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    Concern over paint stripper like smell after...

    Hi Guys , I dont know anything about diy The plastic bath panel cover on my bath came loose, and i used some of this Unibond No More Nails Tube - 234g | Wickes.co.uk - https://www.wickes.co.uk/Unibond-No-More-Nails-Tube---234g/p/190646 Uni Bond Original which seemed to work well and i left it...
  2. 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...
  3. P

    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...
  4. R

    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...
  5. 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...
  6. R

    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...
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    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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
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    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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. L

    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...
  14. 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...
  15. mrb1972

    Random bath plug hole smell and gurgling

    Hi, We moved into a new house a few months ago, we have a main bathroom (which is not used) it has a problem with the bath plug hole emitting a sewer/egg smell about every 7 days, running water down the plug hole clears the smell but only for about 7 days then it comes back again. Now a second...
  16. F

    Drainage smell in basement

    Hi, I have a built up of drainage smell in the basement where we us to have are old toilet drainage before, basically the old drainage is no longer in use and still has water standing, its under the bay window in the basement. I can access it by removing a few bricks from inside the basement as...
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    Combustion smell when boiler is working

    Hi, We have a 5 year oil warmflow combi boiler. Until last year it was regularly serviced by a qualified engineer. It has been a troublesome boiler with leaks and excessive heat ( I think) onnthe top of the boiler casing. For a little while now it has begun to smell when the boiler is working. I...
  18. C

    Mouldy / Rotten smell around boiler

    Hi All, Slightly strange query - there is a strong mouldy/rotting smell that seems to the coming from our boiler. The smell has been around for 2/3 weeks so do not think it is a dead mouse. The smell also slightly comes from the bathroom tap when we turn the hot water on. From exposing the...
  19. J

    Poo smell coming from under floorboards ensuite/bedroom

    Can anyone help me with this? I get this smell at low level - around the floor area of ensuite and bedroom floor near the ensuite - intermittently. If you put your nose down close to the ceramic tiles in the bathroom or the skirtings in the bedroom you can smell it. Can a smell come through...
  20. Nicola84

    Radiators smell when on

    Strange question but when my radiators come on I can smell a sort of burning dust smell, I've cleaned behind them however I can still smell it a few weeks on, is this normal?( I know when the heating as come on as I can smell the hot metal)
  21. L

    Eggy smell downstairs when kitchen sink used upstairs

    Eggy smell downstairs when kitchen sink used upstairs. This happens only when the upstairs kitchen sink hasn't been used for a while (i.e. 8 hours/a working day). It goes away after about 15mins or so. What is the cause and what can be done about it? Specific advice would be greatly appreciated!
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    Advice please. Overpowering cigarette smell coming from pipes underneath kitchen sink.

    Hi, I hope someone can give me some advice please. I have just moved into a property that has an overpowering smell of cigarettes coming from underneath the kitchen sink. It is really strong and making me fill unwell. There was a leak previously apparently and the neighbour below is a heavy...
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    Sewer gas smell in bathroom, advice needed

    Hi there, this is my first posting so hope I get it right, forgive me if not. (Sorry I've just realised it might have been better to post this in the bathroom forum but don't know how to move it). The toilet in our ensuite bathroom has always been slow to drain, we suspect due to not enough...
  24. N

    Dreadful smell of poo from next door

    The problem started in Oct 2018 and has been going on ever since. It started with what smelled like rancid meat or fat being heated. It was so bad in the back bedroom of the house where I usually sleep I had to open the window and keep it open open all night even though it was cold. Since then...
  25. S

    Strange sewage smell coming from behind kitchen sink cupboard

    any help would be gratefully accepted. We’ve had a single storey extension to the rear with toilet. Now we have a strange sewage like odour coming from behind the kitchen sink but not this side of the trap. The sink waste along with the new bathroom waste all now go into the soil pipe which in...
  26. J

    Help! Sewage smell & water under the house

    Hi, Please forgive my lack of experience. I am a relatively new homeowner to a fairly old semi-detached property. For the last two months, we have had a HORRIBLE smell of what smells like raw sewage to me that comes and goes, on and off but getting worse on the ground floor of our property...
  27. D

    smell from one tap. How can this happen?

    people, this is driving me bonkers ! I have a crosswater pro3000 thermostatic 3 way mixer value in my bathroom. If I fill the bath using either the fixed shower head or hand shower then the water has no odor. However, If I fill the bath using the bath tap, the water sometimes, not always...
  28. Richard Coe

    Sewage smell in bathroom

    Hi, and thanks in advance for any advice. We have been having problems with a sewage smell in our bathrooms (shower room upstairs and bathroom downstairs - share the same waste pipe). This happens particularly after our house has been cleaned, but we can't work out specifically what the cleaners...
  29. P

    Smell from bath trap.

    Hi looking for some advice thanks in advance, I have got a plumber coming over to check this problem but I don't 100% trust him as he denied it could be anything he done that caused it , but googling has led me to believe other wise. Getting an attic conversion , fitting toilet in attic on...
  30. J

    Straight Through Pedestal Trap - Bad Smell?

    Got one of these fitted on bathroom sink downstairs. Rotten egg/sewage smell coming from sink for some time now. Sink isn't blocked. Had a plumber out who cut some pipe off waste pipe (floor end) as pipe was bit bent and water had been backing up and leaking at base for a while. Leaking has...
  31. R

    Bad smell any help appreciated

    Hi everyone just after a bit of help. We bought a new house 6 months ago and now and again the bathrooms stink of a sewage type smell. This is all 3 bathrooms not just one. I have tried keeping the traps full of water but it still seems to come through. Bleach helps but doesn't last long. I have...
  32. D

    Smell from Kitchen Soil Stack!

