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Old Apr 16th 2007, 5:31 pm
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Originally Posted by patsywhitehair
our water fm the sink in bathroom goes straight out to open ditch, water fm toilet goes straight to cesspit ,same as shower. we live in the campo and not a new house. as i said before the smell is a bit like calor gas
My OH said after I had posted earlier that the drain from the old shower in the small bathroom ran into the pipe from the toilet. Maybe yours is the same.

I would never go in the room prior to it being redone because of the awful smell.

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Old Apr 16th 2007, 5:57 pm
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Originally Posted by patsywhitehair
no, not going to go into detail,gonna have my lunch sooooon.
no, the smell is like those calor gas fires.
The more we think about your problem the more worried we have become and think that if it was us we would get a professional in as it has the potential to be quite dangerous.

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Old Apr 16th 2007, 6:05 pm
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Originally Posted by patsywhitehair
our water fm the sink in bathroom goes straight out to open ditch, water fm toilet goes straight to cesspit ,same as shower. we live in the campo and not a new house. as i said before the smell is a bit like calor gas
Patsy,

Even though you live in the Campo as I do myself, I'm surprised that just running water from your sinks straight into a ditch is legal and good for your environment

Why not construct some decent soakaway's, otherwise your smell's will alway's be there, irrespective of good or bad + the vermin it must attract
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Old Apr 16th 2007, 6:13 pm
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Patsy,

Even though you live in the Campo as I do myself, I'm surprised that just running water from your sinks straight into a ditch is legal and good for your environment

Why not construct some decent soakaway's, otherwise your smell's will alway's be there, irrespective of good or bad + the vermin it must attract
Its probably soaking away under the bathroom. ;-(
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Its probably soaking away under the bathroom. ;-(

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Old Apr 16th 2007, 6:52 pm
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Originally Posted by Big_john
Patsy,

Even though you live in the Campo as I do myself, I'm surprised that just running water from your sinks straight into a ditch is legal and good for your environment

Why not construct some decent soakaway's, otherwise your smell's will alway's be there, irrespective of good or bad + the vermin it must attract
hi, no not all my sinks, just the one in the bathroom,and we are going to make a soakaway, dont know why the last owner didnt do it,lazy sod...
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Originally Posted by patsywhitehair
hi, no not all my sinks, just the one in the bathroom,and we are going to make a soakaway, dont know why the last owner didnt do it,lazy sod...
Hi Patsy,

Just another job on the list that has just become more urgent no doubt ....I wish you well with the digging as if not done soon as you well know the blasted ground will be sooo hard

The trouble is you never ever find out all the truths when you buy a property, there is alway's something which comes out after, and normally the things that occur are not generally good unfortunately

Good luck
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Just for info. In most older Spanish houses all the bathroom waste from the bath/shower,toilet, sink etc all goes directly down the same pipe.
Traps are not normally fitted, if you get bad smells coming from the bath ask a plumber to fit a "sifón" to the bath/shower waste. This i will stop smells from the toilet waste pipe filtering up through the bath plug hole
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Originally Posted by big wheels
Just for info. In most older Spanish houses all the bathroom waste from the bath/shower,toilet, sink etc all goes directly down the same pipe.
Traps are not normally fitted, if you get bad smells coming from the bath ask a plumber to fit a "sifón" to the bath/shower waste. This i will stop smells from the toilet waste pipe filtering up through the bath plug hole
The trap is where the pipes join, if the top of that is not sealed then you get the smell.
In this instance though, there are so many possibilities of the cause. ;-)

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thanks for all your replies. Blimey, when i came upstairs to the kitchen this morning the place reeks of this smell, as i say its not exactly a bad smell, just an odd smell, its sooooo strong. we have no gas pipes here, we only run our boiler on bottled gas.weird, will have to wait till plumber comes back to do our shower and get him to sort it, its a bit like the smell of old brussel sprouts.
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Originally Posted by patsywhitehair
thanks for all your replies. Blimey, when i came upstairs to the kitchen this morning the place reeks of this smell, as i say its not exactly a bad smell, just an odd smell, its sooooo strong. we have no gas pipes here, we only run our boiler on bottled gas.weird, will have to wait till plumber comes back to do our shower and get him to sort it, its a bit like the smell of old brussel sprouts.
Spanish drains. ;-)
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thanks for all your replies. Oh, got up this morning and the kitchen upstairs is full of the "funny smell" it smells like old brussels. we have no gas here except a gas bottle for our boiler so there is no leakage. we will have to wait for our plumber to come back to ask his advice, once again thanks to all,pat
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Hi

We had a really bad smell in our kitchen it lasted for months, the thing was it was right by the wall that divided the kitchen to the hall way and the cement between the tiles on the floor was damp (only cement not the floor it self) and the smell was only there when we had a bath and let the water out. Bathroom right down the other end of the house but did run in line with the damp patch, this lasted for months and we thought we would have to dig up the kitchen floor . Someone told us that the pipes used are not round closed in things they are like half a pipe laid in under the house and where the pipes meet to go down to the septic tank there is like a ditch where the water gathers. Now those of you that know me this is all foreign to me and very much a blue job but I am trying. OK now we had never emptied the tank in the four years being here and I'm pretty sure the peeps before us did not so we did that, then we got some of those things that you pop in the loo to help the poo in the tank make down and we (a big NO NO really if you have a septic tank) we put a couple of bottles of (I'M SHOUTING NOW) CILLIT BANG yellow top down the nearest sink which was in the shower room next to the kitchen. Then we kept having baths (never been so clean and we shared ). Well to cut a long story short after about six months I was just giving up and thought the kitchen floor must come up I noticed the cement grouting was try and the smell had in fact gone.

Now I have a new smell, I think it is my little pussy and I think it is suffering from a little incontinence, I am spending so much time on my hands and knees with my head stuck in the wardrobe sniffing it's beginning to drive OH round the bend he says he has never seen so much of my rear end as he has done this last few days. Where's the CILLIT BANG!!
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Now I have a new smell, I think it is my little pussy and I think it is suffering from a little incontinence, I am spending so much time on my hands and knees with my head stuck in the wardrobe sniffing it's beginning to drive OH round the bend he says he has never seen so much of my rear end as he has done this last few days. Where's the CILLIT BANG!!



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Now I have a new smell, I think it is my little pussy and I think it is suffering from a little incontinence, I am spending so much time on my hands and knees with my head stuck in the wardrobe sniffing it's beginning to drive OH round the bend he says he has never seen so much of my rear end as he has done this last few days.
Its moments like this that cheer my day up ..... karma on the way for making me smile
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