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Old 04-06-2006, 04:55 PM   #1
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Bad Smell

I have noticed a very bad odor coming from under my sink area...there is a vent under sink that ends at about the level of the kitchen window...it seems to be a part of kitchen plumbing...could this be odor from grey tank? I have not tried to treat grey tank yet...I do not smell anything bad when I step on toilet flush so am not sure if my problem is with black tank...please help!!!!
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Old 04-06-2006, 05:24 PM   #2
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hot water tank?

It's not coming from your hot water is it? We have the occasional sulphur smell that comes from our hot water tank. I don't know how to fix that permanently.
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Old 04-06-2006, 06:10 PM   #3
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There should be a vent with a vacuum breaker installed thatmay be leaking a little. But also if your furnace is under the kitchen counter ( I am not sure on that model) it may be a gas leak...

Vacuum breaker is a white or tan thing that sticks out of the pipe a few inches with slots in it. I don't have a picture but I do know I have a bad one.
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Old 04-06-2006, 08:52 PM   #4
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Not hot water heater....could be vacuum breaker...I know what you mean...has some slots in the end..Where can I pick up a new breaker?... furnace is under my counter...how do I check for gas leak? Thanks for replies...
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Old 04-07-2006, 03:19 AM   #5
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Not hot water heater....could be vacuum breaker...I know what you mean...has some slots in the end..Where can I pick up a new breaker?... furnace is under my counter...how do I check for gas leak? Thanks for replies...
Home Depot or any plumbing supply store. Less than $10 for sizes to fit 2' pipe.
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Old 04-07-2006, 04:01 AM   #6
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darn, darn, darn. Wish I had thought of a vacuum breaker when I was redoing the locations of some of the partitions! I kept the old vent pipes up through the shell. Heating and bending PVC to the shell curve is a pain!
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Home Depot or any plumbing supply store. Less than $10 for sizes to fit 2' pipe.
Have to correct myself..... Before I get jumped
I ment to type 2" (as in inches). BTW I used 8 of these in the rebuilding of my beach cottage that had a slate roof and I did not want to go through the roof with standard open vent pipes. They work great, and atleast with Mississippi codes, can be terminated inside the wall cavity of a home so they shoud be fine under the counter of an AS.
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Old 04-07-2006, 04:18 AM   #8
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i believe they are called nova vents.

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Just a thought-- Have you made a thorough search in all the little nooks and crannies under the sink? Little critters sometimes die in places like that. Also, there could be a potato, onion, or other veggie that rolled out of sight and decomposed. Don't ask me how I know!

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Turn off you propane and check to see if the odor goes away. I have searched a number of times for a dead mouse only to realize that it was a small propane leak or a pilot out. Propane settles down so being trapped under the sink area is possible. When we moved into a house years ago I thought that I had a sewer gas odor . It turned out to be a propane wall valve leaking. It took us days to find it. We kept checking the plumbing.

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