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  • Drain Question

    Ok this has just started happening when the washing machine drains the kitchen sink trap gurgles .
    I have to look at the piping but the washer is close to the main line then the bathroom then the kitchen
    Charlie

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  • #2
    Re: Drain Question

    plugged vent? partially plugged drain line? new washing machine?
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    ... it was plumbed by Ray Charles and his helper Stevie Wonder

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    • #3
      Re: Drain Question

      out here, the kitchens and laundry tend to share the same 2'' waste line. 99% of the time a good snaking or jetting is all that it needs.

      is there an outside cleanout for the kitchen or laundry that you could easily remove and test/ snake. sometimes an ordinary garden hose and nozzle will push and wash out a line without 90's.

      you do have the bat phone # of mine

      rick.
      phoebe it is

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      • #4
        Re: Drain Question

        You have a plugged drain line, that needs to be snaked out,
        when washer dumps large amount of water the excess gurgles in the sink
        sorry i posted same time as RICK follow what he says about ways to clean drain
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        • #5
          Re: Drain Question

          Originally posted by PLUMBER RICK View Post
          out here, the kitchens and laundry tend to share the same 2'' waste line. 99% of the time a good snaking or jetting is all that it needs.

          is there an outside cleanout for the kitchen or laundry that you could easily remove and test/ snake. sometimes an ordinary garden hose and nozzle will push and wash out a line without 90's.

          you do have the bat phone # of mine

          rick.
          Outside cleanout! On the East Coast?!

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          • #6
            Re: Drain Question

            there's always the vent with a k-50 or k-60

            you do have those on the east, right

            rick.
            phoebe it is

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            • #7
              Re: Drain Question

              Originally posted by PLUMBER RICK View Post
              there's always the vent with a k-50 or k-60

              you do have those on the east, right

              rick.
              No. Are you kidding? We made boat anchors with K-50's and K-60's years ago and decided to use drum machines since it made more sense.

              Of course there are vents. But for some knucklehead reason, majority of time no outside cleanouts or even cleanouts with reasonable access.

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              • #8
                Re: Drain Question

                Originally posted by PLUMBER RICK View Post
                there's always the vent with a k-50 or k-60

                you do have those on the east, right

                rick.
                Most of the time it's only one vent in my area and on the third story roof! AAV on the kitchen sink, use that as a clean out. Had a washing machine dump and gurgle the kitchen sink the other day, thought it was the aav, removed it, no problem, put a new aav on, problem again, only upper trap indicating vent problem, lower trap picking up right side compartment , no problem, after diagnostic work found out washing machine was moved and no vent was done. guess what? this is the east coast, just put an aav on it! nuts. but there was no way to get a vent through to the attic.

                very few houses here have direct connect vents off the santee's. whole bathroom groups get vented off a lav and then the lav connects to many other vents in the attic and then one or two vent through the roof. good luck hitting the right vent to get to the stoppage!

                pulling toilets here is easy because you don;t go down a closet bend, then santee then comby, here you go down a closet bend and that's it! the older houses with cast are dont with the santee, comby and bend, but thats few and far between.
                Last edited by BizzyBeePlumbing,Inc.; 11-04-2012, 09:09 PM.
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                • #9
                  Re: Drain Question

                  Originally posted by BobsPlumbing View Post
                  No. Are you kidding? We made boat anchors with K-50's and K-60's years ago and decided to use drum machines since it made more sense.

                  Of course there are vents. But for some knucklehead reason, majority of time no outside cleanouts or even cleanouts with reasonable access.
                  no outside clean outs whatsoever on branch lines here. installers to lazy to poke them out. I know through the siding is not reasonable, but geeze the footing isn't bad. when I first moved here I thought it was illegal! I like the main line clean outs though, and property line clean outs. those are a plus. Plus the horizontal to vertecle 4" santee is awesome at the property line because if there isn't a main line clean out I can get my main line cable or camera, or jetter back up through the santee and run towards the house, downstream of the stoppage.
                  Last edited by BizzyBeePlumbing,Inc.; 11-04-2012, 09:29 PM.
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                  • #10
                    Re: Drain Question

                    i have been know to install a santee on it's back for a poor mans 2 way cleanout. some don't want to pay for a texas twin with 2 risers.

                    but with a jetter, it's simple to go backwards through a comby. just did this 2 days ago on a root stoppage in reverse through a comby downstream. to pull back you lower or shut off the water. cleaning is done on the way in.

                    rick.
                    phoebe it is

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                    • #11
                      Re: Drain Question

                      this house is on a septic system with a full bath 1st floor ,washer and kitchen sink with no vent .2nd floor has a 1/2 bath .
                      there is a 3" vent pipe ,all drains work well .
                      Rick we did a load with out soap and it didnt happen ,we will try again then with soap . nit sure if it is making the noise after the wash or rinse we will check .

                      Thanks for all the comments
                      Charlie

                      My seek the peek fundraiser page
                      http://observatory.mountwashington.o...nal&fr_id=1040


                      http://www.mountwashington.org/weather/conditions.php

                      new work pictures 12/09
                      http://public.fotki.com/hvachawk/

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                      • #12
                        Re: Drain Question

                        What year was the house built? Just thinking about traps.

                        Most likely the sink, W/M, or both are vented in some way. Might be tied back to the main somewhere above. Even hidden.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Drain Question

                          house is 20years old
                          every thing goes into the crawl space nothing in the walls because of how cold it gets here .
                          Charlie

                          My seek the peek fundraiser page
                          http://observatory.mountwashington.o...nal&fr_id=1040


                          http://www.mountwashington.org/weather/conditions.php

                          new work pictures 12/09
                          http://public.fotki.com/hvachawk/

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