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Old 08-27-2017, 11:52 AM   #1
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I have 2 1/2 baths. This smell is coming from the cold water lines only in both master bath sinks. They have separate cutoffs underneath but I think they use the same supply line. When you turn on the cold water it smells like sewer for about 15 seconds. Happens in both sinks in the master bath but no where else in the house. I have cleaned the overflow in both sinks with vinegar and baking soda. Aerators are ruled out as it doesn't occur with hot water lines. I am on a well with a Culligan softener. Traps are clean. I am totally perplexed and hope someone can help. Thanks in advance.
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Old 08-27-2017, 12:28 PM   #2
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We've ridden this horse before. Won't help duplicating it as we read them all. Hopefully the right person will pick up and will have the answer.

http://www.diychatroom.com/f7/bad-sm...s-only-537409/
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Old 08-27-2017, 01:52 PM   #3
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I tried sending you a message as I had answered your question. I had also added to the post and received no reply. Not replying made me believe you had left me. Simply stating you don't know the answer and/or chiming in to see if there's any others may help to give faith that one hasn't been deserted. So, I duplicated to see if maybe others had a response. Thanks....
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Hi,
try a plunger and or a singe use "zip-it" drain cleaner first. They look like long plastic sip ties with barbs along the sides.Just to check for the blocked drains It'll really depend on what's clogging it. You can dumping some baking soda followed by white vinegar down the drain first. The foaming action may loosen up some stuff. I'd try this a few times.
If it's more tougher stuff like hair you can try buying one of those drain snake things to help remove.
Otherwise, it's a call to the plumber.
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Old 08-30-2017, 04:36 PM   #5
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Dereklotts, his problem is with supply lines not drains, as evidenced in the other thread.
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Your well is contaminated with sulfur bacteria.
http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/e...rosulfide.html

read up on it
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I agree with dereklotts that it is a drain issue, if not a clog, maybe a vent issue like the smelly sink problem last week. Otherwise, the water should smell in the rest of the house also.
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Guys, see the link in post #2. It is well explained in that thread and the OP is adamant that the smell is not from the drain. That was my first conclusion, too. THAT's why we don't duplicate threads. Too much information is lost.
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