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06:12PM | 07/01/05
Member Since: 06/30/05
1 lifetime posts
Around two months ago, I noticed a foul odor coming from one of my new bathroom sinks. The sink is located in a double vanity just outside of the master bathroom. Six months ago I had both sinks replaced, prior to this there was no odor problem. The problem is only with one sink and the odor goes away when the water is running. About a week before I noticed the odor, both the tiolet in the master bathroom and the roof were replaced.

I had the same plumber return to correct the problem, he cleared the drain and said if the problem was not corrected he would recommend snaking the drain or it could be a venting problem, which he said could be costly.

I had never had this problem before, any suggestions on what the problem could be?


06:37PM | 07/04/05
Member Since: 05/07/05
6 lifetime posts
I had a similiar problem in one of our bathrooms. The problem here was caused by the pipe from the supply to the faucet which was replaced by the previous owners with a pipe with "rubber" on the inside. The rubber was breaking down. It smelled like sulfer. We replaced the pipe from the supply to the faucet with a copper pike and solved the problem.

I hope this makes sense. This is how the plumber who fixed the problem explained it to me. It was the third plumber I had here who finally figured it out!

Good Luck.

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