sewer smell in shower.. no trap
Posted by Jeff on May 15, 2002 at 00:24:25:
I've discovered that the shower in my garage has no trap. Basically, I could not locate a septic smell in my finished garage. So by trial and error I tracked it down to the shower drain. The garage is built on a slab, so I have no access below the shower or slab. I've been told that they (whoever built the garage) probably did not install a trap when the garage was built. The bath was built as part of the original garage. Is there any remedy to stop the smell. Right now I've duct taped the drain over, since I dont normally shower in the garage. Would installing a trap outside the house on the main sewage line help? Its about 10 feet downstream from the shower. I've been told the only solution is to rip out the fiberglass shower, and install a new one a few inches above the slab with the trap above the slab. Makes sense, but dont want to buy a new shower enclosure if I dont have to. Thanks

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