Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Plumbing

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 09-03-2012, 09:32 AM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 2
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Basic plumbing question


I have two bathrooms on the second floor of my house. The drain is clogged so neither will flush. But (and here is my real question) the tub is also draining slow. Does plumbing code allow tubs and sinks to use the same drain as the toilets?

dedwards14 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2012, 09:38 AM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Ottawa Ontario Canada
Posts: 204
Rewards Points: 154
Default

Basic plumbing question


Yes, Please see the attached


orange is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2012, 12:05 PM   #3
In a little over my head
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 738
Rewards Points: 506
Default

Basic plumbing question


That should give you a hint where the clog is. Downstream of the Y, between the 1st and 2nd floor. Maybe you can run your snake down the vent from the roof?
ratherbefishing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2012, 09:20 PM   #4
Bombastic Idiot
 
notmrjohn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Mesquite, Texas
Posts: 761
Rewards Points: 500
Default

Basic plumbing question


"tubs and sinks to use the same drain as the toilets?" they all gotta come together somewhere.
And the pipe that delivers water to the kitchen sink is connected to the pipe that delivers water to the toilets. Or at least that's what my dad used to say when we'd call out after we weren't s'posed to get out of bed, "Dadeeee, I'm thirsteee." He'd bring in a glass of water from nearest source. "Ewwwww, not bathroom water!" Then we got the plumbing lesson. followed by the blessing. "Now drink the water, shut up, AND GO TO SLEEP!" mutter mutter stuff the litle mutter mutter down the mutter toilet mutter mutter
__________________
Measure twice, cut once.
Look at the nail, not the hammer. Watch the fence, not the blade.
If you hook your thumb over your belt you won't hit it with the hammer or leave it layin on the saw table.
notmrjohn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2012, 12:30 PM   #5
Newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 2
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Basic plumbing question


Thanks for your answers. The diagram is great. We're going to try rodding down the vent pipe from the roof.
dedwards14 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
outside corner basic question amakarevic Drywall & Plaster 8 05-12-2012 12:19 AM
plumbing question Clarissa Plumbing 2 05-09-2012 01:50 PM
Bathroom plumbing question muehleisem Plumbing 6 03-30-2012 07:36 PM
basic question - single pole switch in a 3-way setup dbpass Electrical 10 09-07-2010 06:29 PM
Utility Sink Plumbing Question justinL Plumbing 2 08-16-2010 09:10 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.