Questions tagged [drain]

Use this tag for plumbing-related drains such as under sinks, including when something is clogged it is helpful to include this so it is clear it is a drain clog.

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hose connection to sink drain broke. What can I do to fix it?

A water softener drain hose is connected to a metal drain pipe of bathroom sink. I accidentally broke it and not sure what this part is called and how to properly attach it to the metal pipe. As you ...
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Connecting water system drain line to sewer

I’m replacing my water filtering and softener system. The only drain we have in the basement is connected to the sewer pipe. The drain line for the old system are T’ed together and connected to the ...
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Help with new install of small bathroom in basement?

I'm installing a brand new bathroom in my basement! I'm a DIYer, so after lots of learning, I'm looking for some experienced advice with the layout. I've only done remodels, not new installs. I'm ...
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How to repair cracks around drain

Every time it rains (or we use the washing machine or sink), water goes down the cracks around the drain. And then it gets sucked up into the kitchen through the cement floor. How do I repair it? And ...
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How to remove a broken tub drain

By the looks of things, a "handy" homeowner glued a tub drain in place well over 20 years ago. The metal is now so corroded and brittle that it's falling apart with minimal amount of ...
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Removing Bathroom Sink Drain Assembly

I am trying to remove my bathroom sink drain as it seems the o ring has broken. I cant see any nut to unscrew, can anyone help please? Thanks.
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In search of A/C Condensate Drain Cleaning Trap

Living in south florida, I have to periodically pour some vinegar down my A/C condensate line to keep it from fouling/backing up and causing a mess. The condensate pan tablets don't seem to help or ...
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Bathroom p-trap 2in male to 1 1/4 in drain outlet

I am trying to replace pipes and trap in my bathroom sink. For some reason the drain is connected via a 2in male threaded pvc pipe. On the other end I have a "standard" 1 1/4in metal pipe (...
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Could I use silicone caulk for installing bathtub drain

I am renovating a old bathroom with cast iron tub in it. I installed the drain flange using plumber putty and to make it water proof I had to tighten drain a lot. The drain elbow is 3/8 inch below the ...
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Can I bring this drain system up to code?

I'm redoing a bathroom upstairs and a living space directly below it. I'd love to replace the cast iron & galvanized steel drain pipes with PVC while I'm here (also plan to replace the water lines ...
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Does the plumbers putty applied around shower drain need to dry up?

Does the plumbers putty applied around shower drain need to dry up? I applied some and it does not dry up, and surplus putty keeps getting out from under the drain (at the top side of the shower base, ...
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Replacement Exterior Drain top

I've just removed our drain "cover?" as it was badly damaged, but I'm not even sure of the name of it, never mind what I can replace it with. Any help appreciated. The whole this is 31cm ...
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Shower drain not level, water collects to one side of it. How can I level it without having to reinstall it?

I have a shower with ceramic tiles and a long stainless steel drain. The geniuses that installed it did not level it. The result is that water collects on one side of it. The collected water depth at ...
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Adding drain to existing system

I'm looking to add a drain line for a new water softener to my existing drainage system. It happens that where I'd like to install the new drain is right on the other side of the wall from an existing ...
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Part Identification

I'm replacing the kitchen sink and noticed this part just past the p trap on one of the 2 drains (the side with the disposal). Any idea what this is and what is its propose?
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Access required to change shower drain

I'm not handy so excuse the rough description. I think that my shower drain is leaking. There is water in the trap and the leak stopped, so I think it's something about how the drain connects to the ...
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What is the best way to correctly measure tub drain plug size?

I have a tub drain plug I pulled out because part of it is missing, in order to replace it. However, I was under the mistaken assumption that there were only a few, distinct tub drain plug sizes. I'...
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How to remove old 1-3/8" drain strainer from a bathtub?

I am trying to remove a bathtub drain as the first step of replacing the tub waste and overflow assembly... but this first step has me stymied because every method I have tried to unscrew the old ...
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Is a 45 degree turn in the vertical portion of a drain line OK?

The drain line for my kitchen sink currently drops vertically through the subfloor and makes a 90 degree turn in the joist bay below. I am relocating the sink, pushing it about 20" back, e.g., ...
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Is it safe to tie a water heater pressure release pipe into an HVAC condensate drain line?

The current setup in my basement has a long pvc pipe going from the HVAC system to a floor drain about 8 feet away. When I had a new water heater installed the plumbers put in a drain pan underneath ...
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How to stop dripping noise from A/C into drain?

My air conditioner is in a crawl space in the 2nd floor. The condenser tray has a PVC drip line that comes down through the wall and meets up with a bathroom sink's drain immediately below the crawl ...
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Gap between shower drain and pipe (plus buildup)

I recently moved to a house and decide to clean the shower drain for the first time. I discovered substantial buildup in the drain. More concerning, there appears to be a gap between the drain and the ...
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How should I go about changing my shower drain?

I have a shower drain that looks like this: And the "drain cap", if that's even the right term, looks like this: The drain cap is broken. I would like to replace the whole drain, but ...
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How to prevent a drain cover from being a trip hazard

There is a raised drain cover in a communal garden which has been highlighted as a trip hazard. I can't lower it as the surrounding earth will eventually cover it and we need access to it in an ...
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What is this pipe and can/should I tile over it?

