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Take the toilet off and check the WAX RING..replace the wax ring

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When using a wallmount toilet in the basement can the drain pipe run at floor level?

That would make for an awfully low toilet.

Why would waste and toilet paper back up in basement floor drain when toilet upstairs is flushed?

Most Likely, your pipes are all hooked up in the same system. all the pipes travel to the basement most likely.

Why would a sewer smell be coming from my bathroom Some of the smell went away after the toilet backed up and I snaked it?

You may need to replace the wax seal under the toilet.

What would cause a basement toilet to overflow clear water on its own and what do you need to check?

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Why would a basement toilet overflow without flushing?

The toilet is the lowest point, fluids seeks the lowest level, other sewage is coming up through your basement toilet. The system might be installed wrong or there is a blockage in some discharge pipes. Call a plumber, it can be really bad, when I was a kid we had our whole basement flooded with two feet of raw sewage after a big rain storm.

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Can you change a basement toilet line into a floor drain?

Yes... is the short answer. The toilet has a trap in itself. You would have to be able to break out the floor and put a P trap in the existing line

Is a toilet a bad thing to use?

Would you rather poop on your bedroom floor and have to smell it and step in it?

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Oil that has somehow gotten onto the manifold of the engine will produce this smell. Any oil leak in and around the engine will produce this.

What is a clue that the basement is sometimes wet?

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What would cause a sewer smell to fill the basement when there is no noticeable leak in the toilet piping?

Do you have a sink or basin in your basement? If so, and it has not been used in quite a while, the water in the "S" pipe could have evaporated, allowing odors from your septic system to come up through the pipes. That is the purpose of all drain pipes having the "S" shape. Many codes do not allow an S trap as it can lose its seal quite easily. One cause for the smell besides trap seal loss which would be very visible in a toilet would be that the wax gasket has deteriorated, and needs to be replaced. Also, check for any floor drains as the P trap or running trap could have trap seal loss.

Can a basement floor drain be tapped into to run the drain from a nearby newly installed basement toilet into it?

If you just plan on putting the toilet on top of the floor drain the answer is no. The floor drain if it leads to a septic system or city sewer would have a trap in the line which will not work with a toilet. Depending on the size of the pipe 3" minimum you could cut the floor and tie a toilet into the line. It would also have to be properly vented. I would consult a plumber on the job. Its also possible that the floor drain just goes to a dry well which could not be used. Even if it could not be used there are other ways to install a toilet below the septic or sewer line.

When flushing toilet upstairs toilet in basement overflows from bottom onto basement floor?

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If you leave an apple in the toilet for 3 days does it start to smell?

I would think if you leave an apple anywhere for 3 days it may begin to smell. - I usually keep my apples in the fridge.

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Hopefully after she used it, especially after doing number two's, otherwise the smell would have stunk out her attic and the whole family would have had to suffer.

Can a fish produce enough pee to make a bowl smell and would it smell like bleach?

Uhhh, it will smell if you don't change the water and it wouldn't smell as good as bleach, either. Not that bleach is all that pleasant to smell, but it's a heck of a lot better then a dirty fishbowl. Bleach would kill a fish, by the way. As would chlorine. Does your fish's bowl smell like bleach?

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no it doesnt it just smells like someone pooped in a toilet and puked, peed, and farted in the same toilet. i would recomend buyuing it to make your friends smell it. good job have fun. live life

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