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    I was called to a dental office to check their traps for sewer gas. Of course when I was there no smell. But after talking to the dentist he thought it was coming from the trap under the sink. Because at that sink they are cutting plaster they use a " Gleco trap system" to collect solids. Also after the trap and before it goes into the wall they have a under sink vent. Do you think eather of these two could cause a sulfur smell that is so bad they can smell it in the whole building and other times no problem.

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    Depending on what else had been put down there it certainly seems possible.

    They use a number of different chemicals and compounds in their work, who knows what does not mix well with what.
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      Re: sulfur smell

      The office building is a one story about 40' wide and 60' long. Seeing as some days no smell and other days it is bad, has been going on now for about 6 months. Is it possible that the anode rod would produce the sulfur smell under a heavy load?

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      • #4
        Re: sulfur smell

        Are they the only occupant in the building? Could be a new tenant in the building is creating the smell. Happened to us - I now know the wonderful smell produced by kim-chee.

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        • #5
          Re: sulfur smell

          Originally posted by tchads View Post
          Are they the only occupant in the building? Could be a new tenant in the building is creating the smell. Happened to us - I now know the wonderful smell produced by kim-chee.


          It's not so much the smell produced by the kim-chee,it's the smell thats produced by the human that just ate the kim-chee
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          • #6
            Re: sulfur smell

            How about floor drains or sinks without trap primers or improprerly functioning trap primers?

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            • #7
              Re: sulfur smell

              I bet if you access the stack and take in a good whiff you will find that is not the smell.I would bet there is a chemical someplace making stink for them.

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              • #8
                Re: sulfur smell

                It is probably coming from the bathroom after someone drops a duece, they may light a match afterward and that may be the suflur smell. I noticed it today in my office!

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                • #9
                  Re: sulfur smell

                  he mentioned that there is a "undersink vent", or AAV.

                  have you replaced that to see is that stops the smell?

                  Vince

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