Constant water level in pipe
Posted by Martin on July 11, 2001 at 18:54:59:
Hi there,

I've noticed that the water never actually drains away from the pipe leading from my bathtub. Certainly, it can be a little slow to drain when I have a shower, but water goes down the plughole - the tub doesn't fill up or anything.

The thing is, the water doesn't actually disappear to leave a clear pipe. Instead, a constant water level is maintained that stops just under the level of the plughole itself. Is this a blockage, or is it a sign that there is something inherently wrong with my plumbing? I gave the plughole a go with a plunger, resulting in a strong rotten egg smell. Another go with the plunger resulted in stagnant smelly water shooting out of the tap, which was running at the time. I thought the two pipes were unconnected! There is not normally a smell, and the water coming out of the tap is usually fine.

Any suggestions would be gratefully received.



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