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  1. Plumbing
    Last summer, we had the master bathroom in our 50 year old home remodeled and were not very pleased with the contractors. After all was said and done, I kept smelling a very light but foul odor in the bathroom, but I chalked it up to me being 7 months pregnant and having a super sensitive nose...
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    Hello plumbing experts, I need your help in troubleshooting the cause of a strange problem that has occurred a couple of times in my townhouse complex. The combination of symptoms doesn't seem to fit my understanding of drain hookups, suggesting there may be a mistake somewhere. Here are the...
  3. Plumbing
    Hi, Thanks in advance for your advice. I live in a house built in the 1920's. It has mostly cast iron pipes. PVC under the kitchen and bath sinks. It has one bathroom. We are connected to the city sewer system. I live in Maryland and do not have central A/C. I use window units. The...
  4. Plumbing
    Afternoon. I've had an intermittent sewer smell, as posted in here awhile back. I went up to take a look in one roof vent (will have to work on the others due to the steep roof). Took a look and saw no observable blockages, though I did see some standing water ... I would assume there's maybe...
  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
    Have a 3 story colonial built in '84. The septic tank out take pipe is located ceiling level of the basement boiler room. I had a blockage in the septic pipe with a bad back up a month ago, sewer water all over boiler rm, garage, & basement, after clean up including having tank pumped, I'm still...
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    The former owners of our log home ran all gray water (showers, washer, sinks) through PVC pipe that runs under the house in our crawl space and empties out into the woods behind the house (we're on 5 acres of hardwoods). Toilets are emptied into the septic. There is an occasional sewer odor in...
  8. Plumbing
    We have 2 bathrooms, which share a wall. I've been noticing, on and off, a sewer-like odor from the sink drain. Sometimes it's quite strong, sometimes it seems to be there for a day or more. Then it's gone. This has been happening for months. I started smelling it from the shower drain now, as...
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