Hot answers tagged

27 votes
Accepted

Why would a P-Trap be required before an air gap for a refrigerator drain?

It's preventing air movement through the drain pipe. Without it, cold air from the refrigerated space will constantly flow out the pipe, and warm air from outside will constantly leak in - wasting ...
user avatar
  • 132k
11 votes

Yard floods - will replacing a floway drain with a rainwater drain resolve this

You can always dig up and replace plumbing, install catch basins, etc. if you want to spend money, but if this was your bathroom sink drain that was clogging up instead of the yard drain, the first ...
user avatar
  • 28.8k
2 votes

How can I temporarily plug a toilet drain?

I came up with the following hack: I wrapped an air wedge in strips of rubber from a bicycle inner tube like so: Jamming and inflating it in the toilet drain as in the following photo, the bowl lost ...
user avatar
  • 2,509
1 vote

Yard floods - will replacing a floway drain with a rainwater drain resolve this

This much standing water tells me that you need perforated drainage tile* or pipe* in addition to your drain(s). This will pull water from the ground after it's soaked in as well as removing surface ...
user avatar
1 vote

Sink basket drain no luck nut stuck

They sell a special tool that fits into those slots from either above or below the sink to remove that basket strainer.
user avatar
  • 12.1k
1 vote

Draining sediment out of my hot water heater

The answer to the question as posted by the OP in a comment: Turns out, repeated draining over 18 hours left the water coming out almost clear, and the hot water at the tap odorless. Postponing ...

Only top scored, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible