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Old 02-09-2014, 09:59 AM   #31
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By "take the whole thing out" do you mean the vanity?

And see if the smell goes away?
yes. completely remove it. there will be far less damage and you will get a far better view of what is there.


no. i am sure the vanity is not smelly. unless its molded on the back.
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Old 02-09-2014, 09:25 PM   #32
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In the third photo, what the heck is that on the left? Some kind of 4" trap under the house?
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Old 02-10-2014, 07:22 PM   #33
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When you were in the crawl space any smell?

Try dumping a bottle of ammonia down the sink then run water to seal the trap up with water. Take a break to clear nose for a few hours. Then see if you can locate leak. It works better if you can hold off to spring and dump it down the roof vent. Then have a none exposed person start sniffing....

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When you were in the crawl space any smell? Try dumping a bottle of ammonia down the sink then run water to seal the trap up with water. Take a break to clear nose for a few hours. Then see if you can locate leak. It works better if you can hold off to spring and dump it down the roof vent. Then have a none exposed person start sniffing....
No smell under the house. I caught a whiff of it briefly when I was down there but only for a second.
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Wait to spring then dump a bottle of ammonia down the roof vent. You will find something.
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Wait to spring then dump a bottle of ammonia down the roof vent. You will find something.
What will that do?
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It makes one hell of a ammonia smell in your pipe. If pipe is solid you should not smell it in your house. Similar to a plumbers smoke test to find leaks. The person who dumps the ammonia cannot be the same person using the nose sniffer in the house.
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No big deal but that's some funky plumbing under there. There was no good reason to have a coupling in those supply lines. They should have used longer lines instead.
So it gets better now my faucet is leaking under the vanity. It makes sense why the coupling was used to extend the supply lines because it looks like the lines cannot be removed from the faucet and that is where it is dripping. From the pic does it look like the lines are permanently attached to the faucet?
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Looks like that was the manufacturer's intent. Does the chrome cover around where it ties in is it removable?
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Looks like that was the manufacturer's intent. Does the chrome cover around where it ties in is it removable?
Nope.
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I guess you get to buy yourself a brand new faucet.
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In the third photo, what the heck is that on the left? Some kind of 4" trap under the house?
It's the bathtub drain.
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Some of those supply lines are threaded into the body and seal with a tiny o-ring, not the normal pipe thread way. See if you can grab the line near the chrome body and unscrew by hand.

I wouldn't wait till spring for the fume test. I'd do it now-
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I know this post was years ago but I have the same issue and just saw this post. The smell is in a way sweet like toothpaste build up but yet funny like it could be mold or something. I cannot find anything and have cleaned drains. Did you ever find the root of the smell?
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Underneath my sink is a smell that could knock you out!


I am currently battling a godawful odor coming from underneath the sink in my children's'/guest bathroom. I live in the Pacific Northwest (north of Seattle, specifically), out in the "country" on 5 acres of land. We have seen everything from mice/rats, moles, geese, deer, wild rabbits, opossums, raccoons and even bears on our property/in our yard. I am aware that I've had the occasional mouse rummaging around underneath my house and even a couple times have caught one in a trap in a cabinet. I have tossed around the idea that the smell I am dealing with could possibly be that of a dead rodent/animal (even though I have a gaggle of outdoor cats that almost always kill any small rodent they spot) but now I'm really starting to question that theory. Can someone tell me how long the smell of a dead rodent would typically last? Here's my issue: the smell began as a slight odor only smelled by opening the doors underneath the bathroom sink and actually getting down low enough to have your nose in the space below sink. That started many months ago. It has no progressed to an intolerable odor that can be smelled at any point while in that bathroom. Opening the cupboard doors makes me nauseas. If the bathroom door gets shut for any length of time (15 minutes or more, heaven forbid it were to be shut overnight or something), when you finally open the door, the smell seriously about knocks you out! And by then, it's so strong that it literally seeps out into the rest of my home! And there's more. I'm starting to smell a hint of it beneath one of the sinks in my master bath. I will be calling someone to come help but came here to see if I could find some DIY help in the meantime.

(As a side note: I have a manufactured home. It was constructed in 1999 and we've owned it since 2009. The sinks/odor locations are in 2 separate bathrooms that are on opposite ends of the home. I have checked under my kitchen sink, which is basically in the middle of the house and no smell under there......Help!!!)
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