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worms in toilet....yuck!

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by tilly10, 22 Aug 2011.

  1. tilly10

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    I have seen worms in the toilet pan several times over the past couple of years. I used to think they just crawled up the pipework...( is that possible ?)

    Now I'm beginning to wonder if there is a crack in the pipe underground and that where they are coming from.

    Or could it be birds dropping them over the stack.... is it a sort of breather pipe?

    Any ways.... I'm starting to get quite sick at the thought of worms in my loo.

    They are skinny reddish brown, and vary in size.

    We don't have a header tank in the loft, that was taken away years ago when central heating was fitted.


    And nooooo they aren't from us, having a couple of children, and dogs I know what parasitic worms look like lol
    Help.
    TIA Lynn
    Oh and are ARE alive *shudders*
     
  2. gas112

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    Change your diet time i think :LOL: :LOL:

    More than likely a leaking joint under ground
     
  3. 45yearsagasman

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    Soil pipe cracked is my guess as well. You could always take up fishing with all that readily available bait. :D
     
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    red worms are common where a drain or sewer has cracked or broken. Usually they live in the wet ground, where you find them when you dig out to repair.

    If they are in your WC trap the crack is surely very close to the WC.
     
  5. tilly10

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    Thanks guys. OH POO!!!Actually! I should have known it would be a cracked pipe under ground.... we built a conservatory a few years ago, and the foundations are over the soil pipe. Although we did bridge it with paving slabs- I guess the weight got to it.

    Oh and the loo is on the first floor so those pesky worms sure do travel lol

    Thanks again

    Lynn
     
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    No chance. :rolleyes:

    If we're talking garden worms, someones playing around.

    A photo of worms please.
     
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    Your main problem here is not the worms in your toilet, if it is a cracked drain near the house, then there will be waste water leaking out which could potentially compromise the foundations of the building, I would recommend a drain inspector to locate exactly where the damage is and go from there, a look at a program called help my house is falling down may enlighten you as to what could happen if left alone!
     
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    Worms don't climb 3m up a vertical soil pipe. :LOL:

    In which case I think the cracked soil pipe theory can be ignored.
     
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    Perhaps the worms were given a helping hand.
     
  10. tilly10

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    Oh no children here... both grown up and left. We do have grandkids, but they are babies and the worms appeared in the middle of the night... grandkids are miles away in their own homes.
    Now I'm getting really worried :(
     
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    OK could they be coming down the soil stack... stink pipe my ole dad used to call it ;lol
     
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    Next time they arrive I'll take a pic... good job my loo is always spotless eh lol]
     
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    have a look in the cistern too.

    could water from the gutters be getting into the soil pipe? it should be quite separate. these worms must be coming from somewhere damp, and not very clean.

    Are there any unused drains or capped-off pipes going to the soil stack?
     
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    Not unless you have a birds nest at the top and some damn clever worms.
     
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    If you leave a Richard the 3rd in there I can give you some tips on your diet. Too much iron or beetroot, not enough fibre etc. [​IMG]

    So a man goes down to the doctor and takes a black turd from his pocket to hand it over to the doctor and asks, "this can't be good Doc, is there something wrong with me?" :D
     
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