Originally Posted by mlenihan
We are first time home owners and relatively new DIYers so any advice would be appreciated!
I'm new here also but my home was built in 1964. Something I thought of though upon reading your post was that all 3 of my toilets are flush with the wall, but all 3 bathrooms have vents. My advice would be that if the back of the toilet has a condensation issue I would move it out a bit so that it's at least not touching the wall, unless there is something you can do with the room temperature and as far as a vent goes, I believe one should be attached to your drain line. Make sure it's not clogged or corroded somewhere if your smelling odors. Just this past month, I have had to replace all the galvanized steel nipples in all bathrooms due to their age. Like I said, my home was built in 64, this is our first home also. Found out yesterday, that the galvanized drain line from the kitchen sink had rusted through leaking undetected water into our crawlspace and underneath our kitchen cabinets which have now been ripped out and a remodel will be underway once all the mold is gone and the space is dried out. Hope I helped a little bit. More knowledgeable folks on here will more than likely give you better advice.