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How can I unclog a continuous drain in a portable air conditioner?

I bought a 10K SACC refurb Danby portable AC. It comes with a transparent draining hose, one drain opening at the bottom, and a 'continuous' opening in the middle. Regretfully when using the middle ...
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Flushed clay cat litter once

As the title says… In a moment of lapse in judgement, I tried flushing cat litter this morning. I did it at my family member’s house while cat sitting. I immediately got my hands dirty and scooped ...
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Kitchen sink stops draining, then resumes once toilet is flushed

A strange occurrence has happened twice in one week at my home. The first occurrence: my wife was using the toilet and flushed lots of toilet paper, which slowed the emptying of the toilet bowl, but ...
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Toilet clogging and overflowing every time i try plunging it

My toilet has been clogging for a while now but usually a good plunge takes care of it. I've noticed also that the chain has come unhooked from the flusher handle a few times in the last week and I ...
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Gas oven not getting enough gas

My gas oven ignites but not enough gas is flowing through. I was able to clean all stovetop burners with a pin to unclog the gas inlets. I'm hoping that's what's wrong with the oven, but I do not ...
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Espresso machine drain line keeps clogging

I have an espresso machine plumbed in for both water intake and drainage. The water intake is working fine, but the drain line that came with the machine keeps clogging. The symptom I'm observing is ...
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What do you call a threaded sink strainer that doesn't seal when screwed-in?

Is there a keyword I can use to identify a type of sink strainer that screws into place such that it still allows water to flow when it's tightened (by hand)? I'm looking for a sink strainer for my ...
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Plumbing Nightmare - What would cause this? [duplicate]

Awful Rental House Plumbing. We moved into a 1950's house (with cast iron plumbing) on August 17, 2023. My owner is claiming that all plumbing clogs are from us, because that they did not have before ...
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Why doesn't the disk filter in my Fisher & Paykel dishwasher ever dry?

When I remove the plastic dishware grate from the drawer and remove the disk filter with the arrow, water pools here and never dries. Any advice on how to fix this? It looks like there are special ...
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clogged kitchen sink, is it the garbage disposal?

Some how a bag of carrots got put down the garbage disposal and now the sink wont drain... Garbage disposal appears to work, like the motor sounds healthy and the blades appear to spin fine... I took ...
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How to unclog too much baking soda

I was trying to clean my drain with baking soda and vinegar -- not because there was a clog but because I have a shower made of tile and wanted to try to get the nasty stuff out of the drain that I ...
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Where does my p-trap start and end

I have a clogged kitchen sink and most videos show removing the p-trap if using a plunger does not work. However, my p-trap looks different than most videos I've seen. Usually the two "screws&...
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Very Clogged Gutter Downspout

After a new roof was put on my house recently, one of my downspouts ended up completely clogged. Based on my attempts to unclog it (I have done this many times in the past at multiple paces on house ...
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How can I clear a clogged drain vent without going on the roof?

I seem to have the classic problem of a clogged vent; flush toilet and shower drain "gasps". Is there a good alternative to going up on the roof and clearing it from there? What's the ...
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My sink is not clogged but water does not drain

Our kitchen sink (which is like 2 weeks old) is clogging up... and it's really weird, because I can't find a single (physical) clog. When you fill up a basin (let's say you put in 2 liters) and open ...
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Can I remove it without destroying it - Glued P trap on clogged old laundry sink

It’s an old concrete laundry sink with a glued PVC p trap (I’m assuming) and it’s currently clogged. Snake isn’t hitting anything and isn’t making it through the p trap. It looks like there is a no ...
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What is this foam in my downspout for? Can I get rid of it?

When we had our house's gutters and downspouts replaced a little while ago, the installer discovered that the bottom (end toward the ground) of one of the old downspouts was clogged with the black and ...
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How can I resolve sagging pipes below basement floor?

Recently we started noticing several issues with drainage in our master bathroom/shower, that resulted in overflow into our downstairs kitchen sink. They look to both be on the same plumbing stack. We ...
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Is it ok to have just one big P trap at the outlet of building

My house doesn't have P trap for kitchen sinks/bathroom sinks etc.. So instead of placing a p trap for each. May I just place one big p trap where the water is discharged from the building to outside. ...
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Presumed joint clog between neighbor's kitchen sink and my shower

Saturday night, my bathtub was draining fine. No clog whatsoever, no slow drain. Sunday morning, I hear my neighbor running their garbage disposal continuously. My shower and their kitchen share a ...
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Finding the ptrap to unclog the kitchen sink

I am trying to unclog my kitchen drain and unsure if the black section in the first picture is the p-trap or not? I am trying to avoid opening up something that I should not be trying to open up. I ...
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condensate line [closed]

2nd floor condo unit sharing condensate line with 1st floor. 1st floor installed condensate pump now my condensate safety continuously goes off as there is water by the safety. We have had the ...
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How much cat litter will cause sink drain clogging?

Soaked cat litter box containing some hardened litter on bottom in sink and spilled it in sink and went down sink. How much litter will cause clog?
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How can I remove cured epoxy from a bath tub drain?

I was refinishing my bathtub and got some epoxy in the drain. It's completely clogged. I opened up the wall and took off overflow pipes and I see this flexible coupling with steel clamps but I don't ...
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Clog with Siphon jet vs gravity feed toilet

I want to replace my old toilet and I was doing some research between gravity fed vs siphonic jet toilets. When it comes to clogging, according to Internet, gravity fed toilets are better because it ...
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Can't get plumbing auger past T-junction after 90° angle

I have a clogged outbound sewage pipe below my kitchen sink. Or rather - some distance away from below my kitchen sink. I have a kind of a plumbing auger, but - its head is a bit wide (maybe 1.5-2cm ...
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What's this clogging my pipe?

