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  1. Plumbing
    I have been looking at some of the threads about sewer gas smell. I have this problem occasionally. House is about 60 years old built on a slab. There has been some wall and slab movement over the years because there are piers put in by a prior owner. We have a downstairs (on slab) shower...
  2. Plumbing
    I am moving my shower drain about 1 1/2' to accommodate the installation of a new custom shower. My question is, due to obstructions I am unable to put the p-trap for the drain directly under the drain. I am trying to see if it is acceptable to place the p-trap about 3' horizontally from the...
  3. Plumbing
    Hi we just bought a 1955 brick house on a crawl space foundation. We've only lived here 2 weeks and it's rained twice and both times the whole house stinks like sewer. The house had been completely remodeled with new plumbing, electrical, new roof, windows, floor etc, and pretty much everything...
  4. Plumbing
    When we moved into our home ~2 years ago, I capped off two basement floor drains that lack a P-trap. I can look straight down the drain about 8-10 inches to where it meets the pipe that leads to our stack. Our house is about 60 years old and these drains were part of the original construction...
  5. Plumbing
    Evening. I'm another of those folks with intermittent sewer smells in the basement. I'll try to be brief ... I moved into this house 6 months ago. During one of my multiple viewings, there was a sewer smell in the basement of the house. An inspector determined that the smell was coming from...
  6. Plumbing
    I'm going to be running a vent pipe from a basement bathroom up to the roof. I'd like to use iron pipe for the venting so as to avoid the possibility of somebody putting a nail or drywall screw into the pipe and allowing sewer gas to escape into the house. Is iron pipe still allowed for...
  7. Plumbing
    OK, here is a problem that has been bugging me for some time. The floor drain in our laundry room, which has a concrete slab floor, is normally odor-free. I make sure that water frequently goes into it (and I think the washing machine drains into the same pipe just past the floor drain, too)...
  8. Plumbing
    Bathtub drainpipe collapsed under slab--old problem recently discovered. New P-trap installed and new drain line installed just above collapsed pipe and tapped into main drain just before exterior cleanout. Sewer gas odor now. Where do we look?
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