How to Fix a Clogged Vent Pipe?


To fix a clogged vent pipe, use a ladder that allows you to work safely, climb on top of the roof, then with a bright light, shine it down the vent pipe to look for leaves, nesting materials or debris and remove it if reachable. You can also put a garden hose into the vent and turn on the water, as you listen for water backing up or a sudden whoosh when the weight of the water forces the clog into and down the drain.
Q&A Related to "How to Fix a Clogged Vent Pipe?"
1. Mark the vent pipe six inches both above and below the break/fracture-use a felt tip pen. Cut through the pipe at both marks with a hacksaw. Make sure the cuts are straight and
1. Heat a tea kettle full of water. When it is nearly boiling, pull it off the stovetop and carry it outside. 2. Clear away any snow and ice on the ground and position the ladder
1. Prepare the surface of the roof by rinsing away any loose dirt or debris. Then follow up with a high grade roof cleaner. 2. Unroll the EPDM rubber and allow it flatten for a half
1. Plan the route you will take for your vent installation. Note that since 90-degree elbows have a tendency to trap gases, most jurisdictions will not allow them. Plan your route
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