On Sunday, January 17, 2016 at 9:07:37 AM UTC-5, Pat wrote:
I'm not saying a vent isn't the problem, but your description of the issue doesn't fit
this situation. Based on your description, the shower trap should empty every time
we flush. From what we are seeing, the trap only empties after sitting for 3 weeks
Over the 4 day period that we were most recently there, the trap only appeared to be
empty we when first got there. Once it was refilled, it did not empty with every flush.
In addition, we don't recall this issue happening before the street sewers were replaced,
even after extended periods of non-use. As I said, we don't recall it happening, maybe
it did but it would depend on who flushed first. Some people, like my daughters, may
have heard the noise but never mentioned it. Then the shower gets used and the
problem is gone for the time being without me knowing that it had happened. Who knows.
If I lived closer, I could do some controlled experiments or at least keep track of when
On Sunday, January 24, 2016 at 2:46:49 PM UTC-5, Dana F Bonnett wrote:
The vent was checked a few days ago. It is clear.
The DPW doesn't think it's anything they did when they replaced the sewers in the
street. They also suggested having the vent checked which was done. The search for
the cause continues.
On Sat, 16 Jan 2016 11:55:10 -0800 (PST), DerbyDad03
The Sewer Rats were disturbed when the sewer work was done and they are
escaping by going into smaller private pipes. Your shower trap is
perfect for their escape. They just splash thru that small amount of
water and they are inside your house and free. Rats hide well, so you
rarely see them. Look for rat droppings under cabinets and such places.
On Monday, January 18, 2016 at 8:37:18 AM UTC-5, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
How do I tell the difference between the Sewer Rats and the rats that were
Oh wait...I know! The Sewer Rats will be sliced up into little round cylinders
caused by squeezing through the holes in the drain cover.
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