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Old 01-04-2015, 10:00 PM   #16
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Yes - it was really a licensed plumber - who will not be doing any more work for us!
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Old 01-04-2015, 11:00 PM   #17
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To me your simplest fix would be to remove the drum trap and replace it with a p trap. Also, disassemble the auto air vent and make sure valve is functioning properly.
What does the stack lead to? And where is the kitchen in relation to the wsaher?
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Wow needs a major re-do, loose the AAV not gonna work in this application, depending on your code if you bump up the drain waste arm you may not need that vent at all judging from the distance in the pic, but if you need a revent that AAV will not fly.
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The kitchen is directly above. When the work was first complete all seemed fine. When we had a routine pump of our septic, the smell started coming from the kitchen sink. Turns out there was not trap there. Put a p trap in the kitchen which then triggered the basement smell. Not there all the time but really bad when shower or washer is used. Have contacted a different plumber to try to fix - selling the house and I know current set up will get flagged at inspection.
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The kitchen is directly above. When the work was first complete all seemed fine. When we had a routine pump of our septic, the smell started coming from the kitchen sink. Turns out there was not trap there. Put a p trap in the kitchen which then triggered the basement smell. Not there all the time but really bad when shower or washer is used. Have contacted a different plumber to try to fix - selling the house and I know current set up will get flagged at inspection.
You need to get an experienced contractor in to correct all that cant have it set up that way you need to correct drainage and venting
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Thanks - it WAS an experienced contractor!
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LOL if that was a licensed plumber you need to call a local inspector to look at his work.
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If that chrome thing has a spring it is not an AAV vent. It is a leak looking to happen.
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Beg to differ must have been an ex roto rooter guy who took a test a got a licence remember a licence doesn't mean you alway have experience. i can show you 10 15 guys i know here in miami all have contractors licences now give them a set of blue prints and send them off, their as confused as adam and eve on mothers day. find someone else get your money back from this joker and do it right.
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Beg to differ must have been an ex roto rooter guy who took a test a got a licence remember a licence doesn't mean you alway have experience. i can show you 10 15 guys i know here in miami all have contractors licences now give them a set of blue prints and send them off, their as confused as adam and eve on mothers day. find someone else get your money back from this joker and do it right.

I see it every day Javiles.
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