(Feb. 11, 2012 8:10 PM)Uwik Wrote: Aaahh I see, hahaha. Anyway, try applying aluminum sulphate and calcium hypochlorite to your water source. The former is for basic purification, while the latter is for basic sanitizer and replaces the methane odor.
Both are common products.
The problem is that it's not coming through in the water - it's coming out in the form of air bubbles. My toilet, occasionally(like I said - provocation unknown), drains after being flushed, and once there is room enough to break water suction, methane bubbles begin rising out of it. It also occasionally comes from the sink and shower drain - again, with no apparent rhyme or reason. My grandfather, who did the plumbing for the room(and the rest of the house) is stumped. We're calling out a professional bonded high-rated plumber this week.
My biggest concern is the likely possibility that this problem will necessitate destroying my bathroom floor...
(Feb. 11, 2012 8:15 PM)Arupaeo Wrote: Any fracking going on in your watershed? Wouldn't be the first time this sort of thing has happened in areas where natural gas is being extracted...
I'm on the same pipe system as the rest of the house, which is all on our own groundwater system. Nothing strange is occurring in the other areas of the house or the primary pipelines.
(Feb. 11, 2012 8:54 PM)GaHooleone Wrote: I hope you're not lighting matches Hazel!
Yeah, methane (obviously) smell horrible, I have to walk by the sewer on the way to the bus when school ends almost every day because my Spanish class is in the back right of the school.
The stoichiometric range for Methane and your average air blend to cause explosive reaction is pretty specific, but I am still avoiding creating sparks whenever possible, yes.