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Old 09-08-2013, 06:12 PM   #1
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smelly water

Anyone had this problem ? water from bath room faucet smells like sewer line , but all other faucets and shower does not smell ,just bath sink am getting blamed for a lot right now LOL

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Old 09-08-2013, 06:27 PM   #2
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Yup, water came out of faucet looking black and smelling horrible. Turns out that I had let it set with hot water tank full in the sun for a month or two, and the water turned septic. Drained all water. Filled to flush. Drain again. Fill with Clorox solution until have chlorine smell in all faucets. Let set all day. Drain and flush water that night. All seemed fine in the morning. Lesson learned, when it's going to set for a while, either go out once a week and drain a bunch of water from all faucets to replace with fresh, or open low point drains, and the drain valve for the hot water heater.

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Old 09-08-2013, 06:33 PM   #3
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well the water came out clear but stinks we use this trl about every four days/ the bath sink faucet is the only water that smells
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Old 09-08-2013, 06:39 PM   #4
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I'm guessing that you may have a bad vacuum breaker (gray tank vent) located under the bathroom sink. When you bend over to smell the water, you get the odor from the holding tank. I replaced my $5 vacuum breaker with a $25 unit from Lowes where the clerk told me it had solved the same problem in their camper. These vacuum breakers are really just a vent that lets air from under the vanity into the drain line when water flows from the sink to the tank. They're supposed to prevent air from escaping from the drain line into the living space when no water is flowing. Manufacturers use these vacuum breakers because it's cheaper than routing a PVC vent pipe from every drain up through the roof of the trailer.
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Old 09-08-2013, 08:42 PM   #5
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stinky water

We had the same problem with stinky water coming from the bathroom sink and ONLY the bathroom sink. The dealer thought it was just stale water coming from the hot water heater, but after several flushes, and after a few hours wait, the water would still stink BUT ONLY FROM THE BATHROOM SINK. All other water faucets didn't have the smell. I'm happy to say I solved the problem. I followed the water pipes in the basement. The lines first went to the shower then the stool, then the bathroom sink. But next is where the problem arose. From the bathroom sink the line continued on to where the washer/drier was plumed to fit. We don't have a washer but it is plumed for one. The water in the line past the sink going to the washer just sits and gets putrid. After sitting for a few hours a little of the putrid water mixes in with the water close to the sink and when the sink is turned on it is forced out through the bathroom sink. I just hooked a hose to the washer outlets and flushed out the lines and I'm happy to say no more stinky water. I talked to dealer and they couldn't believe they hadn't thought of that. I am going to install shut off valves just past the sink outlets which could be turned on if we ever install a washer/drier. Hope this helps.
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