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Old 07-02-2013, 10:45 PM   #1
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Basement Floor Drain Smell


Not sure if this belongs in the plumbing section, but here goes...

My house is an older property in the country with a sump pit that kicks out water to the ditch. The floor drains are old clay pipe, without a trap on the end and there is a strong musty stench that comes from the drains constantly.

I've tried to keep the water level in the sump pit high enough to keep the drains wet, as I believe the smell is coming from the dry pipe. However it is impossible to keep a water trap seal without flooding the basement.

Any idea how to fix this or improve the smell????
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Old 07-03-2013, 08:26 AM   #2
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I've tried to keep the water level in the sump pit high enough to keep the drains wet...

Any idea how to fix this or improve the smell????
Allow/encourage it all to dry out
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Old 07-03-2013, 05:32 PM   #3
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Get your basement professionally water proofed.
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