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Your tub has an overflow drain. You just have to find it. Remove the two screws next to the combination drain toggle & overflow plate. Now gently pull up to reveal the overflow hole and the drain plug: Get out your snake (you've got a snake, right?) and thread it down the newly revealed hole. Also remove the single screw holding the drain screen. ...


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The cover for the bath plug includes the overflow drain. The bottom has an opening that is your overflow drain. If you remove the cover of the over flow to snake it, exercise care not to drop any parts down either drain. And be gentle with the snake so that you don't damage the drain plug assembly. If you use the plungers, remember that you're trying to ...


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When discharging directly into a waste system without a standpipe, the connections must be "tight", as with a hose clamp to an appropriately sized tube connector, as shown in the manufacturer's instructions. The standpipe method is better (in my opinion) when connecting to existing waste systems with unknown capacity, because the standpipe can be sized to ...


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I'm going to assume that there's not a trap inside the wall, but if I'm wrong please correct me. You're going to want to build a standpipe. Start by installing a P-trap into that pipe in the wall. It's hard to tell from the picture what type of pipe it is, but you'll want to use something compatible to make the connection between pipe and trap. From the ...


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All you need is a thick wire that can be bent into a U-shape at one end. Place the cover back into the outlet hole, insert the U-shaped wire into the outlet pipe and try to grab the outlet pipe to hold it in place. Lift the outlet pipe and slowly screw the top cover to the outlet. Tighten the top cover to the outlet pipe with a pair of pliers.


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I would start by removing the trap, putting a bucket underneath the tailpiece (below the sink) and just running some water and seeing what happens. Clean out the trap while you're at it and make sure there isn't a mess of hair stuck in there. If it all comes through without a problem and doesn't back up, then I would suggest buying a snake and going ...


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Bubbling of the toilet, along with gurgling sounds from drains, are usually signs of a blocked vent pipe. If your sink drains slowly at first, this is most likely the case. Unfortunately, clearing the vent often involves getting on the roof, removing anything visible on the vent pipe, and then clearing the vent with a garden hose or long snake. It's ...


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Sounds like the sink and toilet share the same sewer pipe, and that pipe is starting to get clogged. Looks like the water coming from the sink is filling the pipe and the only place for the air in it to escape is the toilet.


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Probably not, unless it's just lightly plugged with a thin flash (eggshell thickness or so) you can break through without breaking the overflow channel (either out to the underside or in to the sink bowl.) If it's a plug of thickness similar to the channel walls, I doubt you'll get through it without going wrong in one of those directions. This should have ...


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If by "bar-sink drain cover" you mean a perforated strainer like this: then it might be related to the relative "softness" or "hardness" of your water supply. Where I am from we have "hard" water (high in mineral content) which has high surface tension and will not drain as easily through fine strainers. "Soft" water has less or no dissolved minerals but ...


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Check your pop-up and clean it. You might need to replace the pop-up. Snake the drain and clean the sink before installing a new pop-up.


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I'm at a loss to explain how water is getting into the overflow area such that it runs out the inlet. Perhaps your basin has an unusual configuration that allows leakage from the faucet to collect in the overflow area. Not only is this an unusual configuration, but faucets should not be leaking anywhere as well. Even lacking a reasonable explanation, one ...


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You definitely don't want water leaking inside your walls because it will promote the growth of mold which can affect the health of your family members. It doesn't take very long for mold to grow, and once it is there, it is very hard to get rid of completely. I was recently exposed to some black mold while I was remodeling my bathroom and I ended up getting ...


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If the leak is occuring where the overflow attaches to the tub you may be able to seal it. Remove the screws that hold the overflow cover in place. Depending on the style it may also contain the tub drain lever. With the cover removed you may be able to see the contact point between the tub and the seal. Try to fill the entire sealing surface with "Plumbers ...



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