Anything wrong with this flange?

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  1. ZackMA

    ZackMA New Member

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    Bought this house a year ago, noticed a urine smell from the toilet so I replaced the toilet with a new one. Later I was still getting the smell so I called a plumber who came and said thte flange was not level with the tile floor, so he added some spacers and it was better (that was in oct/nov). Now that its warmed up again I notice the same smell coming from the toilet. Septic was pumped less than year ago.

    I'm looking for ideas on what it could be before I call another plumber. I snapped this pic of the flange before the plumber added some spacers.
    Thanks!


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  2. leejosepho

    leejosepho DIY scratch-pad engineer

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    If the toilet is being flushed after every use, my guess would be that someone has poor aim.
     
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  4. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    spacers

    If NOT installed properly, spacers can BE the problem, rather than the cure.
     
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