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  1. seeker407

    Drain WM (w/ air gap) to kitchen sink or tub?

    Greetings, I have two ideas, seeking feedback: IDEA 1: drain WM into sink and monitor with 90 gallons of reserve capacity standing by IDEA 2: drain WM into 84 gallon tub... both ideas would use a mesh over the drain to prevent debris going down the drain. My questions: 1. Will I overflow my...
  2. Mattt1986

    New well point struck water...but ZERO gpm

    I am in northern Illinois and wanted to supplement my city water with an irrigation well. I decided to jet in a well point behind my house, since we live in a very marshy area and I know the water table is just a few feet down. I struck water about 6 feet down, and sunk the well point about 12...
  3. crazee_an

    How to remove grouted in shower drain cover

    First-time homeowner here. Our shower drain is clogged probably due to my long hair - also it is broken. We are really struggling to take out the shower drain cover - it almost seems like it is grouted in. Any suggestions on how to remove it?
  4. Michael Crivello

    Issue with Bathroom Sink Water Not Going down.

    Hi: I have a bathroom sink that's fully of dirty water that hasn't gone down for days and I've tried heavy-duty liquid to get it unclogged such as Liquid Fire and Liquid-Plumbr (Industrial Strenth Urgent Clear) with no results except to have the air full of toxic fumes. I live in a mobile home...
  5. Michael Crivello

    Plumbing Issue with Bathroom Tub

    I have some major plumbing issues. Everything from the toilet, to the kitchen sink to the bathroom sink, to the tub doesn't work. At this point I would be content with at least me bathroom tub plumbing working. I have tried Instant Power that supposedly dissolves "disuelve" Hair & Grease...
  6. SunRaye

    Clog in drain

    My toilet is currently clogged, tried a 3' snake and plunger and the clog won't budge however whenever I run water in the bathroom sink I get a gurgle/bubbling in the toilet. I understand these two can be connected so not sure if that should be any concern on a normal thing. My question is after...
  7. AlaskaTinker

    Tips for snaking tub that has cable-drive drain?

    I have a tub in a rental unit with a cable-driven drain plug that constantly clogs with hair. I'm wondering what the best way is to get a cable snake in there to clean it out? I can remove the cover/handle, but the metal plate behind the handle does not have a large enough opening to allow me to...
  8. RapaNui

    Downstairs Toilet Bubble Explosion, Floor Drain Overflows -No Apparent Clog in Plumbing or Vent Pipe

    Hi all, This past Summer we purchased our first house, a split-level from the 1960's. With this purchase we had the sewer line inspected by camera and cleaned a couple months after we moved in. Since we've had the house, the basement toilet splashes when upstairs toilet is flushed. These...
  9. Will Davidge

    How to I remove this tower drain?

    Hello everybody, So I have a clog in my tub drain and am perplexed as to how to remove the stop so I can snake it. I have what I believe is called a tower or standing waste drain. There is a knob in the tub that actuates an arm attached to a cylinder that blocks the drain when it is lowered...
  10. Tim Othy

    Ooops, there goes my snake

    Happy Holidays! Today I was enjoying a beautiful day golfing and came home to a clogged kitchen sink. I tried to snake (25ft manual) from under the sink, but no luck. No external clean out so went to the roof and sent snake down the air pipe (1 1/2"). Thought it had a stop, but nope, it just...
  11. DarkNova

    Standpipe used for HRV condensate getting clogged

    Hello, I have a standpipe in my basement which has a HRV and 2 minisplits draining condensate water into. So theoretically it should just be basically distilled condensate water going into the standpipe, and just dripping slowly down into it. The condensate tubing lines are only inserted a...
  12. MiamiBorn

    Shower riser clog caused by brown sediment in water?

    We have a almost total blockage in our shower riser. I noticed that the toilets have a reddish brown sediment in the bottom. I wonder what that is and if it can accumulate over 30 years and cause this blockage. We do have a water softener.
  13. dprocket

    Please help this [not very smart] try hard.

    I'm at my wits end. We've lived in our house for about 15 years. 12 years ago I installed a tile floor and a new toilet and it's been working fine for all these years. Wife and 4 kids...this toilet gets a lot of action. About a week ago, my son peed in the toilet and flushed and it nearly...
  14. JD3263

    Main Sewer Line Clog

    Hello, I believe I have a clog in the main line and I'm hoping to get some advice regarding next steps. Symptoms: 1. Bathroom towards the back of the house - toilet won't flush and water is coming up through the tub drain. Running water in the bathroom sink also causes it to come through the...
  15. sean nelson

    Wonky toilet issue. 3rd and 2nd floor clogging and slow flushing

    Ok here goes. I have a 3 story home with a bathroom on each floor and all are above each other which I assume that means they are on a shared drain line and vent stack. I'm having a devil of a time figuring out what the real issue is that's troubling the toilets. I keep thinking I have a venting...
  16. CyberScooby

    Basement drain clogged?

    First a little background - We live in a house that is approximately 130 years old. The basement contains 3 "drains" and an unused cistern that is no longer hooked up to anything. One of the drains was doing nothing when we took on a bit of water a few years ago in the one corner of our...
  17. HomeownerJ

    Water draining through vent resulting in leak

  18. cynthiap

    Mysterious clog in kitchen sink

    Hello, I have a kitchen sink that is clogging on both the right and left sides. I'm a woman and I don't know the correct terms for all the plumbing, however, I do know how to take apart the plumbing under the sink and put it back together and how to snake the pipes. So I took it apart at the...
  19. HomeSlicer

    Best toilet for someone who creates frequent clogs requiring a plunger?

    Clogging and plunging a toilet is a frequent problem for me. I can't seem to avoid it. I have narrowed down my search to the following toilets: American Standard Champion 4 (1.6 GPF) TOTO Ultramax (1.6 GPF) TOTO Ultramax 2 (1.28 GPF) TOTO Aquia (.9/1.6 GPF) One would assume that the higher GPF...
  20. Peter B Crocker

    Toilet Almost Overflows When Shower Is Running

    My toilet and shower is 6 feet apart from each other. I also have a separate tub and two sinks in the bathroom. If the shower is running and then I flush the toilet, the water slowly comes to the top but doesn't overflow. This has been going on for over a year. I would think if it's a...
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