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Master toilet burps when flushed plus the shower drain smells bad

Sounds the same as this guys problem plus, my shower drain stinks when we start the shower. And there is a constant black haze in the toilet. Almost like sand. How and where do i get up on the roof to check this vent cable?

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It is a vent pipe. It will be the one on the roof, closest to the problem. Sometimes, squirrels will drop nuts in it and stop it up. If that is the case, you may need a plumber. It could be partially blocked. You should have a trap on the shower but if there is not enough air for it to vent, it could cause what you're saying. If you don't want a plumber, you can figure out where the vent connects to the pipe, cut in the wall or cabinet, and check it there by cutting into it. Most plumbers have a cleanout that will clean this pipe out though. Hope this helps.

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