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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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Problems unclogging a Kitchen sink drain when there is a dishwasher line attached to garbage disposal

Need some ideas on how to unclog a single kitchen sink. I have a dishwasher that has a water line going to the garbage disposal. I have tried snaking the line...but cables are too thick to put ...
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Bathtub drain leaks around edges, cannot remove drain

I have an old bathtub, and have had issues with the seal around the drain being leaky. The drain itself is utterly and completely stuck to the tub -- no idea what the previous owner may have done to ...
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When I drain my tub, the P-trap in the sink is emptied

I recently had a basement bathroom finished by a contractor. I'm noticing a problem when the tub drains. First off, the tub drains super fast, I was initially impressed, as I've never seen a tub ...
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Repair drain for two sinks on opposite sides of a wall

Doing a bathroom reno in a single floor ranch built in 1962. Two full bathrooms share a common wall. The vanity in each bathroom drains into opposite sides of a galvanized tee. Two inch galvanized ...
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Remove garbage disposal piece in bottom of sink

I am replacing a new sink in my kitchen and this piece is from the garbage disposal Do I just break the glue / putty free and pull it out?
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Drain pipe P trap leaking under sink

I removed the P trap and pipe from the old kitchen and tried to reuse it for the new kitchen remodeling: However, it's leaking water at the connection from the white pipe to the metal P trap: I even ...
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Foundation Drain - Waterproofing Membrane [closed]

Building an exterior foundation french drain and want to protect the cinder block from water. My thought was to apply some sort of waterproofing membrane to guide the water away from the wall and ...
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Relocating sink drain that goes behind the cabinets?

We just moved to a new house and I just finished taking the kitchen cabinets off and realized that my sink drain is going behind the cabinets (why?). My goal is to make it go through the floor (see ...
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How to remove shower drain cover

Right, I've recently moved into a new flat in London and it's time the drain was unblocked but I just cannot figure out how to take the drain cover off. If someone could let me know so I don't end ...
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How can I accommodate high washing machine drain flow rates with older plumbing?

Newer machines have a drain flow rate which overwhelms older drains, and there's no adjustment. The only answer I ever hear is tear up your floor and put in new bigger drain pipe. That is not an ...
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Best/Quickest way to drain hot water lines from tank?

Due to serious lack of appropriately placed shut-off valves in my house plumbing (not my fault, it came that way), I need to shut off the cold water supply to my gas hot water heater so I can replace ...
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How to convert 1 1/2 inch drain pipe to 2 inches coming from my basement floor?

I need to have washer and laundry sink installed in my basement. Washer drain needs to be 2". I have only 1 1/2" pipe. Do I need to replace that cleanup box? Lokks like all this is glued together. I'm ...
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Where to pour bleach solution to unclog AC drain

I don’t see the opening to pour a bleach solution into on my current system. Old ones had a cap that I could remove. Any ideas? The pic shows the systems drain pipes.
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New construction, who is responsible for water drainage?

We moved into our new construction and opted to do the landscaping at a later time. I have already put downspouts and extensions to get the water 20 ft away from the house. However, the way the land ...
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Tum toe tap drain removal

I am trying to clear a clog in my bath drain with toe touch stop. I have removed the top portion by unscrewing it. I can’t turn the screw in the bottom portion at all. How can I get it out? Thanks!
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How do I get a tub drain line to work with this setup?

I removed an old bathtub from a friends house and of course, its not anything typical. The bathroom is in a basement with a small sub floor. The hole into the slab is directly below the bathtub ...
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Is this a drain fly? [closed]

The fly/moths have been increasing in my apartment. All my windows are closed. All summer there would occasionally be a few in my bathroom, and in the past week I sometimes come home to find tens of ...
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How to remove shower drain

My shower drain is clogged. I want to open the drain cover, but I can't get it off (see picture of drain cover) How should this be opened: prying it off or unscrewing it? Regards, UPDATE This ...
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How do i open my toe touch drain stopper

I just got out of the bathtub of my new apartment where I was taking a soak and I went to push my toe touch bath stopper which I have never used before but it seems to be stuck and the fact that I ...
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Basement has crack over a drain run no water leaking

I'm trying to figure out how concerned to be. Most of the basement has slate tile, but I tore out a kitchen, and discovered this crack running from the nearest wall, to the sink drain, and on across ...
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How to tell if lightly clogged shower drain has a venting problem?

I have a shower drain that was snaked a few months ago and has started having a very light back up again. After maybe 5 seconds of unenthusiastic plunger work, it clears up just fine. But come back an ...
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How to connect plumbing to a trap adapter which is already installed?

I'm replacing the drain plumbing from my bathroom sink, and there is currently a 1-1/4" male threaded PVC fitting coming from the wall, which I assume is a trap adapter that was installed at some ...
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Washer drain pan installation

I am trying to install the drain pan for the washer. I found the pipe to fit in the drain pipe underneath the tile.(when I put 3/4 inch pipe inside the pipe underneath the tile, it goes few inches ...
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Are these bends in the tub drain going to be an issue?

Im getting ready to run the drain for my basement bathroom but I'm concerned that I have too many turns in the tub drain. I had to start in the wrong direction in order to pick up a wall for a vent. ...
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Washer drain pipe flush against outside wall

I am looking for a way to fix an every winter, problem with the drain pipe from our washer. We live in Alaska and we have a 1960's built ranch with no basement but crawl space under entire house (no ...
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What is the right way to use reducer gasket?

