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  1. #14
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    Also does the drain go to a Floor Waste ?
    If the Floor Waste dries up the smells will be sucked BackUp the AC.
    The primary function of the design engineer is to make things difficult for the fabricator and impossible for the serviceman.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Poodle Head Mikey View Post
    I sent my oldest and her mother to Ireland so they are gone. My youngest daughter just re-moved out of my house so she had Sunday Dinner at her new place this past weekend.

    Her man; John, was there and showed pictures of it while he told a story about 'the last guy who just left'.

    John works for some kind of high end auto type place. And this 'been there a few years' guy from the shop decides to leave. A nice and well thought-of type - everybody got along with and liked him. The guy gives a month's notice, says goodbye to everyone, they have a going-away party for him. His last day was a Friday.

    On Monday the first people to arrive to work thought the placed smelled 'a little funny' - but after some more people came in and the place got going again it was all fine again.

    Tuesday morning was a little worse but they opened some windows or something and forgot about it.

    John had been off for those two days but got their early on Wednesday. He said the smell was staggering, overpowering; "worse than a dead body" was his comment. When people started to straggle in he told them and they related how they 'thought something was wrong' on Monday and Tuesday.

    John searches and zeros in on a big dead fish behind some seldom used test gear under some shelves. He gets it out with a shovel, they get it all mopped up, and they puzzle over it. WTH?

    The smell doesn't really dissipate and the next morning it is Much Worse. So they all start to search. And they keep finding fish all day long. <g>

    The fish were tucked into remote corners, in little used tool boxes, up on top of high shelves, anywhere the fish were unlikely to be easily discovered.

    They can't figure it out - everybody liked the guy, he seemed to like everybody there, he liked his job, and said so. He had always been a model employee and did nice work with a smile on his face.

    No forwarding address, phone number disconnected, no social media input since the week he left. Nobody knows where he went. He said he had gotten a new job but nobody had ever called this place as a reference.

    So I guess you just never know just What is in somebody's head. They eventually had to call in a smell remediation company to get rid of the smell. <g>

    They were all big whole fish; John thought they were red drum. Gutted but with the heads on. A couple dozen - this guy was Serious! <g>

    And they were ALL big fish!! That’s hilarious!!

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    OP, you could have 20 different problems!

    I once had a building that had a sewer smell for 10 years. Building pressure and outside temp. Etc changed it. Blocked outside air, extended vent stacks, opened outside air.

    Ended up, after several smoke tests, and city flushing main lines, found multiple sewer lines had holes, and cut off vents, etc, inside walls.

    I didn’t solve the problem, but helped steer them in some kind of direction, after them spitballing for years.!!

    Sometimes just providing a structured direction of test, eliminate, repeat, is all that’s needed!

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    Yes OP
    I'v had to raise those above the roof line to solve that problem.

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