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Old 07-29-2008, 09:24 PM   #1
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I have a vent stack in the inside wall of the water closet in my MH. When I flush, I notice an odor coming from cutouts for electrical panels on this wall. Does this mean I have a loose stack down where it connects to the tank?
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I have a vent stack in the inside wall of the water closet in my MH. When I flush, I notice an odor coming from cutouts for electrical panels on this wall. Does this mean I have a loose stack down where it connects to the tank?
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Bob, it sure sounds like you may have a loose stack vent. Have you check to be sure the vent is not clogged with mud dobber, wasp nest or other debris?
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Hey, that sounds like a possibility, doesn't it? I have caps over the stack tops, but not sure how they come off. Friction fit, I assume.

As for looseness, I can feel some play in the stack pipe about 5 ft. above the top of the tank (in the wall), but this could also be due to the thin wall material. (Sewer and drain pipe)
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There will be some play in your vent stack pipe even if properly installed, at least there was with ours. When I installed new covers on our vent stacks I noticed that the pipes aren't really attached to anything up top at the roof line. And after removing the original factory vent covers the pipe had a lot of room to rattle around in through the hole in the roof!
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When I say loose, I don' mean above the tank I mean the fitting connection(s) on the tank. THey must be an airtight seal or gas will come around them.
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