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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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?

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. in all the images ...
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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 remodeled to add a shower stall. Within a week the drain is extremely slow. Nothing has entered the new drain. It drains when I use a plunger, but continues to drain slowly ...
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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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Farm Sink Drain Installation

I recently had a farm sink installed in my kitchen. I noticed that the drain seems to sit slightly above the curve of the drain hole. A little bit of water also pools around the drain when the sink is ...
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Attaching new drain trap to a galvanized stub out

I am replacing a vanity in my bathroom. The brass p-trap from the old sink was connected to the galvanized stub out as seen below. While there haven't been any leaks that I'm aware of, the slip nut ...
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How can I get water to drain out of a sink where the drain opening is higher than the bowl bottom?

First off I screwed up where I drilled the hole for the drain. The middle of the bowl is actually raised so the water pools in a circle around the drain: I'm curious what my options are now... Is ...
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Countermeasure for Drain Flys

A Florida home was saturated with drain flys. What is the most effective countermeasure, besides keeping drains filled with water?
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How to remove bathroom sink drain with no lock nut

I'm trying to get this pipe out but I have no idea how to remove it from the sink. Any ideas?
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Reduce suds created from washing machine rinsing? [closed]

I live in a 6th floor of an old building with piping that clogs easily and frequently. We have to fix that, but it's expensive so we have to find temporary alternatives in the meantime. Our washing ...
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Can I use existing horizontal tub drain pipe as vent and add new vertical pipe to drain?

I have a bathtub that has horrible drainage and its because of an old galvanized horizontal pipe that connects to the stack. I cannot replace this pipe with PVC with a better slope without ...
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Is it a problem that my laundry drain protrudes above ground level?

My plumber just moved the laundry's washer drain location and this is the picture from the outside: It was re-connect to the old drain pipe and go into crawl space. My question is: Does it look ...
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Large obstruction in toilet drain

I am currently working on putting in a basement bathroom. Have a 4 inch drain pipe roughed in, which at it's location is the toilet. Put a camera down to see the condition of the pipe and about 12 ...
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Toilet code - 15" from baseboard heater?

I am remodeling my small bathroom. I know code is for the center of the toliet drain to be 15" from a wall or vanity. There is going to be a baseboard heater on the side of my toliet. Do I have to be ...
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New sink drain not aligned with trap

Just had a new sink installed in my bathroom and the drain hole on this new sink is centered compared to my old sink which was off center and further back. When I look underneath the sink the P trap ...
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Kitchen drain causes basement laundry drain pipe to overflow

We have a setup where our washer is in the basement directly below our kitchen sink. From the looks of it they both drain directly into the same sewer/drain line. To the right of the washer is a floor ...
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Fixing leak in tub overflow with old style drain closer

I couldn't find any examples of my tub drain lever online, so I can't figure out how to remove it. The overflow is leaking, so I'd like to open it up and see what the gasket is like to replace it. On ...
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Good way to remove something from a bathroom sink overflow drain?

My wife dropped an earring down the overflow drain of her bathroom sink. The earring is about 1" in diameter, so the hole which goes from the overflow to the main drain is too small for it to pass ...
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Is it ok that my laundry drain trap is tilted?

I'm working on the drain for my laundry, and there isn't enough space to fit a vertical drain pipe above the P trap.+ Is the vertical pipe coming in being slightly offset going to be an issue with the ...

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