    Hi, Looking for some advice, I am getting a drain/sewage smell coming from my kitchen soil stack. It’s always been there since I moved in only a few months ago, I had a new kitchen put in and one thing I remember is the drain pipe got bashed about a bit when the kitchen was getting done. The...
  33. B

    Sewage Smell Coming from Behind Toilet?

    Hey everyone, I'm new to the forums and have an issues with my toilet. My bathroom is without any windows, so it's quite obvious when there's any smells coming from the sewer. Behind the toilet (specifically where the waste pipe joins to the unit), there's a potent sewage smell coming through...
  34. John93

    Radiator emitting strong odor when heat goes up

    Greetings everyone, I live in a small building. My unit has 1 bedroom. The bedroom radiator has been inoperable for over 10 years. The living room rad has operated just fine in that time. It is a cast iron base board radiator powered by hot water. Not steam. This past summer a plumber was...
  35. E

    Damp smell in kitchen

    Dont know if this is a plumber issue, however, I am not sure which way to go next with it. I have a horrible damp/mouldy smell in my kitchen coming from one wall. It is a false wall and I have cut an inspection hole the smell is strong behind it. The wall covers the old kitchen wall. The floor...
  36. J

    Bad smell in porch - any ideas?

    hi, Wondering if anybody could offer any suggestions to help with our problem of a bad sewer smell coming from our porch. We have had plumbers out twice and the local water board and nobody can solve the problem, so I am looking for any extra suggestions. We have had the smell for months but...
  37. S

    Sewage smell since loft bathroom installation

    We have just installed a bathroom in our loft conversion (2nd floor) and since then the bathroom on the first floor started smelling unbelievably bad. All I know is that they didn't put a soil pipe on the outside on the house but rather on the inside. The smell in the bathroom is coming from the...
  38. P

    Sealing washing machine drain to prevent smells

    I have a washing machine that drains through a pipe connected under the sink, before the U-bend. When it drains, bad smells come up through the sink. I want to give it its own U-bend, like my dishwasher already has, but the dishwasher's drain pipe just slides in the top of a 40mm waste pipe...
  39. M

    Sewage smell downstairs toilet

    I would be really grateful for advice here. I had an extension built and as such the length of sewage pipe from downstairs loo near front door to manhole at back extended by 3m. I'm not sure if builder connected this to the run of pipes joining the soil stack with a y shaped thing but this...
  40. S

    Washing machine / kitchen sink onion smell

    Hi, Would be so grateful for any advice offered. I have an onion-like smell coming from the washing machine and the kitchen sink. The smell doesn't seem to be coming from inside the drum just around the machine. When I run a 90 degree wash and put drain cleaner down the sink the smell...
  41. S

    Very bad smell - from gutter drain pipe linked to sewer

    Hi, a sceptic tank has been installed in the estate up the road. We keep getting very very bad sewer smell at certain times of the day. It has been confirmed that this is when the tank is being emptied. My house is old and previous owner in their wisdom ran one of the 3" cast iron rain water...
  42. B

    Smell from the boiler after tank was filled

    evening everyone, First time poster here. Have always had oil heating but this is a first for me. Moved into a new house 3 months ago with a Camray 5 oil boiler installed on it. Not one issue with it. I filled my tank this week (there was still 150 litre left in it) and since then there is a...
  43. C

    Strange bin smell coming from the boiler or the pipes in the wall

    Hello, First of all, I need to say that I know nothing, absolutely nothing to plumbing. I am posting in this forum because I am losing my wits here. I bought a tenement flat (Scotland, high ceilings very old flats, stone buildings) and when I moved in just a few weet ago I noticed that the...
  44. B

    Problem with bad smell, possibly from soil stack?

    Hi all. My apologies for a newbie/DIY-style question, possibly in the wrong forum. I live in a property with a ground-floor bedroom beneath the bathroom. In the corner of the room, there is a sink inside a cupboard and, as far as I can tell, the soil stack is boxed-in and passes through this...
  45. P

    Oil Smell from Warmflow, Whitebird 70/90 Boiler

    This boiler is 13 years old and housed in the downstairs WC. Recently it began to smell strongly of oil (I don't think fume, see later) my engineer could find nothing wrong. We went away for two weeks and the boiler was turned off; on our return the smell was very very bad (obviously not fume)...
  46. P

    Boiler broken - foul acrid odour throughout house.

    My boiler is broken and I'm currently waiting for an emergency visit, but this morning I noticed there was a terrible smell in 4/6 rooms. It's strongest in the bedroom where the boiler is located. It's a very pungent, chemical, acrid smell, a little bit like rotten eggs mixed with burning tyres...
  47. R

    Most ridiculous reason for smelly bathroom?

    Here's mine. At my own house. New close-coupled toilet fitted not long before I moved in and I soon began to notice a smell of drains, particularly in the WC cistern. Toilet removed had also been close-coupled. I managed to narrow it down to being either a faulty pan casting, or a smell in...
  48. J

    Sweet smell from new warmflow B90HE

    Hi! I recently had a new condensing boiler installed (last month - Warmflow B90HE). I've had it set up properly by an oftec registered engineer after installation by the plumber. After being on for about half an hour or more a slight sweet smell gathers in the utility room were it is...
  49. N

    Foul smell downstairs when we flush upstairs

    Hello all, it's that time of the year again when plumbers can't seem to figure out the issue they were called in to check so I have to rely on the skills and experience of you lot! First floor flat + loft conversion where a Saniflo was installed. The Saniflo piping goes from back right corner...
  50. W

    Shower waste trap fitting?

    Hi all. I am in the process of taking out an old wet room and installing a shower tray. The waste to the wet room is ceramic and embeded centrally in the concrete floor. I need to run a waste from the trap on my 1100 x 900 tray. The trap is in the front corner. Im not sure how to make the...
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