Sewer Gas Smell

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by inspectorjimo, Oct 29, 2007.

  1. inspectorjimo

    inspectorjimo New Member

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    I have been noticing a bit of drain or sewer gas smell in both bathrooms, when my wife is washing cloths and
    /or when it is windy outside. it seems to be coming from the tub drains. Not certain where to start looking for cause.
     
  2. Alectrician

    Alectrician DIY Senior Member

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    Do you USE the tubs/showers/sinks regularly? If not, the traps will dry up and let the gas in. Ive seen it before when the bathroom has 2 sinks but they only use one.

    Has the bathroom been "remodeled"? I have seen tubs/showers installed without traps.
     
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  4. inspectorjimo

    inspectorjimo New Member

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    I tried to cover all the basics concerning dry traps, venting, clogged drains. I guess it's time to get a real Plumber to help.
     
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