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Old 04-26-2012, 04:41 PM   #1
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I had someone who should have known what he was doing add a shower to a powder room(someone else who probably didn't know what he was doing added the powder room several years before) . Now after taking a shower we get a bad cabbage/garbage smell coming out of the drain. House is about 80 yrs old. Powder room was added about 20 years ago and no smell until the shower was added.

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Old 04-26-2012, 05:58 PM   #2
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Sounds like no trap or no vent.
Anyway to look under the unit? Basement, crawl space?

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Old 04-26-2012, 09:17 PM   #3
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I had someone who should have known what he was doing add a shower to a powder room(someone else who probably didn't know what he was doing added the powder room several years before) . Now after taking a shower we get a bad cabbage/garbage smell coming out of the drain. House is about 80 yrs old. Powder room was added about 20 years ago and no smell until the shower was added.
maybe the installer did not know how to plumb in for shower....seem like trap is getting syphoned allowing sewer gas into the room....or as mentioned no trap.. or vent...picture of plumbing under shower would help...
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