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Old 10-04-2012, 12:41 PM   #11
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Sulfur bacteria from well water can introduce odor in one week's time.
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Old 10-04-2012, 12:48 PM   #12
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Sulfur bacteria from well water can introduce odor in one week's time.
Don't doubt that a bit, but the odor would be much greater when the hot water is used. If only flushing the toilet, it would only be cold water and using it every other week should keep it flushed pretty well. Still think it's a plugged or partially plugged vent or as one poster suggested a boiling battery.
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Old 10-04-2012, 08:34 PM   #13
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We found are problem with this.

There is a check valve behind the drawers on the right front where washer dryer would go. We put a plastic bag over the vent and zip tied to secure and problem solved. You need to remove a couple of drawers to get access.
I have been told a replacement is available at Home Depot.
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Old 10-04-2012, 08:37 PM   #14
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There is a check valve behind the drawers on the right front where washer dryer would go. We put a plastic bag over the vent and zip tied to secure and problem solved. You need to remove a couple of drawers to get access.
I have been told a replacement is available at Home Depot.
are you saying theres no p trap ? but instead some kind of check valve ?
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are you saying theres no p trap ? but instead some kind of check valve ?
Sounds like a "vent check" also used in mobile homes to allow piping to drain. Supposed to prevent odors out but they can hang up and allow vapor to excape.
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are you saying theres no p trap ? but instead some kind of check valve ?
They are used a lot in remodeling old homes and in new construction. Saves cutting holes in the roof for vents.
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Old 10-05-2012, 05:40 PM   #17
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There is a check valve behind the drawers on the right front where washer dryer would go. We put a plastic bag over the vent and zip tied to secure and problem solved. You need to remove a couple of drawers to get access.
I have been told a replacement is available at Home Depot.

The vent is after the p trap.
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Old 10-08-2012, 01:23 AM   #18
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36RE Foul Odor

Sorry for the delay. Been camping and had limited Computer access. Will check the w/d vent area when I am able. Put lemon scent gray water tank deodorizer and it helped some. Had shoulder surgery 1 1/2 weeks ago and small areas are next to impossible in a sling. Thanks for all the replies. Steve
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