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Are you 100% sure it's the toilet?
I'm 90% sure the smell is coming up through the toilet but not 100% sure the issue is the toilet or something else. I ask my next door neighbor and she hasn't noticed anything different in her toilet. I think I read somewhere online about a possible "P Tube" issue in the toilet.
There is a built in p-trap, but if there is water in the toilet then it's not the p-trap. The only other source where a toilet can smell is the wax ring. Now you say it's sealed well. Are you meaning the caulking around the toilet? The wax ring is not visible without removal.
I believe the wax ring and for sure the caulking was replaced about a year ago. One of our next door neighbors said their OUTSIDE drain smells badly by the way.
Okay you can do a smoke test and find ANY source of sewer smell
Thanks. How do we do a smoke test?
I can describe it best over the phone.
Thank you. Would tomorrow work and how much would the phone call cost?Also, as I have no plumbing experience or equipment would it be best to spend money with a local plumber in case I pay you for a phone call but am not equipped to fix or assess the issue?
You can call me now if you like. Its $12 for the phone call. You need a shop vac and a coffee can.
Also a quick trip to a feed store and duct tape