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Old 07-07-2013, 05:43 PM   #1
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Open Road 36LA Black tank smell

We have a Open Road 36LA 2013. Does anyone have a sewer smell in the back bathroom? When I open the door under the sink the smell is strong. I have done everything I can think of to fix it. I have used spray and solid order controls but it is still there. I use a good product and it still smells. It is hot where we are and I donít know if that has something to do with it, or is something else is going on.
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Try the Geo method and see if it helps.

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Maybe from sink or toidy?

In the bath, you probably have a vent on the sink trap. These are one way valves, (letting air in to prevent water in P-trap from being drained) but they sometimes fail. You can test by putting a plastic bag and rubber band on to see if odor disappears. If it does, go buy a new one at Lowes, Home Depot, or plumbing supply. They are called cheater vents, are cheap and just screw on.

If your P-trap is working, it shouldn't smell, UNLESS it's bacteria in the P-trap. Running a bunch of water may help.
If not, put a little chlorox in the trap and see if it goes away. It will happen on almost any rig if left to sit too long with bio material in the tank or trap.

A running ceiling vent fan can draw fumes from the toilet when it is flushed.

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Try the Geo method and see if it helps.

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Interesting read. Do you use this method?
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Interesting read. Do you use this method?
The GEO method has worked 7 years for us.
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The cheater vent must be letting it in under the sink.
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