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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How can I remove the faucet cover I dropped down the drain?

I dropped the plastic (H) round faucet cover of my bathtub faucet down my tub drain, and now the water will barely drain out. What do I do.
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What could cause a foaming clothes washer standpipe?

I'm a plumbing contractor and my customer called to say her drain standpipe had started to foam out of the top near the very end of the drain cycle, allowing time for the suds to build up I guess.She ...
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How do I fix a condensate drain line that froze in my split electric system with heat pump?

I have a split electric system with a heat pump. It looks like my condensate drain line is frozen. I switched to supplemental heat which does not use the heat pump. Is this enough for now? Our ...
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Minimum vertical pipe height under kitchen sink drain

Is there a minimum height that the pipe directly under the kitchen sink drain needs to be, before it bends (in my case to the left)? Here is a picture of what I have (first image), and then a picture ...
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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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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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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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Can this drain pipe service two bathroom sinks?

we are in the process of modifying some rooms and we have an existing 3" pipe with a 1 1/5" drain pipe as shown here: We're trying to add a sink on the side currently not serviced by the drain pipe ...
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How to remove outdoor drain cover to clean insides and prevent overflow?

I want to know what tools I need to remove this drain cover. The insides are starting to get clogged and I'm afraid of overflow. Can I remove without sawing it off?
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Cutting a 2" hole through a load-bearing 2x4 stud for a washing machine drain?

Some previous owner of our house moved the washer/dryer to the second floor, but made some pretty dubious decisions when doing so: I'm preparing to patch the paster, skim-coat, and paint, so I need ...
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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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Water Softener Drain Line with Loop - Flexible PVC to Sharkbite?

So, I bought a Genesis Revolution upflow water softener to install in my first house in Laveen AZ. We have a water softener loop already plumbed into the house. The airgap is in the laundry room ...
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How do I add a utility sink drain into a tight space?

I'm adding a laundry/utility tub to my garage and have exposed the existing plumbing behind the wall (see picture). I understand I need to have both the sink and washing machine drains vented, but I ...
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Is it ever necessary to have more than one back flow valve?

I live in a house from the 60s that somehow never had a back flow valve. My insurance company is pushing me to get a back flow valve installed before they will provide basement flooding insurance. ...
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Bathroom Drain Venting

I've been trying to figure out the difference between the following solutions. I'm sure that Option 1 is the best, given it's a short direct route to the vent, but I can't justify to myself why the ...
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Water won't drain completely from my bath sink

I live in an apartment, my bath sink won't drain completely. The drain isn't slow it just never drains completely. The standing water becomes slimy if not cleaned every day. I think there must be ...
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How can I neatly take washer waste around the downpipe?

I'm in the process of improving the looks of the back of our house, and want to now sort out the mess of pipes going into the drain. One of the pipes is a 40mm waste from the washing machine, and is ...
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How to open up the overflow drain cover of a massage bathtub?

Our massage bathtub was installed by the previous owner. I want to snake bathtub through the overflow drain to unclog the drain. But its cover is kind of unique. I couldn't find any instruction online....
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How can I attach an overflow cover in a bathtub with no access panel?

Years ago, the builders put the bathtub in the wrong way so that it abuts tile in the bathroom behind it. The only way to put in an access panel or to access the pvc behind the tub would be to either ...
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Can you have a 90 degree elbow going upward on drain line?

I'm running a drain for a utility sink off of a stack in my basement. I wanted to know if it's ok to have a 90 degree elbow going up then out to the utility sink since when the water drains it's going ...
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Major issues fitting new drain to bathroom sink

So I’m replacing a bathroom faucet. Faucet went on no problem. The drain however, is not going so smoothly. The previous drain was the metal popup kind. The new one is a Pfister push & kind (...
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What's the right way to clear a vent pipe?

There have been a number of answers pointing out that draining problems may be a blocked vent pipe rather than a clog in the drain per se. But I don't think there's been a clear answer on whether ...
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Can I tap into the kitchen / dishwasher drain pipe with my washing machine?

I am moving my washing machine as a part of finishing my basement. Can I tap into a kitchen drain pipe (draining my sink and dishwasher) for my washing machine drain? How would this be done? I ...
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How can I determine if I have cracked drain pipes under the basement cement slab

I have a wet wall (just efflorescence and wet spots) on the wall as showed in the picture. I suspect that this is because of a patio that was incorrectly sloped toward the house. That is fixed now and ...
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Can I drain a 15'x35' concrete brick patio using a floor drain connected to a 4" PVC pipe?

