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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Difficulty (drain plumbing wise) in splitting a large bathroom on the second floor into two bathrooms?

We have a large main bathroom and we'd like to split it so we have a small master bath and a smaller main bath. Layout wise, door wise, etc, we think it will fit but we're trying to gauge the ...
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How do I remove the connected **plunger** of a bathtub linkage assembly that won't fit through the opening?

I have a trip lever mechanism on my old tub and want to replace it because the water stop lever is faulty and the tub drains and leaks slowly. I removed the cover plate from the overflow opening and ...
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Leaking Shower Floor: Shouldn't there be a liner here?

I'm trying to find out what's wrong with a leaking shower floor in the basement. Having eliminated all the surface possibilities, I removed the drain and hammered out the floor to examine the drain ...
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Nice way to cover vent and drain after removing washer dryer

We have moved out washer and dryer upstair. But the basement bathroom still has all the vent and drain holes. What is the best way to cover or make things look nice (beside drywall over)? UPDATE 1 ...
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Basement drain not flush with flooring and old rusted drain

We are putting in flooring in our laundry room that is located in the basement. The old cast iron cover was removed and we are looking for the best option. We could put a new plastic cover on, but it ...
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Sink drain slip joints leaking

I'm trying to install drain plumbing under my sink, and I can't seem to stop the slip joints from leaking. Here's what I have right now (see picture): coming from the wall is a white plastic fitting ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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How to determine the location of the clogged spot in floor drain using a powered drain auger, and auger tip suggestion?

I have a basement floor drain that clogs and backs up a bit (but do slowly drain all the water). I used a powered auger attempting to clear it but without total success (it drains better but not as ...
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Code requirements on drain cleanout plug

My 3" vertical drain pipe, which penetrates the basement concrete floor slab, has a cleanout plug around knee-height above the floor. I'm looking to install a drainwater heat recovery pipe, and with ...
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Can an ABS drain be fitted to a PVC waste pipe riser?

The only shower drain available at my local hardware store is The Wondercap, which looks fine. However, the (white) plastic is formed with "ABS", and the drain pipe itself is white plastic, which I ...
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Potential issues with adding a 90° bend to shower waste?

Are there any potential issues with putting a 90° bend straight from a shower drain into a 50mm waste pipe? It then falls 10mm over a 1m span into a waste manifold.
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water drained from one kitchen sink gushes out over another

I have a two-sink combo in the kitchen and it looks like this (sorry for the somewhat gross appearance :-): sometime when i wash dishes by hands, the food residues slow down the water flowing down ...
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Fixing leaky drain gasket

I am having some trouble making my sink drain gasket not leak. I have a very old sink (50+ years) and it is made of iron. The overflow drain holes in the drain pipe have over the years corroded part ...
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Sewer backup through basement floor drain after heavy rain

tl;dr Sewage backed up through floor drain after heavy rains. Sewage line was clear, whole house trap was clogged with organic matter and toilet paper. No plumbing drains through the whole house ...
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Americast Bathtub Drain

I am installing an American Standard bathtub and the instructions are stating that a brass drain/overflow assembly is required. The assembly is about $150 and I would like to avoid it if possible. Is ...
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How to reattach detached cable onto a drain hand auger?

I have this drain hand auger, But the cable is detached when I extend it out for cleaning, now I don't know how to attach and wind it back onto the device, I also can't find any manual or tutorial ...
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How to determine which size of auger to get for backed up basement floor drain?

My basement floor drain is backing up water (~10L) when washer is dispensing water during the spin cycle. It's an older house at 1955. The drain looks like it has a p-trap. I wonder how can I ...
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Basement floor drain back up, 1/2" snake failed, what next?

The basement floor drain is having backup after the wash cycle from the washer, it doesn't backup from other water usage. I had a plumber came in to power snake with 1/2" tip (and few other tips) ...
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What is this open pipe below the basement floor?

We are doing our basement floor, and when we removed the old carpet I found the box depicted in the picture. The main pipe is clearly the main drain going to the sewer, so no worries there. But there ...
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How do I replace the pin on a tub rocker

My tub rocker arm split in half, as the rightmost pin/rivet broke. Is there any way to fix apart from buying a new assembly? I've never seen a brass rivet/pin available for sale.
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Drainage pipe in ground

I just discovered that my 2 inch PVC drainage pipe output was buried at about 6 inches below my front lawn. I tried to make a makeshift 1 inch trench to help the water flow out. The problem is that my ...
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How should I modify this drain pipe

I just removed a fiberglass tub/shower alcove and with to create a walk in shower. I need to relocate the drain, to the center of the alcove. I also need to get rid of the "periscope" part of the pipe....
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How to avoid drilling into the drain?

