Water in one toilet of the house smells - just replaced the toilet - still smells.

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by jdhanson1, Nov 24, 2009.

  1. jdhanson1

    jdhanson1 New Member

    Oct 24, 2009
    We recently purchased a home that had been in foreclosure. House is on well water.

    House has one half bathroom where the water smells, it's not offensive, just has a smell that consumes the bathroom (sweet smell). I thought it was the toilet, so I replaced, still smells (I know it's the water, because if I drain toilet, bathroom does not smell). None of the other toilets, bathrooms, or showers smell??? Water taste great. I also dropped a chlorine tablet in the toilet, to see if the smell was possibly bacteria, no change. Also noted that there is some sediment in the new tank, happened pretty quickly.

    What in your professional opinion is the next step? I know I should have the water tested, but what could possibly be causing the water in the one toilet to smell? House has copper pipes, is it possible that something in the supply pipe to that specific bathroom could be causing the smell?

    It's driving me crazy. Thanks for any advice.
  2. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

    Aug 31, 2004
    Cave Creek, Arizona

    quote; but what could possibly be causing the water in the one toilet to smell

    The normal answer would be NOTHING, and therefore you have some weird problem, and might even be describing the wrong symptoms.
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  4. Scuba_Dave

    Scuba_Dave Extreme DIY Homeowner

    Jan 5, 2009
    Used to be in IT
    South of Boston, MA
    Maybe there is something dead in the wall or plumbing
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