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    • #275924
      MasterPlumbers
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      Our place of business has a public bathroom with appr. 10 toilet stalls. We frequently have a problem with a strong smell from the sewer. Is it harmful to breathe? Is this methane gas? What can we do to eliminate it?

    • #293136
      Retired plbg1
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      You might have to reset one of the bowls, have a Plumber come out and check it out, you can take easter egg dye and put in tank or bowl and flush it down and see if it leaks out at floor, they also have eq. to test for gas.

    • #293137
      Dwpecksr
      Participant

      you can get a plumber to do a smoke test on your DWV system. The test will show all leaks.


    • #293138
      skinnyd
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      We have a similar problem in the winter at the place I work. It is usually when the floor drains dry out allowing the odor to come through.
      You might try having someone prime the floor drains.

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