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Discuss Mouldy / Rotten smell around boiler in the Plumbing Forum area at UKPlumbersForums.co.uk.

  1. Charlie080

    Charlie080 New Member

    Hi All,

    Slightly strange query - there is a strong mouldy/rotting smell that seems to the coming from our boiler. The smell has been around for 2/3 weeks so do not think it is a dead mouse. The smell also slightly comes from the bathroom tap when we turn the hot water on.

    From exposing the pipes, the previous owner seems to have put an odour remover in there that would indicate maybe it has previously been a problem.

    Any ideas as to what this could be?



  2. scott_d

    scott_d Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Looks like a poor install
    Where does the white pipe connect to the waste Pipework
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  3. WC1

    WC1 Active Member

    Well, those Mr Blobby solder joints definitely stink!
    Poss. dead animal esp if it only started happening a few weeks ago with no other obvious cause eg. work done.
  4. king of pipes

    king of pipes Trusted Plumber GSR

    Call a GSI in to investigate to be on the safe side . Kop
  5. Charlie080

    Charlie080 New Member

    It runs to the waste underneath the sink.

    The cupboards also have a very strong smell within them where the pipes run through.

  6. king of pipes

    king of pipes Trusted Plumber GSR

    Hopefully it's a untrapped waste but best to make sure Charlie . Kop
  7. johnduffell

    johnduffell Member

    Probably wafted through the cupboards to the boiler area, can we have a photo of any waste pipes in the cupboards nearby, also can you look under the plinth if it's removable.