01:09PM | 08/29/00
Member Since: 01/11/99
2 lifetime posts
My wife continues to complain about the smell originating from our kitchen sink..We are on a septic system and we also have a garbage disposal. anyway, we've tried several things to eliminate the smell from the sink to no avail.. My question is could it be the vent stack and would extending it up higher above the roofline possibly remove the odor? I'm at a loss to what else it could be.

thanks for the help.


03:29AM | 08/30/00
Member Since: 03/13/00
1675 lifetime posts
I doubt if that is it.
Presumeably, you have tried cleaning products and drain-opening products to no avail.
Next, I would:
1) remove the trap and be sure there is nothing caught in it.
2) verify the trap has sufficient curve in it to be CERTAIN that there is no air coming back up from the system and causing the smell.

If no problems found, then my guess would be the disposer itself.


08:37AM | 08/30/00
Member Since: 01/11/99
2 lifetime posts
Thanks for the feedback.. Yeah, I've tried
some cleaning products.. I haven't opened the
trap yet, nor have I checked the slope.. could the disposal itself actually put off
an odor like that? it's 4 1/2 yrs wife said she's noticed it forever, so it just might be the trap itself..



03:40AM | 08/31/00
Member Since: 03/13/00
1675 lifetime posts
One more thought: If you remove the trap, they you can "sniff" the pipes on both sides to possibly determine the location of the smell.
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