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Steam From Standpipe

Post in 'DIY and General non-hearth advice' started by BrotherBart, Jan 14, 2008.

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  1. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Everybody on the planet has probably seen this but me but I went out to see it the chimney was smoking and happened to notice a column of steam headed skyward from the standpipe for the upstairs bathrooms. Nothing from the one for downstairs. Is this normal?

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  2. DiscoInferno

    DiscoInferno Minister of Fire

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    Did you eat Mexican recently?

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  3. Highbeam

    Highbeam Minister of Fire

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    Mine will steam on cold days. Mostly only when a hot water discharge is occuring like a shower, laundry, or dishwasher load. There is a natural desire for the hot steam to rise just like smoke in a chimney. The gasses from the actual septic tank are warm enough and moist enough to create steam as well but not usually enough to be noticable.

    Your system should have a single large stack that will outdraw the other vent stacks in competition for rising gas.
  4. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Thanks. Probably from the septic. And yep, it was from the largest one.
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    wahoowad Minister of Fire

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    Why do you think they call it "taking a steamer?"
  6. Hogwildz

    Hogwildz Minister of Fire

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    LMFAO. STEAMALICIOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I had a creamy steamy the other day ;)
  7. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Local DJ calls it a massive gassive.
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