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Old 06-08-2016, 07:50 PM
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OK, I am just scanning some of my construction photos....hard to tell everything but I think this is the photo showing the plumbing under the toilet.

The first elbow if from the toilet (no P Trap), but this may be normal. The second tee sweep is the vent pipe and goes up the toilet room wall.

Does this look like correct plumbing?
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Old 06-08-2016, 09:26 PM
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The sink P trap in directly under the sink in the base cabinet. Open the cabinet and you should see it.
The P trap is built into the toilet as it holds water that you can see. As someone has suggested, the wax ring may not have been installed or was not the right size for the toilet (seen this when people have tile or thick wood floors. Since gravity pulls the water down in the flush, rarely is there a leak, but gases can come back up.
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Old 06-08-2016, 10:30 PM
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considering the plumber didn't stack out the house possible theres an open vent stack within the walls
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Old 06-08-2016, 11:01 PM
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They make sewer gas sniffers that can detect leaks. You might could find a plumber that has one, but if the leak is in the wall it maybe hard to pinpoint.

You could also research about doing a smoke test on your system.
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Old 06-09-2016, 11:43 AM
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Thanks for the help guys. When I get back from Idaho next week, I'm going to replace the toilet bowl wax ring. We have tile floor, heating element, hardiback and a very thick subfloor. I'll get in there and do it myself and get a first hand look at that connection.

Depending on what I find, I can explore other methods suggested. Hope I can get this fixed!
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Old 06-11-2016, 03:07 PM
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You don't have P traps under toilets....the toilet acts as its own p trap, with the water in the bowl.
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Old 06-11-2016, 04:41 PM
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Pick up a wax ring with a flange and one without. Put the flanged ring down first and smash the edge down to the plumbing flange to make a good deal there. Then set the other on top and work them together so they seal and the toilet with set easy on both. Done this a lot with no issues.


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Old 06-11-2016, 08:22 PM
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If the flange is below the floor I would cut the pipe in the basement and re plumb correctly.
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Old 06-11-2016, 09:25 PM
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If the flange is below the floor I would cut the pipe in the basement and re plumb correctly.
+1 Yup, let that OCD kick in and do it right.
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