Smelly Powder Room

Discussion in 'Toilet Forum discussions' started by chumbley, Apr 8, 2013.

  1. chumbley

    chumbley New Member

    Mar 1, 2010
    Doylestown, PA
    I have been replacing all 4 toilets in my house with Drake II's. The first two were done about a year ago, no issues. The 3rd one is causing me fits.

    My house was plumbed with the thick all-PVC flanges that sit just above the floor. This total height was too much for the Toto (it rocked during a dry fit test), so I replaced the flanges. I used the kind with the stainless ring, and ensured they were resting on the floor (rather than just above it as they had been). I used a standard wax ring.

    No problem with any of this so far. I've done a bit of PVC work before, and have set a few toilets.

    After this, the powder room smells of sewer. So I figure I messed up the wax ring.
    -Pull the toilet.
    -Ring looks fine. Centered on the flange, compressed evenly all around. Looks fine.
    -Clean flange and underside of toilet (nothing there - all wax stuck to flange)
    -Install new wax ring
    -Install toilet

    Same smell

    -Repeat process. Again ring looked fine.
    -Clean and repeat.

    Same smell.

    Ideas? My next step is to remove the toilet, plug the line and see if the smell goes away.

    I see no signs of leaking from anywhere at anytime (I can see the plumbing from the basement) during all of this. Toilet works fine. Smells bad.
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