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dschou

04:52PM | 09/26/04
Member Since: 09/25/04
2 lifetime posts
Bvplumbing
Help! Our upstairs bathroom often smells of urine, some days stronger than others. The smell returns the day after I've cleaned the toilet seat, toilet bowl, exterior of bowl, and floor around the toilet. We do not use chlorine disinfecting tablets. We've replaced the wax ring, but that does not seem to help. I've sniffed around and think I've isolated it to the rim of the toilet bowl. Any suggestions? By the way, what damage would chlorine products do?

Thanks,

dschou

LonnythePlumber

06:36PM | 09/26/04
When you replaced the wax ring did it compress down? It should. Is the flooring around the toilet contaminated from moisture? Chlorine eats on the rubber parts in the tank but is not real bad. Most water suppliers add chlorine.

Is your flange still good? If you have plastic piping then it probably is but if you have cast iron and lead the lead breaks away from the brass flange and leaks air. Air will go where water does not. You can perform a smoke test on your system where you drop a smoke bomb down your vent and see where else the smoke comes out.

dschou

05:10PM | 09/28/04
Member Since: 09/25/04
2 lifetime posts
THanks! I'll check the flange.
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