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Hello,

Thanks in advance for any assistance or suggestions.

My bathroom has developed a bit of an unpleasant sewage smell this morning. I've tried the usual fixes of running water through, but that hasn't made any real difference. Poking around I've found that our waste pipe doesn't vent externally, which was a bit surprising. A bit of googling suggests this is not uncommon if an AAV is fitted.

Looking at what is on top of our pipe, it appears to be made of polystyrene (see attached pic) and doesn't look like any of the pictures I can find of an AAV. Before I start ringing either plumbers or B&Bs, can anyone shed any light on whether this cap is what I'd expect to see or should it be some sort of plastic vented cap?

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I'm not a plumber (although I do some plumbing) and is definitely not right. Looks like it needs at the least an AAV.

Air behind water is one of the Plumbers mantras ...

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wine~o wrote:

I'm not a plumber (although I do some plumbing) and is definitely not right.



Nor me: it also looks like it might have gone out through the roof at one time.

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ayjay wrote:
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I'm not a plumber (although I do some plumbing) and is definitely not right.



Nor me: it also looks like it might have gone out through the roof at one time.


I meant to say that.

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Thanks, plumber it is then, or maybe the builder as it's been like that since I moved in when it was built 5 years ago. I have a vague recollection of the builders telling me that all the roofs came pre-built and other houses here have pipes that come through to vent externally.

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Ideally it would vent externally.

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I think that foam block is disguising an AAV underneath it. See if you can either lift the foam off or pull the insulation around it down, and take another photo

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Now why didn't I think of that... :oops:

I'm guessing that's an AAV then, is it supposed to have an insulating lump on it?

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Thanks, back to the drawing board for the source of the niff.

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No, it's not supposed have all that insulation and other crud around it. See you how get on now that it's open and the air can get in properly. If it was blocked or partially blocked there would have been some degree of syphoning which will cause drain smells (often accompanied by gurgling noises from the drain when running taps or flushing loo. etc). If it's still stinky after you've run a bit of water into every trap attached to the stack, the AAAV may be stuck (possibly as a result of being covered in all that loft insulation). It's a fairly straightforward job to replace, either for a plumber or easily DIY-able.

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The foam block on top is fine to put back, just keep the loft insulation away from it.

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An expanded polystyrene (EPS) insulation cover may be supplied with each OsmaVent 110 valve as an added
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