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Old 04-10-2014, 03:23 AM   #1
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When my wife was taking a shower the other day, I noticed that there was a burping noise coming from the kitchen sink drain. Any ideas where to start the search for issues?

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Old 04-10-2014, 03:27 AM   #2
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Sounds like the drain --past the kitchen--is starting to back up----

Tell us a little bit how the drains are in relation to each other---

is the house a single story?

Slab or basement? How old is the plumbing?

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Sounds like the drain --past the kitchen--is starting to back up----

Tell us a little bit how the drains are in relation to each other---

is the house a single story?

Slab or basement? How old is the plumbing?
1) Opposite sides of the house

2) Single story

3) Basement/garage. House was built in the 60's and new shower plumbing installed last year. Also, the shower drain only runs about 4' to the "tree".
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Had this gurgling always happened?

If so suspect a vent issue---however,I think you have a slow main drain---that means rodding the sewer line---

Let's see what others think---lots of plumbing savy members here---
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Old 04-10-2014, 05:04 AM   #5
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I just started noticing the issue about a week ago. Fortunately, nothing has backed up. Yet... Would flushing an M80 help? Lol
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Old 04-10-2014, 06:28 AM   #6
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It could be either issue that Mike stated.To be sure ,take the garden hose up on the roof and run some water down the vent.This has worked several times for me in the past and costs nothing but a little time.
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Old 04-10-2014, 06:43 AM   #7
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Septic or city sewer?
Whens the last time the tank was pumped out if your on a septic system?
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Septic or city sewer?
Whens the last time the tank was pumped out if your on a septic system?
City sewer. I'm going to try a couple bottles of industrial Drano in each drain and see what happens.
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Skip the chemicals---you or a plumber will need to work on that drain soon---

Two reasons not to: 1--It wont work--

2---caustic chemicals mean danger to the next guy touching the pipes---if you have already dumped the stuff in the pipes---warn the plumber if you need him in the next day or two--
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Skip the chemicals---you or a plumber will need to work on that drain soon---

Two reasons not to: 1--It wont work--

2---caustic chemicals mean danger to the next guy touching the pipes---if you have already dumped the stuff in the pipes---warn the plumber if you need him in the next day or two--
Good advice, I wasn't aware that the Drano was a huge issue with pro's.
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It actually harms the plumbers cable.
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I'm going to try a couple bottles of industrial Drano in each drain and see what happens.
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Skip the chemicals---you or a plumber will need to work on that drain soon---

Two reasons not to: 1--It wont work--

2---caustic chemicals mean danger to the next guy touching the pipes---if you have already dumped the stuff in the pipes---warn the plumber if you need him in the next day or two--
NO, NO, NO!!! Thank you oh'mike for beating me to it. NO CHEMICALS!

I am always vocal about how bad chemicals in drains are because they rarely work and are extremely dangerous. The father of a friend of mine is permanently disabled by drain chemicals which had been dumped in to a floor drain. The customer told him they had not used chemicals... He was burned so badly he can barely walk anymore. All because the customer used chemicals and lied about it.
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Old 04-11-2014, 04:35 AM   #13
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When I get home from work, I'm gonna try a couple of pots of boiling water per a suggestion. Thoughts?
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Stupid idea move on. Unless you want to possibly damage your plastic drains.

Try calling a non rooter company that is an actually plumber and get your problem looked at and snaked.
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That is not likely to help--the blockage is down the line a ways--most likely you will dislodge enough small crud to complete the blockage---

Then you will be in need of that rodder in a hurry.

If plumbing is beyond your ability or inclination, hiring a plumber is a good idea--
I don't like to do rodding---it's rather a messy job and the big main drain rodders are dangerous if done wrong---and heavy--

Ask around neighbors,friends for a plumber that they have had good experience with.

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