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What you’re describing sounds like a combination of negative pressure in the compartment that the drain pan connected to and an incorrectly sized p-trap on the condensate drain. The depth of the t-prap has to be greater than the negative pressure in inches of water column of the compartment where the drain is connected to. A t-prap with insufficient depth, ...


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It's called a "standing waste". It works just like you say. The cone at the base of the inner tube seals against a flange and the water must fill the outer tube (attached to your floor) before (over)flowing down the inner tube. Here's a pic since words are useless for describing this kind of thing. Here's some in-depth discussion on resolving a clog on ...


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The plumber's putty will not work, pull it all out of there please. The pop-up assy. should have included a fairly thick tapered rubber gasket to seal against the underside of the drain hole. This gasket has a flat back for the "crappy plastic" washers to rest against, those are actually friction rings designed to let the nut spin freely and press up against ...


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I wouldn't go forward with that plan. Diverting the water three feet away from the foundation won't stop the water from getting to your foundation. You need to put a french drain in and ensure that there is an outlet for the water to go somewhere where it won't damange anything. You can buy premade french drain material at your local home improvement ...


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1 1/2" ABS P-Trap kit 1 1/2" ABS slip X slip elbow slip joint style fitting, do not use these fitting inside the wall, ever. universal (or "all purpose") glue, make sure it says PVC and ABS


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There are many ways to assemble the new drain. Assuming the 1 1/2" pipe is threaded: 1) screw an 1 1/2" ABS female adapter to the pipe. 2) using a short piece of 1 1/2" ABS pipe, glue an 1 1/2" ABS slip X slip elbow on, so it ends up facing out towards where the new trap will be. 3) glue a piece of 1 1/2" ABS pipe of appropriate length into the elbow ...



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