Leaky Galvinized Kitchen Drain / replace and skip catch basin?

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by nhanson, Oct 12, 2005.

  1. nhanson

    nhanson New Member

    Oct 12, 2005
    I need to replace a corroded piece of galvinized drain coming from my kitchen sink and dishwasher. Currently, the drain goes out to a catch basin outside my house, then comes back in at a higher height (what doesn't sink floats right?). When I replace this, should I just replace the one horz pipe thats corroded? or take this opportunity to start cleaning things up a bit? Current village code says I can fill in the catch basin with sand and just tie into the stack. Although... I have never had a backup from kitchen scraps on Christmas morning (which always seemed to happen to my dad when I was little).
  2. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

    Aug 31, 2004
    Cave Creek, Arizona

    Unless you have an unusual code situation, the drain ALWAYS goes into the catch basin at a higher point than it goes out, which is the reverse of the way you describe it. If it was installed as you describe it, that is probably why it corroded. I would eliminate the basin, and if you have never had to clean it out, then it probably was not working anyway.
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