Re: Can water flow uphill?
Posted by hj on April 16, 2002 at 23:41:38:
In response to Re: Can water flow uphill?
If you snaked the line yourself, I doubt that you had a large enough snake to do the job properly. Rerouting the drain line would have its own problems and you would just be trying to cover the symptoms of your problem. If the drain is not working properly, there is most likely more of a problem than just that one drain line.

: We live in an old house(1940's) with the washer and dryer in the basement. The washer drains through the p-trap and then down through the basement floor drain. When the washer drains it is too much for the drain pipe and overflows. I have snaked the drain pipe a couple of times and it has still not improved the problem. I think the biggest problem is that the plumbing is so old the pipes have enough build up and the snake won't do the job. I was hoping that there was a way to make the water from the washer drain up and be able to tie into a line upstairs? Is this possible and what is needed? Or is there any other advice that might work better?
: Thanks,
: Lane.




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