06:05AM | 01/07/03
Member Since: 01/06/03
2 lifetime posts
I've been remodeling our master bath and in the process needed to remove the toilet and sink/vanity for several hours. Due to other issues, drains were actually exposed for a couple days. Due to presence of sewer gas odors, I put rags inside drain holes to temper the odor, but they were still prevelant in room.

I decided to re-install toilet (new wax ring). I also re-assembled P-trap where the sink was and filled with water to prohibit gas from entering room. (sink and faucets still not connected as new vanity hasn't arrived).

However, I am still noticing the odor in the bathroom. I haven't done any other plumbing/drain work in the room. With toilet installed and P-trap assembly installed (and water in bottom of trap), I would think this would eliminate the problem. It hasn't. I am at a loss to what may still be causing the problem. I have even disassembled and re-assembled the toilet again.

I doubt it is a problem behind wall as there was never a problem before, and I didn't touch any drain/plumbing beyond the toilet and where the p-trap ass'y meets the drain coming out of the wall.

Any ideas?????


07:21AM | 01/07/03
Member Since: 12/30/02
46 lifetime posts
timbo, did you pour some water into your toilet?You say you reconnected everything but did you turn the water on to fill the toilet bowl?


07:50AM | 01/07/03
Member Since: 01/06/03
2 lifetime posts
Yes, I reconnected the toilet water line so it has running water, and I've flushed it several times to ensure no leaks, etc.


08:40AM | 01/31/03
Member Since: 01/30/03
2 lifetime posts
We have a very similar problem...Did you find a solution????????????


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