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    Have have a mobile home and the sinks have a slight sewer odor sometimes. I had the septic drained and I replaced the closet valves on all the sinks and also used foaming drain cleaner to clean the pipes before the trap. however I still get an odor. Any ideas on how to rectify the odor problem?

  • #2
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    Have you inspected underneath the sink and under the house? Often a sewer leak will develop and people will think it's the sink.
    Buy cheap, buy twice.

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    • #3
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      It's definitely the sink drains, I can't smell it unless I'm close to the sink (spitting out toothpaste).

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      • #4
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        you have the right size trap on it
        Charlie

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        • #5
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          if you look in the trap when you smell it is there water in it . if your vent is clogged then when you flush the toilet it can pull the water out of the trap .
          check the vent on the roof ,look down it and make sure it is clean
          Charlie

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          • #6
            Re: Closet Valves

            It smells after I run water into the sink. It doesn't smell when not in use.

            Interesting, correct size trap? What is correct? I have 2" from the bottom of the drain pipe to the top of the trap.

            The closet valves are brand new spring loaded, I check the seals for warpage before installing. There are no roof vents on the sinks.

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            • #7
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              there should be a vent for the toilet
              Charlie

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              • #8
                Re: Closet Valves

                Your oder may be coming from the overflow on the sink. When the sink stops up or you close the pop-up to fill some waste will go up the overflow and be trapped there causing smells. That may be why you only smell it when sink is used. It becomes wet. Cleaning that out may be difficult. Good Luck

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                • #9
                  Re: Closet Valves

                  How old are the pipes under the sink?? Maybe one of the seals on the trap is bad. Pin hole maybe??

                  Plumberscrack has a good point too...
                  The History of Sanitary Sewers Good site on the history of sanitary sewers and cleaners

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                  • #10
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                    try filling the sink with a bleach solution to the overflow assy. it could also be a studor valve issue

                    rick.
                    phoebe it is

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                    • #11
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                      It doesn't seem I have toilet roof vents, I do have roof vents on the showers and laundry drain by the location of the roof pipes.

                      There are no overflow on the sinks.

                      The plastic pipes are 11 years old.

                      The studor valves are new, the hardware store guy called them 'closet valves'.

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