02:26PM | 12/23/08
Member Since: 12/22/08
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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.
10670 odor coming from toi


07:36PM | 12/23/08
Member Since: 04/25/05
1915 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
1626 lifetime posts
Me office1
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
661 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
661 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
1626 lifetime posts
Me office1
funny IMHO I never in my entire professional career ever heard "Quality" mentioned with the BOLD LOOK
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