Quantcast
2nd Floor Toilet When Flushed, Sink/Shower Gurgles - Beyond.ca - Car Forums
Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: 2nd Floor Toilet When Flushed, Sink/Shower Gurgles

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Calgarian Living in Edmonton
    My Ride
    93 240sx SE, 17 Infiniti Q50S, 2008 Highlander
    Posts
    6,557
    Rep Power
    27

    Default 2nd Floor Toilet When Flushed, Sink/Shower Gurgles

    2 story house.

    Past week or 2 can't remember, but when I flush the 2nd floor main bedroom toilet, the toilet sounds like its back-firing, gasping for air, gurgling and gurgling sounds are coming from the sink pipes and shower pipes. This has happened a couple times in previous years in winter as well but its always resolved itself after a few days. I think previous answers were a dry trap but that wasnt the case

    I've narrrowed it down to a frozen roof vent stack since we had alot of snow last week and the -30 temps.

    Any remedy for this that doesnt involve me going up on my roof to clear?? Is there a cover or insulation to add to the inner pipe to prevent this?
    Originally posted by GTS Jeff
    You know those bored stay at home moms who's entire lives revolve around driving their kids to soccer, various cleaning accessories, and worrying about neighbourhood rapists? The kind of people that watch the View and go "uh huh..." Those unfulfilled people who try to fill the void in their empty lives by writing whiny letters to the editor complaining about shit that no one really cares about?

    Well imagine if instead of writing that letter to the editor, she just posts on a car forum for car enthusiasts. That's Kritafo.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    YYC
    Posts
    3,596
    Rep Power
    44

    Default

    I was thinking the same. Roof vent.
    Only guess is running hot water but I don't think that would overtake the buildup on the roof.

    I don't think there's any real damage that can happen. Correct me if I am wrong.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2019
    Location
    ES Art Room
    My Ride
    #SadLife
    Posts
    2,693
    Rep Power
    85

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by mr2mike View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    I was thinking the same. Roof vent.
    Only guess is running hot water but I don't think that would overtake the buildup on the roof.

    I don't think there's any real damage that can happen. Correct me if I am wrong.
    I'm no expert, but I'm with you.
    This is a significantly suboptimal situation where I'm confident your stack is plugged with snow or perhaps spruce needles or some other bullshit. But with it only happening in cold weather, you know it's snow.

    Don't worry for now, but in summer, get someone up there and install a gooseneck or twist the intake away from the prevailing wind such that it can still suck in the worst weather. Got a friend with a drone? That's what you need for now! Assess where the blockage is and what angle it needs to be twisted to in order to prevent future issues. Then, relax and deal with it in 6 months.

    Do you know how a plumbing stack works or the principles behind it? You can look that up, or I can crudely and partially incorrectly explain it, if that helps.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Calgary
    My Ride
    Unicycle
    Posts
    10,856
    Rep Power
    100

    Default

    roof vent partially blocked. Don't worry, and certainly don't climb on your roof today to check it out, you'll slide right off. Should clear up once it's around zero for a few days.
    Quote Originally Posted by rage2 View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    I almost shat myself after eating way too much at lunch with @killramos so ya, we can start the diaper thread now.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    calgary
    Posts
    1,631
    Rep Power
    44

    Default

    Ours is doing it as well.

    Stack vent.
    Give it a few days to clear on its own. It's not going to cause any damage.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Calgarian Living in Edmonton
    My Ride
    93 240sx SE, 17 Infiniti Q50S, 2008 Highlander
    Posts
    6,557
    Rep Power
    27

    Default

    -4 by this Saturday. 30 degree difference. That should do it.

    I keep thinking my pipes are gonna back up and I'll have to sift through shit lol

    I found this on Amazon

    https://www.amazon.ca/Sewer-Skewer-X...17268431&psc=1

    918uBroubDL._AC_SL1500_.jpg
    Last edited by dj_rice; 12-28-2021 at 05:24 PM.
    Originally posted by GTS Jeff
    You know those bored stay at home moms who's entire lives revolve around driving their kids to soccer, various cleaning accessories, and worrying about neighbourhood rapists? The kind of people that watch the View and go "uh huh..." Those unfulfilled people who try to fill the void in their empty lives by writing whiny letters to the editor complaining about shit that no one really cares about?

    Well imagine if instead of writing that letter to the editor, she just posts on a car forum for car enthusiasts. That's Kritafo.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Calgary AB
    Posts
    2,296
    Rep Power
    34

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by dj_rice View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    2 story house.

    Past week or 2 can't remember, but when I flush the 2nd floor main bedroom toilet, the toilet sounds like its back-firing, gasping for air, gurgling and gurgling sounds are coming from the sink pipes and shower pipes. This has happened a couple times in previous years in winter as well but its always resolved itself after a few days. I think previous answers were a dry trap but that wasnt the case

    I've narrrowed it down to a frozen roof vent stack since we had alot of snow last week and the -30 temps.

    Any remedy for this that doesnt involve me going up on my roof to clear?? Is there a cover or insulation to add to the inner pipe to prevent this?
    Does the shower rarely get used? We had the same thing going on and a plumber buddy told me if that shower is almost never used, the P trap in the drain may have evaporated and it creates some weird draw. He said to run the shower for a couple minutes and see if it goes away and sure enough, it did.

    Might be worth a try.

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 22
    Latest Threads: 03-19-2017, 06:51 PM
  2. Ear Flushed Out

    By cancer man in forum Sports, Health & Fitness
    Replies: 34
    Latest Threads: 03-16-2017, 03:33 AM
  3. Replies: 0
    Latest Threads: 05-25-2012, 04:26 PM
  4. Replies: 4
    Latest Threads: 08-27-2007, 04:26 PM
  5. 2nd Annual SVT Track Day (August 1st and 2nd)

    By atomic in forum Events and Meets
    Replies: 0
    Latest Threads: 07-22-2003, 10:32 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •