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Old 08-17-2013, 12:12 PM   #1
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working on my basement bathroom. I went to install shower pan this morning got everything hooked up and together. Decided I would pour some water down the shower drain, and much to my surprise the water did not go anywhere. the drain line is holding water. the house is brand new only a year old!! I removed nthe cap for the first time this morning, so nothing should be down that line at all. The toilet drain is working just fine. I am a little confused as to what is going on here. Please help

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There is a trap below the floor in the drain. It is supposed to hold water to block sewer gases. Keep pouring water and see if it drains.

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I did do that and the water is at the top of the pipe and has not dropped at all it simply just isn't draining!!!
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You have a problem---Try rodding the pipe and see if it's plugged with construction debris---
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