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  1. #21
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    Default Re: sewer venting problem

    I have had a similar problem with my one downstairs bath/toilet, and one upstairs. No problem in my master bath/toilet thought. But the sewer odor really comes out when the toilets are flushed. I did replace my toilet downstairs about a year ago...after reading this, I am thinking my wax ring didn't seal well. But would that also cause the upstairs toilet smell as well?
    I thought my vent as possibly plugged on the roof....so I ran a hose down to clean it out. I actually have two vents coming from roof. I am thinking two of the toilets are on one, and one of toilets on another.
    So would a bad wax seal on my downstairs possibly cause both of my toilets to have a smell, one upstairs as well??
    Thanks for reply.

  2. #22
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    Nov 2007
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    Default Re: sewer venting problem

    I don't know for sure if that's the case but as was pointed out, properly reseating the toilet is such an cheap & easy thing to do that it's the best place to start. I was amazed that even though mine wasn't leaking water the smell came from so many seemingly unrelated places.

    Good luck.

  3. #23
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    Springfield, TN
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    Default Re: sewer venting problem

    I realize this thread is quite old but I am desperate. I have exactly the same problem in a home I recently purchased. In addition to the steps you have already completed, I had the septic line dug up and re-routed to make sure drop was adequate. As stated, only have the problem on windy days, have not noted wind direction. Also installed one new toilet and had the other reseated and caulked the outer rims. Any assistance/suggestion would be greatly appreciated.

  4. #24
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    Default Re: sewer venting problem

    Sorry, I made the rookie mistake of not realizing there were other replies, so missed a page where the answer may lie. I believe both my baths were tiled well after the house was built so the wax ring, the most obvious culprit, which I had eliminated because because of having it reseated, may be the problem after all. Will re-seat myself so that I can determine whether or not a good seal is being made. Thanks Guys!

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