need diagram for plumb on a double kitchen sink left side 10" right side 8"

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by cottagepeople, Jan 21, 2007.

  1. Please help. We installed a new granite double basin kitchen sink
    The left side is deeper than the right side.
    I dont know how the plumbing should be. The way I did it , the water
    is leveling back into the sink. Can anyone send me a diagram of how it should be. We have a dish washer with air vent on top also. Here is a link for a pic of novice handywork... http://up4salebyowner.com/sink.jpg
    HELP Thanks ronandtheresa@gmail.com:confused:
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  2. kordts

    kordts In the Trades

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    I said it on the plumber.com and will say it here. The drain line needs to be snaked.
  3. casman

    casman New Member

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    Why would a new counter-top and double sink clog the drain?
  4. kordts

    kordts In the Trades

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    Read the post. The plumbing backs up. The countertop is just fine, the countertop has nothing to do with it. The poster needs to have a plumber with the proper equipment snake the drain.
  5. leejosepho

    leejosepho DIY scratch-pad engineer

    Yes. The picture shows everything fine under the sink, but the shallow side of the sink drains into the deeper one because the drainage has nowhere else to go.
  6. kordts

    kordts In the Trades

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    lee,
    are you a plumber? The sink backs up because the drain line is clogged.
  7. leejosepho

    leejosepho DIY scratch-pad engineer

    I am an across-the-board mechanic, and it does not take a professional plumber to know the drainage has nowhere to go ... as in "the drain is clogged". I was simply using different words to confirm what you had said.
  8. Rancher

    Rancher Guest

    Yeah, needs a snake run down that convenient clean out to the left of the P-trap.

    Rancher
  9. plumber1

    plumber1 Plumber

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    And run a lot of water while pulling the snake out.
  10. leejosepho

    leejosepho DIY scratch-pad engineer

    Once flow has begun, I have heard that alternating between a few minutes of cold and then hot water can cause blockages to contract and expand and break loose from the inside walls of the pipe ... kind of like a "heat wrench" for plumbing internals. But, I do not whether that really works even though I have done it a few times.
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