Steam From Standpipe

BrotherBart Posted By BrotherBart, Jan 14, 2008 at 3:26 AM

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  1. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart
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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?
     
  2. DiscoInferno

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    Did you eat Mexican recently?

    :red:
     
  3. Highbeam

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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

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    Thanks. Probably from the septic. And yep, it was from the largest one.
     
  5. wahoowad

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

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

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    Local DJ calls it a massive gassive.
     
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