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    DIY Junior Member ZackMA's Avatar
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    Default Anything wrong with this flange?

    Bought this house a year ago, noticed a urine smell from the toilet so I replaced the toilet with a new one. Later I was still getting the smell so I called a plumber who came and said thte flange was not level with the tile floor, so he added some spacers and it was better (that was in oct/nov). Now that its warmed up again I notice the same smell coming from the toilet. Septic was pumped less than year ago.

    I'm looking for ideas on what it could be before I call another plumber. I snapped this pic of the flange before the plumber added some spacers.
    Thanks!


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    Quote Originally Posted by ZackMA View Post
    ...noticed a urine smell from the toilet...
    Later I was still getting the smell...
    Now that its warmed up again I notice the same smell...
    If the toilet is being flushed after every use, my guess would be that someone has poor aim.
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    Default spacers

    If NOT installed properly, spacers can BE the problem, rather than the cure.
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