Help With Septic Tank Vent - Not Present and Smells


Postby Mortusnyte » Thu Oct 09, 2014 11:43 pm

I'l try to keep this short. We have this little wood shack the size of a 1 1/2 about, that had no facilities. Recently we got some guy to add plumbing pipes with a septic tank to hook up with the toilet and sinks that he installed. There is a lot of stuff that he did that I am not sure about, but right now the septic vent is my concern, because it doesn't seem to be there at all, and stuff stinks....

In this first image I try to illustrate the pipe network. Bare in mind that there is no vent going up to the roof of the house. All drain venting is done with auto-vents installed to each drainage source (toilet, bathroom sink, kitchen sink, shower, they all have their own auto-vent).
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-PR4tHMaxDSX05DdjdVSEx1alU/view?usp=sharing

So moving on, inside that plastic cylinder thing that isn't really fixed in place (it had a plastic lid and a rock on top of it), is just a closed cap, that I can't seem to open, even though it says seal by hand only... The plastic cylinder makes it hard to use proper force also.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-PR4t ... sp=sharing

And in the final image, its just basically showing where the septic tank is buried and how there is no vent in sight.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-PR4t ... sp=sharing

With all that said, there is stink coming from that white cylinder. Do I need to hook up a vertical pipe with a carbon filter? Why does it stink, why did he seal it off and not place a vent?

Thanks for the help in advance, and for taking the time to help me out!
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