Sewer Gas Smell In Windy Weather

Old 11-12-05, 09:10 AM
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Sewer Gas Smell In Windy Weather

I need help...I have a bathroom during windy conditions has a sewer gas smell.
The toilet, sinks and shower drains well, everything works OK, it just stinks during windy weather. Any solutions or ideas?
Old 11-12-05, 09:16 AM
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pt19, Welcome to the DIY Forums.
The problem sounds like a downdraft from the vent pipe. You will need to locate the "exact" point of entry. I would suggest that the wax seal on the toilet may have failed. This "should" make the smell all the time but you may just notice it more on windy days. Also, if you have a window in the bathroom in question, check around it for the smell. The wind may be bringing the smell down from the vent pipe and into a crack in a seal in the window. Good luck.

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