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Old 08-28-2010, 02:03 PM   #16
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Are you sure someone did not use your bucket of mud for a urinal? I have used USG SheetRock mud many times and it does not smell like urine.

A post or so back, someone suggested caulking all around the base of the toilet. Bad idea. If you get a leak at the wax seal you will not see it and it will rot out the floor. Always leave a space at the back of the toilet un-caulked, if you have a leak you will see water on the floor.

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Are you sure someone did not use your bucket of mud for a urinal? I have used USG SheetRock mud many times and it does not smell like urine.

A post or so back, someone suggested caulking all around the base of the toilet. Bad idea. If you get a leak at the wax seal you will not see it and it will rot out the floor. Always leave a space at the back of the toilet un-caulked, if you have a leak you will see water on the floor.
No I'm possitive that it was not used as a urinal I bought the 5 gallon bucket in December when I bought the house and used approximately 1/2 of it fixing some wall damage. Bucket sat in basement until April before I opened it again. I have to admit, I never noticed the fresh mud having a smell like urine but once I had it on the wall and dried it definately did. I even stuck my nose to the dried area and confirmed it. Once I primed it the smell was sealed in and I could no longer smell it.

The mudding I did in december was in the kitchen and living rooms which were connected and open and we didn't smell it then.

I can't explain it but I can confirm the smell was the dried mud.
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Old mud! I have found that once you open a bucket something in it spoils. After a few months it gets an off smell, not sure I would call it urine but I make a practice never to use an old bucket. I use setting mud (dry mix) for small jobs or when I need to finish immediately.
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Old mud! I have found that once you open a bucket something in it spoils. After a few months it gets an off smell, not sure I would call it urine but I make a practice never to use an old bucket. I use setting mud (dry mix) for small jobs or when I need to finish immediately.
Honestly I'm not a contractor and not a drywall expert. So to me I really didn't think of it as old. 4 Months old and half a bucket and seemed to have the right consistancy I just assume it's fine. lol When the mud was wet and I was putting it on I didn't notice and weird smell to it. Just seemed to come to life when it dried.
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Has anybody experienced this. There is a yellowish film that appears maybe 4-6 days after the floor is completely mopped. The film is not directly next to the toilet. It is against a wall in the bathroom. But there is no trail from toilet to the film. Craziest thing. Anyone know what is happening here. Thanks.

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