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  1. LDS123

    LDS123 New Member

    Eggy smell downstairs when kitchen sink used upstairs. This happens only when the upstairs kitchen sink hasn't been used for a while (i.e. 8 hours/a working day). It goes away after about 15mins or so.

    What is the cause and what can be done about it?

    Specific advice would be greatly appreciated!
     
  2. Riley

    Riley S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    When you can smell the when you can smell the smell With a bucket underneath unscrew the trap underneath the sink. Is there water in it
     
  3. townfanjon

    townfanjon Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Sounds like you are loosing your “trap seal” .
    Post a pic of the trap .
    Have you the usual 4” / 110mm soil pipe outside or is your soilpipe outside ?
     
  4. rpm

    rpm Trusted Plumber

    When the smell is there use a straw or a thin piece of wood. Push it through the waste plug hole as far as you can and it should show water on it when you pull it out, if no water mark then the trap is being sucked dry hence the smells.
     
  5. rpm

    rpm Trusted Plumber

    Thinking you need a proof reader mate :oops:
     
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  6. rpm

    rpm Trusted Plumber

    Inside even jon :oops:
     
  7. townfanjon

    townfanjon Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Pi** off, you know I will scrutinise all your grammer from now on .
     
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  8. Riley

    Riley S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Used to like you Rpm:p
     
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  9. rpm

    rpm Trusted Plumber

    It wasn`t even your post that I quoted mate. :)
     
  10. townfanjon

    townfanjon Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Lol , says outside twice
     
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  11. rpm

    rpm Trusted Plumber

    I`ll get my coat.
     
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