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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Tub drain renovation

So I'm renovating an old, rusty tub to avoid replacing it. The drain and overflow valve were rusty and holes were made to remove them. So far, I've used Bondo to fill in gaps, which is working great....
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Removing blocked shower drain cover?

The shower drain cover of my shower seems to be blocked. I had it removed for cleaning a couple of times before simply unscrewing it. I've tried unscrewing clockwise, counter-clockwise, lifting from ...
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How fix a smoothie drain pipe in kitchen double sink

To solve the problem is de 2 draining pipe are draining too slowly ;DOUBLE SINK WITH DRAIN HOLE 40mm ;can I joint the two sink drain together with T-fitting at the center of the 2 sink and then out ...
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how can I increase the height of a driveway edge at the gutter

my driveway is near the low end of our subdivision. The drive way slopes down from the gutter. Heavy rain brings water and sand on to drive way. I have created a drain for the water. the sand remains, ...
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How can I repair or remove my bathroom sink's tailpiece?

I easily removed the S bend pipes, but the "last piece" actually in the sink is leaky. (I do not know what that piece is called.) Notice I've got it a bit loose .. close up .. close up underneath .....
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Code question about wye and 90 degree elbow

Can a 90 degree elbow be placed right next to a Wye? The toilet drains into main branch by a wye. It immediately goes into a 90 elbow to drop the main branch down to the sewer.
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Installing a fiberglass shower in basement

I have an acrylic preformed shower to install in my basement. There is a rough in drain in a 10x10 cutout. I have two questions. The shower hole for the drain is in the center of the shower so it ...
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Drain pipe under sink separated, how to fix?

What would be the best way of reattaching this pipe? Found some of this product in the tool cabinet, would it be appropriate to use here?
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Central heating drain valve won't shut

Today I drained my central heating/hot water system. This is a standard vented, pumped S plan with two electric valves and an indirect hot water cylinder, and I'm in UK. I was lucky enough to have a ...
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What’s the wonderful Double wash-basin sink Drain pipe design [closed]

Two sink between are same size..the drain point also at the same high !!can any else help me to solve this problem?its have been annoying for 2month
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Washing machine drain confusion

I just got a new washing machine, and am trying to figure out how to connect the drain hose to my home's 1950's plumbing. The old 1" washing machine hose ran directly from the back of the machine and ...
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What’s this pipe outlet looking thing on the wall below sink?

Is this what’s known as a drum trap? What do I need to do with this?
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Extending a U-shaped sink trap

As shown in the picture below, I'd like to extend a U sink trap to receive drainage from an appliance. However if I replace the dip tube (marked as 1) with variant that has the extra input, the U trap ...
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How do you add a T join in to an existing underground drain pipe?

I have an existing drain pipe that takes water from our roof catchment, and sends it down into our drinking water tank (this is our household water supply). We now have a new building, and I wish to ...
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Basement bath: Can I tie a wet bar sink into bathroom vanity drain?

I've seen similar questions asked, but there seem to be enough variables that I'd like to ask here to be sure. See attached photos. I have a basement bath roughed in, it is wet vented. The vanity is ...
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Bathroom Remodel Drain/Vent Configuration

All, thank you in advance for the help. I am remodeling a bathroom and fall under IPC 2018 and was hoping that folks could look over the design below and let me know if this was code compliant and if ...
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Plumbing island with low basement headroom

What is the difference between whats being done in this picture and taking the vent pipe and attaching where marked in red. Seems vent is only slightly raised.
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Do I need a slope in drain lines under sink?

I'm connecting the drains for a double basin sink something like the one in this picture. My question is, do I need any slope in the horizontal line between the two basins or after the p-trap in the ...
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How to modernise this raised concrete drain in the middle of patio?

I'm planning to take up an old garden patio and lay a new one. However there is an ugly raised drain cover in the middle. This is for inspection of the property's drain at the point where it connects ...
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Condensate drain termination

i have a 40mm boss connection at the top of a horizontal soil stack that runs in the room. I'm intending to put a washing machine stand pipe at the end of this. I also have a Vaillant ecotec pro 28 ...
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how to tell if a remote lot ever floods?

Any way to tell if some remote lots I have ever floods? It's 3 hours away and i've been there a few times and even after rains seems not, but I'd like to be sure. would driving some white wood ...
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How do i disassemble this toe touch drain stopper?

please help. i can't figure out for the life of me how to disassemble the rest of this toe touch bathtub stopper and i really need to clean it. this is the view once the top has been screwed off. i ...
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Where do I cut glued piping to reconnect a new p drain for new sink?

I am installing a new sink/vanity and the drain needs to be relocated (closer to wall). The piping is all glued vs a simple "unscrew this nut" operation. Where do I cut and how do I reconnect? Pic of ...
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Standing water inside tub drain

I recently moved into a new home. One of the things I was getting around to doing was installing a hair catch for the bathtub, since there is no catch or drain stop installed. I purchased a universal ...
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Unable to remove push-pull stopper from tub drain

I need to remove our push pull style drain stopper in our bathtub so I can get the snake the drain. I've looked at several videos of all seemingly different style lift and turn stoppers, and none have ...
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Connect a channel drain to existing drainpipe

I want to add a channel drain at the front of my lean-to in order to direct rainwater from the lean-to's drainpipe into the existing house drainpipe. I understand that this is not a typical usage ...
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Kitchen sink backing up with no apparent blockage

We're having trouble stopping our kitchen sink drain from backing up. The sink now backs up nearly instantly (after a few seconds), previously it took a bit longer to backup. We've tried on multiple ...
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How can I move/replace this ABS p-trap?

