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Old 08-19-2014, 11:17 PM   #1
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Smelly water after flushing toilet

After flushing our toilet, the water shows clear. When it sits there for a few minutes, the water turns yellow and smells like it came from the black tank. It does not happen when running water from the kitchen, shower, or bathroom sink!!!!!!!! Is there a plumbing schematic available for my 14 Cherokee 306V water system?

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Old 08-20-2014, 02:15 AM   #2
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Have you looked into one of those cyclone attachments for your blank tank exhausts pipes? It creates a draw of air to help vent your black gases. They work really well.

You might also look into changing your black tank additives. I could be wrong, but I don't think you're looking at a plumbing problem.

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Old 08-20-2014, 06:17 AM   #3
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Yellow? This is weird?

Do you have your bathroom fan on when flushing?

Sorry no plumbing schematic.


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Old 08-20-2014, 06:36 AM   #4
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Just to clear the obvious: Are the tanks full?

Also, have you let the water from any of the other taps sit? It sounds like the toilet doesn't discolour and smell until it's stagnant, so you need to do the same with the other taps. Plug a drain and fill up a sink. Come back later to see if it's turned as well.

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Old 08-20-2014, 07:16 AM   #5
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Are you drawing water from the FW tank or using a city water connection? Either way, if I were you I would fill the FW tank and add chlorine. Then I would run the toilet water until I smelled chlorine. I would let that chlorinated water sit in that line for a few hours run some more through and let that sit for a few hours. I would repeat this process for 4-5 cycles. Then I would drain the FW tank and flush everything with clean water and see if that helps. You could have bacteria or mold in the plumbing going up to the toilet.

I don't think the smell would be coming from a waste holding tank since you state that you flush the toilet and the water is clear in the bowl and then discolors and smells over time.
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