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Old 05-09-2010, 06:24 AM   #1
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i am in a house with a basement....i have a dishwasher and rarely uses it.....when using the sink to do the dishes, once the water goes down it sometimes leave food in the downstairs bath tub. we have had rotor rooter come in to flush the drain but problem still exists. i have tried flushing with over the counter remedies. nothing seems to work. any suggestions?

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You have a partial clog downstream, causing things to back up into the other sink. Surprised Rotorooter did not fix the problerm. They are usually good at that. The problem is after that downstairs drain, so some extensive rooting may be needed.

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it sometimes leave food in the downstairs bath tub.
Using rags as a gasket, force hot water directly from your water heater into the tub drain with a garden hose, but have an assistant check that this water isn't filling up a sink somewhere else in the house.
Run it till you're getting cold water through the hose.
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cable the tub drain or from a cleanout that is on the line but upstream of the tub. and stop runnig a bunch of food down your disposal, You will just plug it back up.
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stop runnig a bunch of food down your disposal, You will just plug it back up.

We've had people try to stuff half a leftover turkey pot pie down them....

Food + plumbing system = problems.......
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where did a disposal get in the equation?

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