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Can a P-trap turn backwards?

A trap can be oriented in any horizontal position as long as the vertical configuration remains standard. Mechanically (hydraulically) there's no difference whatsoever--it's the exact same number of ...
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Can plumbing PTFE tape be used between PVC and metal?

While using Teflon tape and/or paste (pipe dope) on the strainer threads isn't likely to cause any problems (and may make future removal/replacement easier), it isn't what I would do; I would use ...
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Kitchen sink water not draining though there is no clogging

Since your dishwasher empties directly into the vertical drain the sink drain would act as a vent. Yet you say it backs up into the sink! You have a clog You may not have found it with your limited ...
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How do I remove a push-pull tub drain stopper?

I'm pretty sure mine is similar, as it looked exactly the same on the top. Obviously I can't guarantee that yours is the same as mine, but I did notice no guides online for the style of push-pull/lift-...
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Is it possible to make garbage disposal drainage pipe longer without effecting P-Trap?

I think the following would work: Disconnect the dishwasher drain hose from the disposal. Attach an extension drain pipe to the dishwasher connection on the disposal, long enough to add the drain ...
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Can plumbing PTFE tape be used between PVC and metal?

Better than tape I like to use PTFE Paste. Doesn't get hard. Seals threads and actually makes them glide. Use it on metal to PVC, CPVC brass, copper iron,stainless, almost anything.
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Does My Garbage Disposal Outlet Need to Be Higher than This Drain Pipe?

In point of fact, lowering the trap outlet some (can't tell without a ruler if 3" is the right amount) would stop this from being an S-trap (which it is, except there's an AAV making it not, ...
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Kitchen sink water not draining though there is no clogging

I removed one by one few of the pipes from top and threw enough water into the below open pipe to see if it was still clogging and yes it was clogging deep down to the pipes. I threw enough hot water ...
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What do I need for a small drain in a basement sauna floor with poured concrete?

You will need a side outlet drain. The dimensions is less than 3 inches high, so you have room to shim under the drain to get the 1/4" / foot slope that is recommended. You did not state what the ...
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Is it a problem to have water around a bath drain flange?

Firstly, make sure you assembled the drain according to the diagram. I made the mistake years ago of putting a washer/gasket that was intended to go under the tub on top, out of my faulty assumption. ...
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