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Bigjw 01-01-2013 08:47 PM

Smell in bathroom
I have a double wide and the back bathroom has had a smell for a long time. The two sinks have avv valves on them then there's a 1 1/2" vent going out thur the roof for the toliet and tub. I went up on roof and had someone flush toliet and u can hear the water flowing and I have had a plumber out and all the sewer pipes are clean under the house. Was Woundering if anybody knew where the smell is coming from. Thanls

Lightfoot 01-01-2013 08:56 PM

possible you may have a bad wax ring under the toilet.

Bigjw 01-01-2013 09:21 PM

Distressed old look
Was woundering how to paint tables and picture frames to make them look distressed thanks for any help

Bigjw 01-01-2013 09:25 PM

So a wax ring can be bad and not leak

joecaption 01-01-2013 09:28 PM

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Just key word "distressed painting"

Alan 01-01-2013 09:30 PM

Have you tried replacing the AAV? Those cheaper models sometimes stick open. Best route is to just swap them out and see if that fixes it.

I had a bad smell call once that I went on, crawled underneath the house and there was a dead opossum underneath it. I play in poop, but I don't haul half rotted maggot infested carcasses from under houses. Call an exterminator or wait until it's done decomposing. :laughing::thumbup:

joecaption 01-01-2013 09:49 PM

That wax ring can be leaking and getting in under the flooring.
Extremly common in mobile homes to have this happen.

dannyoung85 01-01-2013 09:55 PM

I usually paint a piece that I want to distress bright white, then sand some random places after it dries so the bare wood shows through. Then I apply a dark wood stain to the whole piece and let it sit for a minute and wipe all of the excess off. After it all dries then I cover it in a water based polyurethane. I have had good luck with this process.

dannyoung85 01-01-2013 10:05 PM

Sounds like the diaphragms on the air admittance valves you are referring to have failed and are letting sewer gas escape into the house.

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