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Old 01-27-2013, 07:31 PM   #31
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Yes, good point that ddawg rasied in regard to using a vent stack. I've done that a number of times, and it can be the easiest way to go, but just skipped my mind earlier. Just stay safe, and don't go there if it's too steep or you are otherwise uncomfortable doing so.

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Old 01-27-2013, 07:56 PM   #32
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Didn't mention the house was built in 1915 so don't think that's a possibility but who knows! I'm gonna do what I can getting a snake tonight and do what I can! I do have another question! I do think its just clogged right behind my bathtub because that's the only place water is coming back up!! Is that possible it's just right there??
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Didn't mention the house was built in 1915 so don't think that's a possibility but who knows! I'm gonna do what I can getting a snake tonight and do what I can! I do have another question! I do think its just clogged right behind my bathtub because that's the only place water is coming back up!! Is that possible it's just right there??
It's sounds like its downstream from your tub, before the mainline tie in. The only fixtures backed up or effect the back up are secondary drains. I would cable from the kitchen - use a 3/8 cable long enough to get past the tub
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I'm assuming you have a crawl space....I would suggest going down there and looking at the plumbing.....at least see how it is routed....it might help you figure out where the blockage might be.

But if your toilet is flushing ok....then the blockage is between the tub and toilet.

Your lucky....the overflow is going into your tub....and not your floor.

One last thing in case you haven't figured it out yet....tell everyone to stop using the sinks.....you want that water to drain down if at all possible....makes for less mess when you pull a cap off.
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It's possible, but it's coming up in the tub simply because that is your lowest drain.

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I'm assuming you have a crawl space....I would suggest going down there and looking at the plumbing.....at least see how it is routed....it might help you figure out where the blockage might be.

But if your toilet is flushing ok....then the blockage is between the tub and toilet.

Your lucky....the overflow is going into your tub....and not your floor.

One last thing in case you haven't figured it out yet....tell everyone to stop using the sinks.....you want that water to drain down if at all possible....makes for less mess when you pull a cap off.
YEAH I FIGURED!!!! Well here is the pipes straight down from the tub!! Does that say anything or do nothing!!
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your blockage is downstream from where the plastic ties into the cast iron
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Ok well finally got it!! Took the back off the wall took off the top drain stuck the snake down went all 15' pull it back out felt like I went through at a few spots but $15 is better than whatever a plumber was charging!! Thanks for all the info guys!!!
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Is it just me or does that line from the trap to the cast look like it's running up hill?
Also should there have been a clean out in there some place?
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Is it just me or does that line from the trap to the cast look like it's running up hill?
Also should there have been a clean out in there some place?
Looks like its pitching to me toward the trap. From the big rubber boot going right. Thats no good

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