I installed a new vanity and sink, and found that the sink drain doesn’t line up with the p trap (also, incidentally, I’ll need a tailpiece extension - but that’s not my question). I am trying to ...
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Plumbing Setup for Basement Laundry

I am trying to remove some outdated, and possibly poorly laid out plumbing to create a new setup for a washer/dryer and sink. The current setup has a brass drain line a few feet above the ground and ...
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Can anyone explain what this pipe is in the basement?

We just bought a house and are getting a new washer/dryer setup, but the old one is slightly confusing. There is a switched pump to pump out the laundry water. I don't know if this open pipe above ...
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Floorplan reasonability check: would need to put a kitchen drainpipe in a concrete subfloor slub

I'm planning a remodel in an appartment, and the way I see the space would work the best is when I bring a kitchen quite far away from the mainlines. And layout dictates that sink drain pipe should ...
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How do I fix broken screw flange in shower drain?

On my shower drain, I have a broken screw flange, so only one of the screws is holding the drain cover in place. This causes the drain cover to slide around easily when your foot hits it during a ...
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Pipe from wall too low to go into vanity

As you can see by the photo my pipe from the wall is too low to enter the back of the vanity. How can I fix this without cutting the drywall?
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New shower install slow drain?

I had a pre existing area to add a shower stall. Within a week the drain is extremely slow . Nothing has enter that new drain. What could be in issue. It drains when I use a plunger, but relates the ...
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Shower drain line with many curves?

I want to replace a tub with a shower, and the location where I'd like to put the drain has a 2" drain pipe (for the clothes washing machine) that runs very close to where I want to put the drain. So ...
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Fernco coupling to join ABS drain pipes under basement?

I tapped into a 2" ABS pipe that runs underneath my concrete basement floor, and presently joined it using a Fernco coupling allegedly rated for underground use. (Unclear if this can be used indoors ...
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Plastic push-fit vs.compression joints

I want to know the use scenario of both, I have a 40 mm drain pipe in the ground and 40 mm shower trap pipe so I want to connect them both. I guess for my use scenario it might not matter much due to ...
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How to connect bathtub drain pipe to existing floor drain?

I have this floor drain and I want to connect it to a bathtub drain so basically another pipe. The diameter is about 40mm of the narrower pipe, although it has a thick border. It is most likely a ...
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What type of floor drain is this and can I connect pipes to it?

Everything is fine with the drain, however there was some gunk left on this picture because no one used it for years and I was cleaning it up when I took the picture, here is my floor drain which was ...
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Plunger doesn’t stop all water

I put in a pvc linkage and plunger and it’s not stopping the water from draining slowly from tub. I tried all positions on it and same result. I bought a brass setup and cannot get plunger down far ...
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Drain too high water pooling around it

My husband installed a new Moen faucet. The drain appears to be raised more than the old drain which is causing the water to stand around the drain. Is there any fix for this?
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Abs shower drain wtih 2 90° elbow to p-trap in shower drain

I am rebuilding shower, and i have a little issue with drain, I need to move it back and to left, the only way to do it as I figured it out it's to put 2 90° degree elbow together than in to p-trap,I ...
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Water softener standpipe question

I have a 1 1/2 inch standpipe coming off of a 2 inch drain pipe in my basement. The only thing before the stand pipe is the kitchen sink. And after the standpipe is a pipe coming down from the washing ...
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Will this sink piping configuration result in standing water in the pipe?

I recently had a contractor put in a new sink and disposal along with the piping. The disposal tailpipe is just barely above the drain pipe, however the p trap doesn't go straight out. Is there a ...
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Is it safe to flush newspaper down the toilet?

Recently an Australian newspaper printed several blank pages to help readers who may have run out of toilet paper. Would it be safe to flush pieces of newspaper down the toilet?
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How do I correctly join this sink fitting to the wall pipe?

I was unclogging a blocked drain and putting everything back together and I'm unsure how this piece is supposed to work Here it is just loosely resting where it came from. It seemed to be held onto ...
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Drain trap leaking at compression joint

After finally resolving a leak at the connection of the wall tube to the stub out (see the brass waste adapter), I installed a new p-trap to resolve a leak connecting the j-bend to the wall tube. ...
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Changing basement tub drain to shower drain - double 90 degree while horizonal, is this bad?

We are finishing our basement and had a plumber come out to move the toilet drain and install a drain for a tub/shower combo to fit the floor plan we decided on. He installed the tub, but we changed ...
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Sewage smell from kitchen sink area

(An update is below the pictures.) We just moved to our house in November and had to buy a new dishwasher. We had installers install it for us. A couple of months ago, we started noticing a bad odor ...
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How to manually drain a free standing water tank (washing machine) into bucket(s)?

Since our washing machine's filter was clogged, I had to drain it manually via emergency drain. As the emergency drain is a very short (about 1 inch) and thin tube located about 1 inch from the floor,...

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