I recently found my bathroom sink drain pipe had a crack and had to replace it. At all the stores, all the replacement bathroom sink drain pipes that are sold are 1 1/4" diameter. However, ...
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Possible to drain mini split into clean out opening?

I have a mini split in a bedroom that was set up so the condensed water drains via a plastic hose into 5 gallon bucket in the cellar. There is no proper drainage in the cellar so periodically I have ...
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How do I fix a sewer snake cable that has kinked inside the spooler cage?

I had to snake out my sewer this weekend and rented a large sewer snake from the hardware store. When I hit the problem area the cutting tip on the end of the cable apparently got stuck and I didn't ...
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Hot water heater T&P discharge going into furnace condensate pump?

I recently had some electrical work done at my house, and as part of that, the power was shut off. After a few minutes, we noticed water coming from the closet containing the hot water heater and ...
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What to do for unused shower drain? (Prevent sewer vapors and mosquito larvae.)

I have a shower stall with a drain that is going unused. My first concern is that if the water evaporates out of the plumbing trap below, I could have sewer vapors coming up, so I pour in some water ...
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Is this an ok construction for a bathroom sink drain?

I have a bathroom sink that is constantly clogged or running slow. I’ve cleaned out the P trap, removed the pop up drain stopper and it still ran slow. I bought a DIY snake and can’t get it past these ...
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Basement sewage ejector fed by upstairs bathrooms - try to re-plumb drain line or live with it?

Our townhouse has a sewage ejector pump in the basement since the main sewer drain line is above the basement plumbing fixtures (bathroom & washing machine). Someone (prior to us) did some ...
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Reverse Osmosis - Drain Saddle Location. Is this correct?

I installed a Reverse Osmosis system under my sink yesterday. I installed the Drain saddle between the P Trap and the Air Gap. Please see the picture where the arrow is pointing to the Drain saddle ...
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Never seen before tub overflow plate

Replacing all the tub trim including the overflow plate and drain trim. I cannot find an overflow plate like this that goes onto a threaded pipe without any screws.
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How can I reduce the sound of my HVAC condensation drain?

I recently had a brand new addition added to our house include a new master bath, plus a new HVAC system. The unit sits above the bathroom in the attic. The HVAC installer connected the drain for ...
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Bath and sink connected on same pipe - bath gurgling when sink emptied

The bath and sink are connected to the same pipe as shown on schematic below - pipe has a gradient downwards towards the main pipe (yes, I have found some people fit it with an upward gradient!). ...
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washer drain overflowing, tried cleaning vent

The drain pipe for the water coming from the washing machine overflows. I tried drano, but that did not fix the problem. I climbed onto the roof and slid the metal snake down the pipe. I met some ...
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How to prevent the washing machine outlet from backflowing to other devices

I have a washing machine that drains into a sink standpipe. I also have a clothes dryer that drains to sewage or greywater plumbing. When I connect the two via a T-piece with the dryer inlet at the ...
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I have a leaking drain in my kitchen sink

There are two washers that are constantly coming loose under my kitchen sink. I've tightened and retightened both of them with a pipe wrench, but they always come loose. They don't seem to be ...
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Is it safe to put drain cleaner down a dishwasher?

I believe, my dishwasher is not draining fully. (See separate discussion of my diagnosis here. For this question let us assume I'm correct.) We've cleaned the filter and followed the relevant ...
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How To Stop Hair Going Down Square Shower Drain

My shower drain is a 3.5 x 3.5" square with largish holes. I want to keep hair from getting into the septic, so under it I have a round trap that goes in the pipe. This is effective, however it gums ...
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finding the easy to install vessel sink drain stopper

I have a vessel sink which is lacking a drain stopper. The vessel sink does not have a pop out system (buttom to pop out the drain). The internal diameter is probably 1 inch. When i look for drain ...
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Cast iron drain pipe replacement

I live in a ranch with a concrete slab for a foundation built in 1956. The kitchen drain feeds into the pipe under the concrete where it is rotted or collapsed. This 2 inch pipe runs approx 18 feet to ...
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OK to drain humidifier into basement floor drain

What I have in my basement could loosely be called a drain. It doesn't have a pipe. Best I can tell, they just cut a 3 inch hole in the floor; all you see is the rocks under the floor. I've been ...
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How can I align an existing drain trap with my new kitchen sink?

Installed new kitchen sink and the drain is 4" off from the existing p-trap. The below pics illustrate my problem. Today I will buying a tailpiece with a dishwasher connect. When the tailpiece is ...
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How can I drain the hot water line in my house? (re: adding a spigot)

I'd like to add a hot water spigot to the outside of my house but my hot water heater doesn't have a shutoff for the output (ie. hot water side of plumbing). However, the cold water has a shutoff (...
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Bath tub stopper won't go down into “locked” position anymore

I took off the bathtub stopper and now, when I put it back down into the drain, it won't push down into the locked position! Gahhh.... Basically, the stopper will fit into the drain, but it's left ...
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Bathroom vanity instalation

I am installing a new vanity and the sink will be relocated about 12” off set from the exit pipe coming out of the wall. Is this a problem? And should the P-trap be located closer to the sink or ...
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Can a vent be started from a wye?

Is it ok to start a vent on a 45 from a wye like on this drawing? I need to clear the edge of the sink (actually a giant double compartment sink) before I can go up and start horizontal once I clear ...
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How can liquid enzymatic drain decloggers reach the clog in a toilet drain?

I added liquid enzymatic drain "declogger" (brand: Earthworm) to a clogged toilet drain that I already tried plunging. How are the enzymes supposed to reach the clog, unless the clog is in the first ...