02:26PM | 12/23/08
Member Since: 12/22/08
1 lifetime posts
Hello everyone,

I have noticed a foul odor (urine-like) emanating from my toilet. It has progressively gotten stronger over time, and it is pretty strong now. I have cleaned the toilet with those blue toilet cleaners, yet the odor is still pervasive. We do have problems with hard water, as I often have to clean surface areas where water leaks from faucets. I live in an apartment complex, and so everything is pretty much shared, I am sure. I have noticed that on the base of the toilet (the bottom part where it connects to the floor), there seems to be a leak, as if the toilet might ever so slightly be coming up from the floor. There is yellow coloring and stickiness around the edges. I have mopped the floor of course, but it keeps coming back, and so does the odor, which never completely goes away. I am wondering where this strong and offensive odor could be emanating from, and if anyone has experienced this or has any suggestions on what I could do about this; it has gotten to the point where I have to light candles, constantly use sprays and keep the door closed, thank you.

You should try not to live so much, you could end up dying.


07:36PM | 12/23/08
Member Since: 04/25/05
1916 lifetime posts
That is the classic sign of a leaking toilet seal (wax ring).

And you need to get it fixed. Not only the smell but it is damaging your floor and sub-floor.

The longer it goes on the more damage that might happen until the toilet falls through.


06:03AM | 12/24/08
Member Since: 01/24/06
1548 lifetime posts
I am shocked in this day and age that some codes are so lax to allow a toilet to be installed on a wooden floor as in civilized states it states "Shall not be installed on any porous flooring"

Wood is porous and thus not the greatest idea to place a toilet that can allow mold to grow.

As Bill stated it is only a matter of time before this toilet falls through the corroded flooring.

Possibly the so called plumbers in your area should learn about a marble slab placed under the toilet to prevent this kind of foul smelling dangerous condition


04:02AM | 12/25/08
Member Since: 07/22/04
530 lifetime posts
just a picture that somebody stole.i thought it looked too perfect.Merry Christmas

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04:06AM | 12/25/08
Member Since: 07/22/04
530 lifetime posts
but that picture of that toilet is just one from the kohler web advertisment.


06:40AM | 12/25/08
Member Since: 01/24/06
1548 lifetime posts
funny IMHO I never in my entire professional career ever heard "Quality" mentioned with the BOLD LOOK


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