I am renting a home and the landlord is in another state. Recently the master bathroom has started to have an odor like rotting shrimp come out of the drains. None of the drains are clogged and are flowing well. Just to be sure though I used Drano and the problem still persists. I had this problem once before during the first year of owning a home and it turned out to be the drain pipes were not on the correct slope and gases were getting into the house. The solution required major construction to fix it but this rental is approximately 7 years old and I would have thought that it would have surfaced by now. Could this be the same issue or is there possibly something else? I live here by myself and noone is putting anything in the toilet that shouldn’t be there.
I agree with your thoughts about the cause of the odor is likely not due to a construction slope issue as the problem should have manifested earlier. That kind of rotten smell coming out of your master bedroom drain may very well be a couple of things. First remove the P trap and give it a good cleaning. Sometimes after a lot of use, there can be a build up of all kinds of muck. The vent pipe may have an obstruction such as a birds or squirrel nest.
Can anyone help with my problem. I was recently called out to a house at which 3 of the furtherest radiators from the oil boiler were not heating. The house is up to 5 years now and there is 14 radiators in the house. A year ago an extension was built onto the house and 3 of these radiators were added on.from what i know the 3 radiators were teed from then the furthest radiator from the boiler. All 3 rads are barely luke warm.I have reduced the lockshield valves as much as i could on all other radiators but it still makes no difference and they wont heat properly. The only way i can get them to heat is if i turn of all the other radiators and they heat properly then. Once i turn all the other radiators back on they go cold again. Its a 70/90 oil boiler thats heating the house and i have worked out that its sufficient for the radiators in the house. At the side of the boiler is a wilo 6 metre circulateing pump. My question is without any disruption to the house such as digging up floors to get the radiators teed into bigger pipes, can i increase the size of the circulateing pump? I was told 2 different answers by 2 different plumbers. 1st plumber said it was ok to increase the size of my circulateing pump to something like a wilo se125 and that would solve my problem. The 2nd plumber told me that if i increase the size its going cause problem. He said that if the pump was too strong, the water would leave the boiler to fast and would not cut out on the thermostat. My house is a 1900 square foot bungalow. Can anyone tell me who is right? Your help would be much appreciated.
I tend to agree with the second plumber, though given the complexity of your heating system one would really need to get some eyes on the problem before dispensing any further advice. There are multiple potential causes to your problem. You may want to enlist the services of a plumbing engineer to provide you with a heating solution for your home before you invest any more money or time into the project.