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There are many things wrong. Many. It is really simple. One of the sink drains needs a T, a p-trap and exit to the back sewage pipe. The other goes to the T. You don't need two p-traps and ...
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Can this 4'' PVC perforated sewer pipe be used for a french drain?

Keep in mind, that the continual fall (grade) of the pipe, assuming an adequate depth of bedding aggregate, should result in the vast majority of the length of the drain to empty completely. Properly ...
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Can I use PVC to tie into sewer drain with 3 elbows and 10 foot run?

You will need an "air gap" at the point where the water softener drain connects to the sewer drain system. Goes on the upstream (softener, input) side of the trap. This prevents any ...
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Kenmore washing machine 600 series. Smell coming from water standing in drum

A washing machine!'s output hose should be hooked into a vertical pipe with an air gap, which serves as a vacuum break and prevents syphoning back from the drain. If yours is too tightly sealed to its ...
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Kenmore washing machine 600 series. Smell coming from water standing in drum

You can use a standard check valve to solve your washing machine's backflow issue, as long as the connections fit and are watertight. It doesn't need to be labeled specifically for washing machines. ...
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Is a Pair of 22⁰ PVC Fittings Appropriate for Sump Drain?

The Fernco-style (rubber) coupling allows opening it up there for cleanout purposes, which a pair of glued elbows won't. That might be a factor in why that was used. In general neither type should be ...
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Double vanity, one sink drains slowly

Updated Answer: If you have access to the venting for the left sink and can revise it so that the vent connects above the fixture drain, then you can wet vent the right sink through the left sink's ...
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New shower gurgles, is this normal or cause to bring the installer/plumber back?

Your video shows a normal shower drain. You are noticing a difference because the tub drain collected the water and ran it horizontally before dropping into the P-trap.
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How to seal shower pan / gasket / cast iron pipe

As we can see in your photo, your drain is an E.L Mustee 42.317. It uses flat washers and a nut to seal itself above and below the shower floor, but the seal to the drain pipe is formed by a rubber ...
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Leak at sink slip joint/drain pipe

My first impression of that photo is a drip leak coming from the faucet, not from the drain pipe. The drain pipe is just in the way of an otherwise simple problem somewhere else.
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How to fix a slow draining sink?

using a plunger worked for me. After doing some repair work on the pipes right under my kitchen sink, the draining slowed dramatically. No venting hole apparent, seemed to be an air vacuum problem. At ...
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AC Condensate Drain Line - drain connection cleanout

This can be location dependant. In south west Fla. most all the local building departments do not allow AC drains to be tied into waste drains. The code requires them to be terminated outside the ...
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Where is the best place to cut and rebuild my bathroom drain pipe?

With knowing only that you want to cut, then attach something new, your position of cut along the bottom of the elbow is correct. Of course leave as much pipe as possible and you are on track.
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2 Sinks, one Drain Arm. Slow drain and gurgling

It's because you're draining into a combo. That is supposed to be a sanitary tee.
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I'm replacing a bathroom faucet drain, but the p-trap has no nuts + trap arm is leaking

Grab a hacksaw and cut pipe G as neatly as possible and as close to the edge of coupling F as you can (run the blade against the side of F as your guide to cut nice and straight). Remove the whole ...
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Can I compromise structural integrity of my house when digging next to foundation?

Don't dig deeper than the foot of the foundation. Other than that you should be fine digging beside the foundation.
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