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Posted by ed13 (My Page) on
Sun, Aug 21, 11 at 21:04

Just installed a new Toto toilet and now there is a sewer gas smell only when using the shower. Reinstalled toilet with new wax ring but no change. Ed

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RE: plumbing smells

Did you install new floors?

Hard to diagnose. The problem is a trap seal: lavatory, shower, or toilet. Or..your wax ring is not sealing.

Alot of times when a flooring install is done, the flange is not set to the correct height, causing a very large gap to be filled with wax.

Is it a new shower insatll??

If it is just a toilet replacement and nothing else, that really narrows it down to the wax ring. Did you use a deep set seal? or possibly a jumbo wax ring? That may help.

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