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Old 12-06-2010, 10:43 AM   #1
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I have had a strong sewer smell coming from the toilet. Occasionally a sort of air bubble comes up from the bowel. The smell is always there but never know when the water is going to splash over. First time scared me half to death. Thought something was coming up through the toilet after my butt.

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You either have no vent, or the vent for the drain leg has an obstruction, like a squirrel or bird in the pipe.

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First time scared me half to death. Thought something was coming up through the toilet after my butt.
That reminds me of a funny story. I'm a pretty well built guy; very few thing scare me. Well one day I was watching the news, and they had a segment about a snake getting stuck in some sewer pipes. The snake apparently had bit a man in the butt while he was doing this thing. Well one day, it was dark, and I was doing number two. My 'tool' was hanging lower than usual on that day, low enough so that one of the floating number twos came in contact with the tool. Sure enough, I freaked out, screamed like a little girl, and flung myself out of the seat. Woke up the whole darn house; pretty sure the neighbors heard too
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That's pretty nasty, but I have to admit I LOLed.
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