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Old 09-27-2013, 05:32 PM   #1
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I have been noticing an earthy smell in the dining room and bedroom above dining room for as long as I can remember. So I started digging today and discovered a partially disconnected elbow in the drainage system.

Is this enough evidence to support a smell in the 2nd floor bedroom?

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Old 09-27-2013, 05:56 PM   #2
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Are the fittings supposed to be glued or loose fitted?

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Old 09-27-2013, 06:10 PM   #3
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I guess you mean the down spout adaptors.
I never glue them.
Sometimes they need to be removed to rod out the drain lines.
It's not causing your "earthy" smell on the second floor.
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Old 09-27-2013, 07:01 PM   #4
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Just curious on why not glued... Attached is a picture of the driveway and the area above where the underground pipe is located appears to be sinking.
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