I am looking for a solution to drain my patio which is sloped toward one of its corners. The size of the patio is 15'x 35'and the area is Toronto (for rain volume estimation) I would like to drain my ...
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How to install sink drain pipe correctly

I'm trying to connect this drain assembly on my bathroom sink. But when I connect to the sink it drips. I tighten the top nut(arrow) with a channel lock, but it still drips. Steps I took: I put ...
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Hiding rain drain pipe below the sidewalk

I have a 100mm pipe (4") that comes under the garage ramp and outputs the rain water to the street. My problem is that I couldn't have the pipe goes straight to the street because of the slope needed, ...
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What is the best position for a French drain between a wall and a patio?

Below is the layout of my patio and the context The patio settled and now moisture collects at the base of the wall causing efflorescence on it and small cracks in the cement coating at the base of ...
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What is the maximum distance a trap can be installed from a shower drain?

I am installing a new shower in an upstairs attic. I am taking part of a downstairs closet for a chase wall to run the plumbing and electrical. The closet is 10' from where the shower drain will be ...
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How do I snake this tub drain?

I have a Trip Lever Plunger Style Stopper. I removed the faceplate and there was no plunger attached to it or in the pipe, and it seems like the stopper closed. Why i say this is because when we ...
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Why doesn't the flange fit on a new bathroom faucet?

I purchased a Kohler Mistos today for the bathroom sink. I took out the old faucet, struggled with the old drain assembly, but got that off with no damage to the sink. I attempted to put in the new ...
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What would cause my sink to back up and my dishwasher pipe to overflow?

So I installed a new disposal and connected the dishwasher directly to the disposal. I put a stopper in the second drain pipe the dishwasher was draining to and all has been ok. Recently, the sink ...
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What's the maximum allowable height between a shower drain and the trap?

Is there a maximum height from my shower drain to the top of the trap (the length of the tailpipe)? I am aware after the trap there must be a 1/4" per ft slope and the vent must be within 60"...
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Can I add a sink drain to a stack serving the floor above?

A local plumbing company (big name) said that anything draining from upstairs would suck my p-trap dry. I asked about the mechanical vents, and he said it would not work. He went on to tell me that ...
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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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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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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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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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P trap for laundry

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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Why can the gurgling sound of water only be heard when it's disappeared down a drain, and not before?

In lots of sinks that I've used, I've noticed that the water makes a gurgling sound when it has all disappeared down the drain - however, the gurgling sound can only be heard after all of the water ...
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How to adjust tub water level with standing waste stopper?

I have an old tub with a standing waste stopper. When the drain is closed, if the water level gets too high, it automatically drains down to a fixed level. That level was 3/4 of the tub depth, until ...
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New bathroom double vanity. One sink runs the other backs up and drains slow

So when I run either sink for a minute the other fills and they both drain slow. Is it the trap height and/or a clog in the old line or something else. Noob here n looking for help. Thanks
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Using self leveling cement in basement bathroom around drain

Should you a use self leveling product over the slope towards a drain in the concrete floor in basement bathroom? We are wanting to install luxury vinyl plank in the bathroom and most sites say to ...
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Can I add a wye fitting to this cast-iron drain stack?

I recently leased a warehouse space in which I am trying to add a shower to a current half bath. There is a mini basement right below the bathroom which contains the plumbing. Attached is a photo of ...
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How should I replace this ABS p-trap and drain?

I just replaced a faucet and drain on a sink which involved taking out and reinstalling the p-trap. When removing the p-trap I noticed the union nut was very tight. After my re-installation - hand ...
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What could be causing thumping in the wall when the bathroom shower, toilet, or sink are used?

I hear a thumping in the wall whenever the second floor bathroom shower, toilet, or sink are used (sound is similar to if you let the bottom of your fist fall against a sheetrock wall). It is 'almost' ...
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How can I get the drain apparatus out of a pedestal wash basin?

I have successfully replaced two out of the three wash basin faucets in my house so far, but this one has me stumped: As you can see from the picture, it's a pretty run-of-the-mill pedestal wash ...
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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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Basement moisture on foundation issues

After taking all sheet-rock down I noticed that all walls (cement block) siting under ground are moist. Some of them even ate through footers. After farther look at the house I found out that their is ...
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Temporarily prevent a full toilet bowl from draining

I want to fill the toilet bowl with water as high as I can and let the water sit without draining for up to 24 hours. Why? To let some (gentle) cleansers do their work. I've tried shutting off the ...

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