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Old 12-10-2016, 11:00 AM   #1
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We had a toilet Added to our ground floor laundry room about a year ago. He tapped into the main line and also pipe our washer machine into the main line so as to drain into cesspool and not dry well. From what we remember we've never smelled a foul order but I changed out the toilet bowl about 2 months ago and we've been smelling poop amd sewage since then. I do t know how m changing out the bowl could cause this. I put the wax seal on correctly. I'm thinking there is a venting issue but like I said I believe the smell was not there prior to me installing new bowl although I could not be remembering. Would of he had to do something for venting when installing the toilet bowl and tying into the main line?

We did have our cesspool pumped and main line cleared as there was a clog and this also happened a few months ago. Could it be something at the trap? Any suggestions would be great. Thanks
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How was it "tapped" into?

Might not have a proper trap. That is problematic.
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The toilet is the trap. There must be something wrong past the toilet, or a flange sealing issue.
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The toilet is the trap. There must be something wrong past the toilet, or a flange sealing issue.
X2 on the gap in your wax seal.
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To determine if the wax ring is leaking gas, put your nose to within an inch of the toilet base and floor junction and you'll quickly be able to determine if the ring is leaking gas because you will experience a stronger odor there. It's called the poor boy sniffer method but it works.
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Thank you everyone. I'll let you know what I find.
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