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VenusRising Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-02-08 03:17 AM
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It smells like something died in my sink.
I have no idea what the hell could have caused this level of toxicity, but I'm hoping the smell can be killed.

It just so happens that I'm out of bleach at the moment. :eyes:

I will be getting some just as soon as the store opens.

I don't even want to walk in the kitchen. :scared:
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mcctatas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-02-08 03:22 AM
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1. baking soda and vinegar...
that will help if you pour it down the drain.
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VenusRising Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-02-08 03:39 AM
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2. Hubby poured 409 down the drain.
It worked for a little while, but even the power of 409 is no match for what happened in my sink.

It smells like Dexter dismembered a body and put it through my garbage disposal.

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raccoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-02-08 10:42 AM
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7. Or just baking soda, if you don't have vinegar. Just shove it down the drain

without water and let it set there.

BUt first, run your garbage disposal w/ ice. It helps clean it out.






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Graybeard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-02-08 12:07 PM
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13. You can substitute lemon juice for vinegar.
Spoon baking soda down drain and lemon juice will make it foam up.
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panhead1961 Donating Member (363 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-02-08 05:16 AM
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3. Use Lye it works well - smells bad but chews through anything
Edited on Thu Oct-02-08 05:17 AM by panhead1961
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foxfeet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-02-08 10:28 AM
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4. Is your hamster missing?
:think:
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lizziegrace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-02-08 10:29 AM
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5. Ack!!
:(


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fizzgig Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-02-08 10:36 AM
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6. oh blech
i hope you got it worked out

:hug:
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hobbit709 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-02-08 10:48 AM
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8. Boiling hot water
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SoxFan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-02-08 10:53 AM
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9. So this is how they found Fawcett!
:hide:
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av8rdave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-02-08 11:34 AM
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10. Is it a sink with a garbage disposal?
If so, grind some lemon and/or lime peelings through it. The always seem to kill any lingering odors.

Good luck!
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haele Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-02-08 12:03 PM
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11. Rotting dairy and vegetable matter together -
That's what does it in our sink. It smells worse that a dead rat in the attic in the summer. We don't have a garbage disposal, and the kidlet once took out the trap and dumped the veggies in the veggie omelet she specifically asked for down the sink after "forgetting" we didn't have one (she had just come back from a visit to her bio-mom, who had one as well as a dishwasher) and didn't inform us she had until the smell three days later. It took a week of heavy duty cleaning (since we couldn't afford a plumber) to get everything out.
Even the critters were avoiding the kitchen for a couple days.

Haele
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spinbaby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-02-08 12:06 PM
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12. Baking soda and salt
About half and half. Dump about a cup down the drain, let it sit for a couple of hours, then follow with a kettle full of boiling water.


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Lance_Boyle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-02-08 12:43 PM
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14. is sink vented to the outside, or with a valve inside?
I forget the name of the valve - we had one go bad several years ago, which let septic tank gases escape into the house. Wiki calls it an AAV (air admittance valve), but I swear there was a name for it when we had to replace ours...

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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-02-08 12:46 PM
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15. Lemons, baking soda, vinegar... even oranges will help.
If you have a disposal, put lemon rinds or orange rinds through it. If you don't have those fruits handy, baking soda and vinegar will help too.

Good luck.
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fizzgig Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-02-08 01:12 PM
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17. i use lemons or limes
it really helps in keeping the smell down
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dembotoz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-02-08 01:01 PM
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16. looking at some of the other threads on the lounge today-just wait a minute
what ever it is, someone will want to come over, cookit and eat it....
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MorningGlow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-02-08 01:48 PM
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18. Coca Cola
Pour a can down the sink. It dissolves any food particles that are caught down there. Good luck!
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VenusRising Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-02-08 03:57 PM
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19. Thank you to everyone that responded.
The mystery smell is now gone.

I can breathe again! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

:grouphug:
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marzipanni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-02-08 04:14 PM
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20. Inquiring minds want to know
Did you throw "the works" down the drain? ~or~

Which toxic-smell-removing method did you try?
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VenusRising Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-02-08 04:16 PM
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21. I went with the old bleach.
I poured it down the drain, ran the disposal, and went to bed.

Woke up, no smell. YAY!
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