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Discuss Desperate help needed at UK Plumbers Forums; Just a thought, and a bit of a long-shot, but I had something like this in my (city located) 2005 built err thrown up house. Turned out that the 1.5 ...
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    Just a thought, and a bit of a long-shot, but I had something like this in my (city located) 2005 built err thrown up house.

    Turned out that the 1.5 inch waste pipe from the kitchen sink was not properly fitted into the rubber reducing collar where it went into the 110mm pipe that headed off through the floor to outside and the drains. The waste pipe went into the 110mm drain well off-centre and the original installer had just shoved the collar in the drain end beside it! Effectively we had an open 110mm sewer pipe under our kitchen cupboard. Smell seemed to come and go with the weather, and sometimes (bath nights upstairs) it smelt of apple shampoo.

    You could check that something similar hasnt happened?

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    Pah - forum posted twice!
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    Hi guys to bring you up to date we did a huge investigation and found it!

    The house has a solum and we went in there, there was a pipe that had come loose and was completely open letting waste water from the shower and the washing machine etc just pour underneath the house. It appears that during this time something (I can't tell what it even was) has died in the water under the house.

    The pipe appears to have been knocked loose either when the boiler was installed, or from the washing machine spin cycle vibrating on the floor (Although I think it was likely the former!). We put the piping back together, silver-taped it to secure it and have used our vax hoover to drain the water from the solum -

    Well.... safe to say we found the source of the smell alright!

    My man spent the whole morning heaving under the house and I wasn't with him (being pregnant) I was standing outside the little door that leads under the house and even I was being sick with the smell. I can't even describe it - it was horrendous - it was by far the worst thing I've ever smelled and I have smelled some horrors let me tell you!

    However, having an answer has been a total weight off my mind. I am so glad I just didn't assume it was the septic tank now otherwise who knows what would have been the eventual outcome!

    I wanted to just say thanks to everyone that posted up ideas and advice because I really, really appreciate the expertise and the time taken to helping us out! I would never have even looked where I did if it wasn't for you guys!

    Hopefully the problem is solved.
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    See! Told you it was a floppy moist corpse!

    Glad you found it and that you came back to tell us.

    On behalf of the forum and it's members may I be the first to congratulate you on the impending birth of your wee one!
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    See! Told you it was a floppy moist corpse!
    Smug git alert!
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    Whats a solum? Bit like a cellar?

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    As far as I understand it, it's like a sub floor in a house - but can be made of dirt and ash depending on how old the building is. Ours is some concrete and some dirt in places - basically I think it's another word for sub floor, I don't know what the difference is between the two!
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    Quote Originally Posted by croppie View Post
    See! Told you it was a floppy moist corpse!

    Glad you found it and that you came back to tell us.

    On behalf of the forum and it's members may I be the first to congratulate you on the impending birth of your wee one!
    John only knows it smells like a floppy moist corpse, due to the fact he is one small step from being one.................heeheehee
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    John only knows it smells like a floppy moist corpse, due to the fact he is one small step from being one.................heeheehee
    There's a couple of years missing between marriages. I've always had the nasty feeling I was intimate with a woman who might as well have been a floppy moist corpse.

    Or was that the first wife?
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    Quote Originally Posted by croppie View Post
    There's a couple of years missing between marriages. I've always had the nasty feeling I was intimate with a woman who might as well have been a floppy moist corpse.

    Or was that the first wife?
    Cold Ethyl ? (Alice Cooper track) lol
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    You absolute savage :P
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    You absolute savage :P
    Who`s the savage Thersa?, ah forget I asked it has to be crops!
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