I want to drill a tiny hole from the bathroom into the next room. This wall has a sink and shower attached. On the other wall of the bathroom is a toilet and bath tub. Above the bathroom is another ...
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Wall Tiling Shower with Corner Drain

I am preparing to start a bathroom renovation, and when we're redoing the shower, we plan to install a corner drain (this one, in fact). Based on the installation instructions, we need to angle the ...
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Drain line adapter recommendation for reverse osmosis kit + dishwasher?

I want to put in a reverse osmosis kit under my kitchen sink, and it requires a waste line tied into the main drain line of the kitchen sink. There's already a dishwasher drain line hooked up to the ...
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PVC drain pipe that the washer empties into is echoing all plumbing sounds

My father said that we could put tape around the washer hose to lessen the gap between the hose and the pipe. I've found some adapters that go from the ~1" washer hose to our 2" pipe. My father said ...
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How to unstuck a bathtub stopper

I've got a drain assembly like the 2nd image in This answer. My problem is exactly like the one in that question except I'm trying to fix the non-working assembly instead of unclog the drain. it is ...
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How do I drain this gutter away from the house?

In the picture below B is 2-3 inces below C A is 2-3 inces below C Currently the downspout goes to the main drain of the house I would like to drain the gutter on my lawn near point A What is the ...
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Shower drain removal with no rubber gasket

I'm trying to take out a shower pan. I have the drain cover off but am having trouble with the drain itself. Everything online suggests that I need to drill some holes and shimmy the gasket out to ...
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Run full load in washing machine, find water on floor by drain

It's a house new to us but 18 years old. We ran the washing machine for the first time with a full load and came back to find water around the drain pipe and on the floor. Makes sense that the drain ...
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How to fix the slant of bathroom floor

This is a follow up question to How long does caulk need to dry in a 1" gap? Some additional background information is that this is in China and bathrooms are not designed for contained bathtubs/...
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Shower drain clogs yearly after clearing - call plumber or DIY?

My shower drain clogs infrequently but regularly - about every year or so. The first year it happened, I used one of those 18" plastic drain "hooks" (and pulled out a fairly large hairball). It ...
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Lift bucket in tub won't go down enough

The lever to the lift bucket was stuck and I didn't want to force it so I took the screws out and took out the assemblage and lift bucket to inspect. I cleaned off the lift bucket and put it back in. ...
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Washer stand pipe and floor drain question

I imagine this is a common setup. My questions concern how the standpipe and the floor drain are trapped and connected to the sewer line. Can I know with any certain how these are connected under the ...
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Bathtub Drain Leak near Concrete

After recently moving into a home (built in the mid 90's and apparently went through a remodel at some point), the guest bathroom tub started leaking. I noticed the leak in the room on the opposite ...
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How to find a faucet with a decent drain plug mechanism?

So I've replaced one bathroom faucet with a basic Delta model faucet. The problem is that the mechanism to raise and lower the plug sucks. They include a semi-hard plastic rod to connect to the rod ...
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Solution for A/C Condensate Drain Line when it is not possible to drain it elsewhere? [duplicate]

I have a split A/C system in a room that runs on low 24 hours a day during Summer that unfortunately cannot be connected to any drain or pipe and which therefore requires a bucket to be used to ...
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Leveling basement floor while keeping it sloping to the drain?

I am having similar problem with the basement slope being exceptionally steep around the floor drain (similar to this: How do I level a basement floor but not the slab underneath?). The discussion ...
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What are my options for a basement floor drain?

I'm in the process of finishing my basement and I'm trying to figure out what to do about the existing floor "drain" by my furnace and water heater. Frankly it looks like it's just a whole cut into ...
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What do I buy to suck up a large amount of water and empty it into the sink?

I would rather have the machine suck the water in at one end and empty it out into the sink via the other end without me having to transfer it myself, if possible. I've seen shop vacs but they aren't ...
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running a washer drain

I need to move my washer to the other side of my basement. Approximately 25 feet away from my sewer line. I need to go up to my floor joists, forward 2 joists and from there I'm able to run along the ...
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How to clean Pool main drain

New to this; I have used vinegar overnight, baking soda, a pumice stone, still it will not budge. I tried muriatic acid via watering can direct on it, 1:10 parts water, still nothing, then 5:10 ...
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Laundry Room Floor Drain

When the spin/drain cycle on my washing machine occurs, the floor drain overflows and water is all over the floor.

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