I ripped up the stick on tile in our basement bathroom so I can install ceramic tile and there is an access port with a mystery pipe in it. The bathroom has a tub, toilet and sink already so I'm ...
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How to screw in tub draine when pipe keeps getting pushed down?

Just bought a new house where the master tub drain doesn't seal. I pulled the drain out for comparison at a hardware store, to find one of same size and similar style. Online, my wife found 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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New Kitchen sink poor drainage

After installing a new sink water backs up too quickly. If I remove the whole construction and pour directly into the sewer line it flows fine, so no line clog. I think I did mistake in positioning p-...
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Water softener - preplumb includes drain?

I'm planning to install a water softener but there is no drain, just the water pipe loop to cut into and connect up with. The plans for the house say "water softener preplumb for" - does ...
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Move Kitchen Sink Drain 18 inches

Doing a kitchen renovation and having a hard time finding a plumber. I am looking to move the kitchen sink that's at a 45 degree angle to no angle requiring me to move the drain line about 12-18 ...
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moving water away from gutter downspout

I have a dip around one of my downspouts and I have a lot of water gathering in that area when it rains. It's coming from gutter downspout and neighbors gutters. I want to install water collector (...
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Basement drain issue

I live in a house with a drain in the basement well it wasn't installed correctly, it was raised above the cement floor. So I decided I'd fix it and I did. I Broke away the the crumbling cement ...
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Bathroom sink and toilet shared drain

I don’t know how to explain it other than referring to the drawing. Due to short distance between the toilet flange and the nearest drain pipe, and limited access from the sink, I couldn’t come up ...
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How to vent a 1/4" drain tube?

I have a dehumidifier which is hooked to a 1/4" drain tube. The drain tube is not functioning because I think there is some kind of vacuum or pressure differential thing happening. I know that ...
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Ground floor toilet started bubbling randomly and the water level has risen in the toilet bowl

We live in a house, we have 2 toilets 1 upstairs and 1 downstairs. The downstairs one started bubbling vigorously and the water level in the bowl started rising. Now flushing just increases the water ...
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How to seal tub drain when the plumbing under the tub is "off" & slightly mis-aligned?

This is a newly installed tub. The last thing to do is install the drain. It threads in fine, however, the "shoe" is slightly elevated at the 12 o'clock position and tighten down on the tub ...
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Tub drain wrench doesn't fit

I am trying to replace my tub drain: I tried one of these guys: but neither end fits the hole pattern. So then I thought it had to be this one: but the "fork" side is too narrow. It looks ...
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How to replace bathtub drain stopper?

Here is picture of my tub drain. As you can see, it doesn't have smooth edge. Whenever We clean around, we see very small metal fragments come off from edge. I watched few YouTube videos on how to ...
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How to fix leak in bathroom sink at rubber gasket of drain assembly

I've just installed a new drain assembly from home depot on a new cultured marble bathroom sink. I followed the steps in this fabulous video to prevent leaks, including putty plumbers putty around/on ...
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Drain pipe issue

I recently had a concrete patio poured and I'm looking for some help on how to deal with where the water drains. I think I need some type of metered catch basin. Right now " as is" my ...
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Drain pipe and sink pipe don't line up - gas smell coming out

We installed new vanity and the drain pipe (floor) and sink pipe don't line up to install S-trap. We worked around it by installing a straight pipe but now we are getting smell coming from sewer gas. ...
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Can I Drain Basement Sink into 4ft high washing machine drain?

i want to pump the water from the sink up and over into the washing machine drain hole but nobody does this, the only way they combine the sink and washing machine drain is to drain the washing ...
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Does a kink in a snake ruin it?

I've got a hand operated drain snake which looks similar to this model: I'm trying to snake out the drain under the kitchen sink, but I have found that when I get to a certain point I'm no longer ...
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How to prevent washing machine discharge from spraying out of drain?

Since moving into a new house, we've been battling with an issue with our washing machine. We've got it plumbed in beneath a sink (as the previous owners had done) as shown in the image below: Above ...
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Dishwasher not draining and emitting a weird sound

I have a 5 years-old Whirlpool WDT910SSYM3 dishwasher and very recently it stopped draining at the end of the washing cycle. Every time I tried to make it drain, it emits a weird and unusual crackling ...
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Is this tub pop-up drain stopper fixable/replaceable?

I noticed that the cap was not upright, so I tried to unscrew the cap to reseat it, thinking someone screwed it on incorrectly, and the whole thing very easily came out in my hand. Looking down the ...
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Is this washing machine drain hose too long/ installed wrong?

Yellow is the current setup Should the hose be shortened/rerouted? I'm thinking it would have a hard time draining properly, and I believe my washing machine has issues rinsing. Could this be the ...
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Side offet linear drain

I am currently renovating my bathroom and converting my bathtub into a walk-in tiled shower. In the process of deconstruction I've noticed that I cannot center align my drain with the valves and ...
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How to offset this shower drain

I'm installing a new acrylic shower pan and the drain pipe is off an inch from where the new pan needs it to be. I don't have a ton of room to make adjustments here. I want to use a mechanical seal ...
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Is this type of under-sink connection appropriate?

I had my bathroom remodeled about 6 months ago and today I noticed water under the counter. To my completely untrained eye, the plumbing connection between the sink and the drain line looks hacky. The ...

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