would jobbing it with a 20' PVC pipe work?
Posted by: MrNoBody
Date: April 02, 2019 03:49AM
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Dennis S
...Plumbing code? This is Arkansas. The code people are glad the toilet is indoors.

...so no hassles installing an outdoor spa??





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