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Old 11-08-2019, 01:21 AM   #21
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This is how I learned how to find a air-leak or sewer gas smell in a vent system:

I usually don’t plug/cover anything.

Get 2 tin cans, put one inside of the other, and attach a soft or ridged wire, so you can retrieve the cans.

Open the C/O on the stack,
then lowered the can(s) with the lit SB in it, into the stack, You have to work quickly, cover the c/o with pre-prepared square of duct tape.

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You can pop a W/C, or use a FD with the water in the trap removed.
A test plug can be used in the W/C flange or FD.

Then, walk around with a flashlight and look for blue smoke..

This method is slower then forcing the smoke into the system, but it’s pretty simple, and it usually works for me.
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Old 11-08-2019, 08:46 AM   #22
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This is how I learned how to find a air-leak or sewer gas smell in a vent system:

I usually don’t plug/cover anything.

Get 2 tin cans, put one inside of the other, and attach a soft or ridged wire, so you can retrieve the cans.

Open the C/O on the stack,
then lowered the can(s) with the lit SB in it, into the stack, You have to work quickly, cover the c/o with pre-prepared square of duct tape.

OR

You can pop a W/C, or use a FD with the water in the trap removed.
A test plug can be used in the W/C flange or FD.

Then, walk around with a flashlight and look for blue smoke..

This method is slower then forcing the smoke into the system, but it’s pretty simple, and it usually works for me.
Oh that's awesome. I'll be looking for blue smoke, do you have the brand name? I think wolseley only has the gray one and it might be hard to see.
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Old 11-08-2019, 12:51 PM   #23
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I get mine from Noble. I’m not sure if the brand name..
They usually have to order them, cuz apparently very few companies use them now.
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Can we just move this to the lounge so we can have a real discussion?


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Would you prefer to post in the lounge in a new thread and eventually I'll merge everything in there?
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Anyone want to share pictures of their setup? I asked my supply house for smoke bombs, they didn't know what the purpose it served other than for ducts.

Another service If I provide it I would be on my own and have to get stuff online.
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Would you prefer to post in the lounge in a new thread and eventually I'll merge everything in there?

I just want us all to be able to discuss this. If it being public means some people start sending pms than wtf is the point of a forum?


If we can discuss this freely in the lounge than move it there. If this being private means that some of us are excluded than keep it out here in public view and just live with the fact that some diy will see this.


Having a site like this which makes money from the diy traffic means we can't discuss everything we want to with each other. This is why we need a plumbers only site ran by plumbers for plumbers. Or at least a private section that admins can give access to those who qualify regardless of post count.















Want privacy from the diy/hacks? Too bad, the motherland has fallen, freedom is dead.







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Would you prefer to post in the lounge in a new thread and eventually I'll merge everything in there?

I just want us all to be able to discuss this. If it being public means some people start sending pms than wtf is the point of a forum?


If we can discuss this freely in the lounge than move it there. If this being private means that some of us are excluded than keep it out here in public view and just live with the fact that some diy will see this.


Having a site like this which makes money from the diy traffic means we can't discuss everything we want to with each other. This is why we need a plumbers only site ran by plumbers for plumbers. Or at least a private section that admins can give access to those who qualify regardless of post count.















Want privacy from the diy/hacks? Too bad, the motherland has fallen, freedom is dead.







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We will get there eventually.... just have to get engaging conversations to get the post count up lol

I've been commenting on everything intentionally.. I'm more of a reader and only comment if I feel I have a real valid contribution... in all honestly I've only done a smoke test once but would like to really learn more about it because I'm the stink sniffer lol.. always get the bad smell calls

We had one we had to smash apart everything in the unit to find the one vent where the galv threads had rotted off...

Another was small hair line cracks on top of sewer couldn't see...

Others you dont smell anything and the sewer has a 1" wide crack for 100'...

Today I change a 40 gal hot water tank in ceiling...
2" vent completely disconnected I said didn't you guys smell anything ?
Nope but maybe that's why I'm sick all the time....

That or the oil interceptor under your desk that's wide open lol
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Logtec and Hydro to do a post blitz to reach 500.
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It takes 500 posts to reach lounge level?!? I thought it was only 300. Thought I was over halfway there, haha.
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I can post pictures of my setup if you guys want. I'm not one of those who won't share knowledge. If it helps a diy guy oh well I say. Just let me know and I'll post some tonight.
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