Re: Septic odor coming up tub drain
Posted by More on March 11, 2002 at 21:22:24:
In response to Re: Septic odor coming up tub drain
You're a very smart lady! Your theory sounds very valid. Look at the plumbing that is exposed behind the tub and see if you can see the tub drain. Look closely and see if you can see anything that looks like larger size pipe, that may be a P trap. Can you also see the the overflow pipe that drains into the tub drain? If you can see the piping that connects to the tub drain, you might be able to install a P Trap to eliminate that horrible smell. If there is no way to install a trap because of the concrete slab, you might be able to install an exhaust fan into the vent that goes to the roof. You can have it wired into the light or bathroom exhaust fan heat circuit, so that it pulls the odor away from the tub drain, all the time the bathroom light is on. e-mail me if you need more help, at edcd@gte.net


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: Really stinky septic odor comes up through my tub drain and overflow, (as well as behind the tub where there is exposed plumbing). I live on a concrete slab and my septic is in working order. There are no odors from any other drain in my home, just the tub. It is year round, but sometimes it is worse then others, (often in winter and spring), and almost always happens during and after a bath or shower. My theory is that there may not be a working p-trap on the tub or that the trap may not be vented. Any suggestions?
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