Stinky toilet

Old 11-03-00, 12:40 AM
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One of my 3 bathrooms has a sewer smell. It appears to be flushing well. It is upstairs and there is another upstairs bath that is fine. I am wondering if there could be a partial clog. I have small children that could put stuff down there. sally
Old 11-03-00, 02:12 AM
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A toilet acts as its own trap, and if it seems to be working well, it may be that the water in a tub or sink trap is being siphoned out due to a partially clogged vent pipe.
This will allow sewer gas to leak back into the bathroom.
Have someone check the vent stacks on the roof to make sure that they are clear of leaves, debris, etc. and snake them out, if necessary.
Good Luck!

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