About once a year I have to snake my kitchen drain line using a motorized snake like the RotoRooter folks use. I finally bought a camera to inspect the drain and found this about 10-15' past the sink ...
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Water keeps rising into toilet bowl & spilling over

For a while now my hall restroom toilet when flushing will either go down slowly, water will drain but nothing else, or just all together get clogged. I plunge over and over until it finally flushes ...
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Tub clog with no snake access

I’m trying to figure out how to snake a tub clog. The tub has a pop up stopper that won’t fit a snake. The overflow has a single bolt in the center that screws into a large piece of pvc in the ...
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Will repeated use of drain cleaning chemicals damage plumbing?

I have a bathroom sink that gets clogged (or the water goes down very slowly) about every 2 to 3 months. When it gets that way, I put some Drano down and it solves the problem. My concern is that the ...
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Why is my toilet bowl filling up?

It's been 4 months since we moved in to the newly constructed house and the septic tank is quite large (like 10 feet length, 6 feet depth and 8 feet width). Water seems to be backing up in the toilet ...
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Sink Drain Building Pressure

I live on the bottom floor of a 2 unit condo (neighbors above) and the bathroom sink seems to build up pressure in its drain and begin leaking at the tailpiece connection above the p-trap (which is a ...
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How do I remove a bottle cap stuck 3 feet down a drain line

A bottle cap (I think) fell down my sink drain and down the pipe before I could retrieve it. It seems to be the perfect size to block the drain because despite no water down the drain for a month, ...
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Faucet Water Coming Out Too Slow

The faucet in my bathroom has become really slow as far as water pressure. I suspect it must be some rock chips clogging up the faucet head. How can I remove the faucet head so I can clean up the ...
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Kitchen sink backs up after 50 seconds

A few days ago without warning, my kitchen sink started backing up. From a presumably drained state, it takes about 50 seconds for the water to back up. I've measured the fill rate as one liter in 9 ...
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How to unclog a grease clogged drain

Here's the story of my day: Water in my kitchen sink started pouring out very very slowly. I checked all the pipes, one by one, directly under my kitchen sink. One of them was clogged with grease. I ...
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How to proactively detect a clogged sewer drain pipe?

Is there a way to detect that a sewer drain pipe has clogged and is in the process of backing up? I'm not looking for a) advice like "don't put grease or tampons down the drain" or b) here ...
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Getting lint out of a 2 inch drain

I have a 2 inch drain that serves both a sink and combination washer/dryer. It has a near horizontal section and a couple of 90 degree elbows, and I fear that that section is filling with a toxic ...
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A/C Evaporator Coil - Water dripping from unknown fitting

I noticed some water dripping from my A/C's secondary condensate drain. The primary condensate drain line still has what seems like a normal flow of water coming from it, so I don't think it is ...
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What’s causing the water to come back up in my kitchen sink?

I have a clogged kitchen sink (single bin with garbage disposal). When you run the garbage disposal, it drains the sink but when I turn it off, the water comes back up and fills the sink. I tried: ...
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Unclogging sink drain with plastic pipe using snake

I am interested in a snake tool for unclogging pipes, but I want to be able to use it for a sink that does not have steel drain pipe but plastic. Is a snake safe to use for such pipes? Or what would ...
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Toilet taking several minutes to fill, doesnt fill all the way

I noticed yesterday that my upstairs bathroom's toilet takes quite long to fill after flushing. That toilet is also constantly getting clogged; a source of endless drama when it comes time to plunge ...
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Removed the toilet from bathrom in effort to get closer to & remove a clog. How do I determine if the clog is gone without putting the toilet back on?

The story of a Friend, my plunger, his auger, and my toilet. A "doo doo" or don't do situation! Hi, an acquaintance was at my house helping me with a clogged toilet. He has more gusto then ...
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Best practice to unclog calcium deposits on the water holes of the toilet seat

So, basically I live in a region where the water has a lot of limestone content and calcium gets stuck to everything. In my house one of the toilets has this issue where water comes out only from the ...
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Kitchen sink clogged

Sink is clogged. Took out air admittance valve and it works fine. Added new one and it clogged again. Outside there's not clog. I don't know what else to do
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How to unclog or flush a toilet that when plunged it pushes up the overflow tube?

I have a clogged toilet in an apartment and every time I try to plunge it with my plunger it pushes up the overflow tube(?). I've tried plunging it less and more forcefully but both just push up the ...
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How do I open this sink trap?

I have a clogged sink in my bathroom. Tried a bunch of things already, like chemicals, a pump plunger - no success. I don't know what's in there but it seems serious. The next step would be to open ...
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Pipe cleaning machine without guide hose - how to prevent tile and furniture damage?

Looking for a pipe cleaning machine, I see only the very expensive ones with a guide hose ("Spiralschutzschlauch") that will protect the bathroom from fast-rotating spiral ends (2.5 - 5 m!). ...
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Under sink has cylindrical fixture instead of J-pipe, what is it and how to clear it out?

Part of my problem is not knowing the names of what I'm referring to, so feel free to suggest title edits please. A bathroom sink is draining very slowly after someone bearded shaved, despite them ...
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Unclogging sink drain [duplicate]

My bathroom sink drain is clogged. I tried to use a hanger to remove whatever was blocking it up, and I got a nice chunk. But, I saw it was still clogged. There is a semi clear piece under the sink ...
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