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  1. D

    New build house smell

    Hi, we just moved to a new build. There is a dreadful 'sewer' smell in the house. No outside soil stack. AAV is sited behind bath panel in family bathroom upstairs. Had this replaced as plumber thought may be faulty, no change in smell. We are one of three houses and there is a joint pump...
  2. S

    Sewage smell every time neighbour flushes Saniflo and pipe hammer

    Hi, I'm hoping someone might be able to give me some advice. I'm in a semi detached, and unfortunately our neighbour's pipework all connects to ours. We've been getting a couple of issues with the plumbing ever since he put in a saniflo downstairs 5 years ago (unfortunately he is awful and can't...
  3. S

    URGENT Is this right? - Washing machine

    Hi all, I’m having a problem with my washing machine and any help would greatly be appreciated! I moved into my new build ground floor flat just over a year ago and I’ve always had a problem with my washing machine not working correctly and leaving my clothes with a damp/stagnant water smell...
  4. S

    Why does the hot tap on my bath smell like rotten eggs

    Hi, i hope someone can help with this situation. Over the last week I’ve noticed that when running hot water for a bath it stinks of rotten eggs. This hasn’t happened before and seems to have come nowhere. We recently (about 6 weeks ago) had a couple of rads fitted in the house but I’m not...
  5. F

    Sewage stink can not find source

    I do not know anymore.i bought a home.in spain.top floor(4rth floor) I get a horrid stink in my apartment every time thebperson Below me does Laundry. Our washers are in the kitchen. So i have taken the pipes apart and they were clean inside. The smell NEVER comes from the sink but always is...
  6. R

    Ground floor flat - intermittent sewer smell

    Hi All, I live in a ground floor flat and sometimes when the back door is open get a sewer smell come into the hallway. It's very intermittent and only happens when the upstairs flat is running water. There's two drains from upstairs, one from the kitchen and then one from the bathroom which is...
  7. J

    A Smell And Water Jetting

    Hello all I will be as brief as possible. The flat i have rented has a stale drain smell in the kitchen living room. Second floor of 4 story block built in the 1980s. Stack pipe runs inside in corner of room boxed in behind tiling. After checking traps, cleaning the dishwasher and the washing...
  8. F

    Smell under my kitchen sink/ kitchen

    Hello I live in Spain, on the 4rth Floor (last floor) of an older building. I was so happy to get an upper floor,cause I know the low floors often suffer from smelly problems here However I sometimes have a horrible smell in my kitchen...a smell that suddenly comes up...AND on top it always...
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    Soil Pipe Box smell and insulation.

    Hello all, Our first post on here, so please be gentle. We are based in the UK and undergoing a kitchen renovation (not a DIY build), and just had the soil pipe box removed from the utility room (in order to make it smaller to allow us to fit wall cabinets and easily access/remove the washing...
  10. R

    URGENT Can't get rid of the smell of gas sewerage leak, under my kitchen sink.

    There is no smell coming out of my sink plughole, never has been. There are no water leaks in the piping and U-bend under my sink. Have tried on several occasions using very strong drain un-blocker and odour remover, to remove smell, but has not worked. Sink plughole never blocks up and water...
  11. bmbouter

    Strange smell downstairs bathroom, strange draining toilet upstairs...

    I live in a 2-story townhouse, and here's what I'm experiencing. # For a several years now The upstairs toilet slow-drains to the point where after being out of the house with no flushes for a day or two, you come home and there is no water in the bowl. Because of that it smells. Meanwhile the...
  12. R

    URGENT Washing machine smells

    Hi guys, looking for some help. We bought a new washing machine a few weeks ago because the old one packed in. We think there was a slight smell from the washed clothes in the old machine before it gave up the ghost Before I ordered a new one I had a look to check it wasn’t a simple issue...
  13. H

    Smell from Macerator after flushing

    Hi everyone Around two months ago I got my old macerator replaced with a new Grundfos Sololift 2 WC-3 macerator. Its been working great without any problems except in the last two weeks every time I flush the toilet, the macerator emits a foul smell when the machine is operating. The unit...
  14. C

    Self cleaning drain smell unblocking

    Hello My upstairs shower drain is smelling absolutely rotten, water is draining a little slower than normal. I’m 99% sure it’s my gf’s hair (had this issue in the past). The waste is a Crosswater self cleaning vortex style one (think it’s made by Wirquin) to go with the shower tray. It blocked...
  15. J

    Rotten Cabbage Smell From Boiler

    Rotten Cabbage Smell coming from boiler . This is the first time I’ve signed up or posted anything like this in my life time to a forum but I am at my wits end. So.***.. Rotten egg cabbage smell coming from boiler in December 2019. Thought it was gas called out cadent they got a small reading...
  16. X

    Bad smell from boiler condensation tube when running hot water

    We have noticed a bad smell when running hot water and think it might be linked to the boiler condensation pipe (the water itself doesn't smell) We noticed that the top of the condensation pipe isn't sealed properly but I have also been told that this is normal (picture attached) So far I have...
  17. PlumbingNoob

    Smelly Odour Randomly Started

    I have had a mystery smell start in my house all of a sudden. The smell is prominent in an adjoining linen closet to my bathroom and appears to e coming from subfloor. My home sits on brick piers (single story) with a dirt subfloor and forced fan subfloor ventilation installed to keep it all...
  18. J

    Hot metal/burning smell from combi boiler

    Have some problems with my boiler that cant seem to get fixed. It's a worcester bosch greenstar cdi 30 combi and it's about 5/6 year old I think. So basically the boiler has been making like a burning/hot metal smell. But it seems to only make the smell when the boiler has been like working...
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    Help! Mould smell in wetroom after slow leak and mould removed behind false wall

    Hi everyone, new to this forum and would greatly appreciate any advice. We installed a walk in shower with a false wall to conceal the shower, toilet and wall hung sink pipes. There was a slow leak which led to a lot of mould growth. We opened the shower pockets and cleaned pretty much all the...
  20. P

    Mystery Sewer Smell in House after Extension

    Hi, new poster hoping someone might be able to help me with an issue that has me at the end of my tether! For almost a year we have been experiencing intermittent sewer gas smell in our house. 2 years ago we had a rear extension done, including a downstairs WC, which involved re-routing some of...
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