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LawyerRon
12-16-2007, 01:24 PM
We get a bad odor from the bathtub only after someone takes a shower. It appears to be coming either from the drain, or the vent just below the spout. How does one go about getting rid of this? TIA

Redwood
12-16-2007, 05:55 PM
Remove the hairball from the drain!
have you got a pop up or grid strainer drain?

LawyerRon
12-17-2007, 07:25 AM
Remove the hairball from the drain!
have you got a pop up or grid strainer drain?

Tried that with no luck. I've put drain cleaner, acid, ect., down the drain and haven't solved the problem.

MG
12-17-2007, 08:13 AM
Acid? Yikes.

Are you sure there is a trap installed for the tub drain?

LawyerRon
12-17-2007, 08:26 AM
Well, Iím not an expert on this, but I assume it has a p-trap, if thatís what youíre referring to. Itís an upstairs bathtub.

jadnashua
12-17-2007, 08:32 AM
the overflow can be a good source of accumulated crud depending on the type of stopper that is in the drain. Some have a tube that is raised or lowered to block the drain, and the opening can catch and hold hair and crud. If yours is that type, you may want to try to remove it through the lever and clean it up.

LawyerRon
12-17-2007, 08:48 AM
Yeah, I agree, I think itís in the overflow tube. Any tips on cleaning it out? Mine has a round plate over it with a screw in the middle. The center post where the screw goes is in the way.

jadnashua
12-17-2007, 04:11 PM
Post a picture...

nadine
12-28-2007, 03:08 AM
clean first bathtub drain. What kind of odor you feel. having smelt can be predicted from where it's coming.

Redwood
12-28-2007, 05:40 AM
Does your drain have a grid strainer or, a pop-up stopper?