Paint thinner smell in bathroom

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  1. SorryBoff

    SorryBoff Well-Known Member

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    Anybody ever get this unexplained smell in their house like turpentine? I assumed it was coming from the drains wondering if work was being done in the area.

    No chemicals in or near the bathroom. Sealed off the toilet with plastic, stopper in the sink drain and even wrapped the pipes and it's still there.

    Anyone ever have this happen?

    Please help my wife is driving me crazy.
     
  2. gwartney

    gwartney Unafilliated Gold

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    What about the tub/shower drain? That's usually the worst offender of sewer gas.
     
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    face palm Well-Known Member

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    your wife seems charming
     
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    Check the sink trap (that little hicky that opens and closes the drain)
     
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    Your wife secretly douches with turpentine since vinegar doesn't cut it for her.
     
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    zingger Judge and jury Gold

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    Your wife drives everyone crazy
     
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    zingger Judge and jury Gold

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    Welcome
     
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    Tell her to fucking check it herself.
     
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    No but oddly enough i just finished cleaning mine. smells all clean and shit.
     
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    before she wrecks it herself? :dontknow:
     
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    She seems to be the one bothered by the smell so she should fix it. ::p
     
  12. SorryBoff

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    Ever since she had a kid her sense of smell is insanely strong, I don't know why having a kid would affect that, but it seems as it has.

    I'm gonna have "I smell something" emblazoned on her tombstone (after she dies of natural causes of course.)
     
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    tell her to go light a candle in there
     
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    SorryBoff Well-Known Member

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    :jj: I had not considered that, but why would she then draw attention to it then?
     
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    gwartney Unafilliated Gold

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    The trap is the "S" shaped pipe that is under the drain. It has nothing to do with opening and closing the drain. It is supposed to trap water that theoretically keeps the sewer gas from coming up.
     
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    Scuse me, I pull that little stopper hicky up and clean the thing. :rolleye:
     
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    gwartney Unafilliated Gold

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    You'd better google it, Rosy the plumber. It's not the trap.
     
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    Well its clean
     
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    [​IMG] The trap is the s shaped deal. The drain closer is above it.
     
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    Its usually full of hair and gunk