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  1. #11
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    Default Re: Bathroom Odor

    Dump some water in all basement floor drains while you're at it. If it's only when you use the one powder room, you may be pushing gas out only when this room is used. If the basement traps are dry you could get the smell upstairs.

    Another place to look for strainge intermittent smells is the sink trap. If it's used for makeup or if it collects hair, you'll need to take it apart and clean it once in a while. The first shot of water in there after it stands will push the smell right up in your face. The complaint for this one is often smelly water, when it's actually a dirty drain.
    Waste not, want not.
    Use it up. Wear it out. Make it due, or due without.

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    Default Re: Bathroom Odor

    did you try putting a bead of clear caulking along the toilet bowl where it meets the floor.

    also your stack could have a crack in it. check for a hole or any signs of decay or crack.

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    Default Re: Bathroom Odor

    Quote Originally Posted by aflexjr View Post
    did you try putting a bead of clear caulking along the toilet bowl where it meets the floor.

    also your stack could have a crack in it. check for a hole or any signs of decay or crack.
    Calking around the base of the toilet will do nothing to stop sewer gas. How do you check for cracks in the stack when most of it is in the wall? Anything below the toilet would show up as a leak.

    John

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