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Old 04-28-2009, 07:08 PM   #1
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My tub drains but very slowly. Tried evrything. Only other idea is the tub is on the wall of garage and the drain for the washer is attached. Could it be forming a vacum causing the tub to drain slow? From what i seen the tub never has any residue from the washer.

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Old 04-28-2009, 07:22 PM   #2
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My tub drains but very slowly. Tried evrything. Only other idea is the tub is on the wall of garage and the drain for the washer is attached. Could it be forming a vacum causing the tub to drain slow? From what i seen the tub never has any residue from the washer.
Is this a new problem or has it always done this?

Does the washing machine drain OK?

If there is a vent on the roof above the wall, it shouldn't form a vacuum.

What have you done in terms of clearing the tub's drain pipes? (That is the most likely source of the problem.)

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Old 04-28-2009, 07:27 PM   #3
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I have moved washer drain over to garge sink. Have tried everything from snaking to Liquid plumber. Whne i removed the small acess plate it shows that the washer drain is connected right at the bend of the tub. House built in 77 bought year ago.
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I have moved washer drain over to garge sink. Have tried everything from snaking to Liquid plumber. Whne i removed the small acess plate it shows that the washer drain is connected right at the bend of the tub. House built in 77 bought year ago.
If you snaked it out and it still drains slow my guess would be a venting problem. can't say much more without seeing it for myself
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I have moved washer drain over to garge sink. Have tried everything from snaking to Liquid plumber. Whne i removed the small acess plate it shows that the washer drain is connected right at the bend of the tub. House built in 77 bought year ago.
Did you move the washer to the garage sink because it was draining slowly in its normal drain?

Does the garage sink drain to a different place?

Is there a "cleanout" access outside the house that will let you reach this drainpipe?

Is the tub on a slab or is there a crawl space under the floor?


The clogged drain is still the most likely option. A renter had a tub clog, and I snaked and plunged and Dranoed and nothing worked. Finally I gave up and called a plumber, who looked down there with a little camera and then snaked it out. It took him about 15 minutes. Turned out to be a piece of soap or something. I think it cost me $125.
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When you snaked it, did you snake through the overflow or try through the drain, or both? My guess is something fell in or lint residue from the washer is building up.

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