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Old 01-15-05, 05:28 PM
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How do I get rid of rotten egg smell coming from basement drain?
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Old 01-15-05, 05:49 PM
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Hi Mooner,
Welcome to the DIYForums.
The smell is most likely caused by a dry trap in the drain. Pour a gallon of water into the drain to fill the trap. The "rotten egg" smell is sewer gas escaping into the home. The water fills the trap and forms a seal to prevent this. If the drain is seldom used, pour a gallon of water into the drain every few weeks to keep it filled. You may have to fill it more often if this is a heated basement as the water will evaporate quicker.
Good Luck and reply back if you have further questions.

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