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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Re: master toilet burps when flushed plus the shower...
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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The smell might be sewage or just stagnated build up of a mix of things . try to use a plunger to make sure your shower drain is not blocked in any way , to use a plunger correctly you will need to block the drain hole and fill the shower with hot water and remove what you have covered the drain with and start plunging while the water is running down the drain , this gives maximum effect while using your plunger , some material may want to expel out the top of the drain while other material will be forced down and along the waste pipe after you have done this pour a large cup or two full of liquid bleach down the shower drain and see if this clears the problem ,because most sewer systems are independent from the waste water of sinks, showers and washing machines. Also when you flush the toilet try adding a bucket of water at the same time as you press the flusher , this will force more water than usual down your toilet helping to keep the pipes fully open , but if you notice that when you flush and add the bucket into the bowl at the same time that the water does not escape freely and seems to back up , this can be a sign that there may be blockages in the sewer pipes and you might try doing this extra water flush a few ,more time hoping you will clear your pipes adding some Landry washing powder to the bucket can have a effect on moving anything along and hot water is beneficial as well . But I think you will find that the shower drain is what is causing the odour pouring a mix of vinegar and baking soda down the drain as a regular maintenance job keeps them odour free and unblocked .
The problem may be in the venting of the toilet. If the vent for the toilet is plugged or in the northern climates frosted shut the air in the toilet drain has nowhere to go when displaced by the flushing water so it backs up through the toilet and causes the "burping" you mentioned. Hope this helps.
Obviously the drain line from your toilet to main drain out of the house ( used by upstairs ) has a blockage from your toilet line to "Y" in to main drain line. Depending on how it has been plumbed, there may be a clean-out between the 2 that can be used to remove the blockage. Your drain for shower is piped in to same line as toilet, thus when blocked at other end, overflows to shower. You can try some drain cleaner down shower drain if it will go. You might get lucky and release the blockage before plumber shows up .
there is no air release. the vent must be clogged somewhere. you can take a hose up there and see if it drains all the way or floods over. since the tub drain has a trap and the toilet itself is a trap, there has to bee a good amount of air pressure coming up without a release. i would say an obstruction. possibly at the junction of the main and the vent.
Sounds like a restriction in the outlet pipe, the 2 galls from a flush are OK but the bath or shower is more, especiallly if you have flushed before you shower, try drain unblocking chemicals or flushing the outlet pipe with mains water from a hose