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Old 04-23-2011, 04:33 PM   #1
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Hi, I have tried before but I shall try again, to find an answer to our problem. Is it legal in DIY world to post the same question under a different title? Oh My!
Our bathroom toilet water sucks out of the bowl, down to the trap, sometimes pulling water out of the trap, whenever we drain the soapy dish water out of our kitchen sink, which is the adjacent room. If I fill the k sink with plain water and drain it, the toilet water level drops, but only slightly. This also happens when we run the dishwasher, which of course is hooked to the kitchen sink. All the drains work normally except for this problem.This has been happening for years, so obviously we're sort of OK with it, but I like to fix it. The only pipe work I've done has been to change out two drain pipes in the wall that were corroded and leaking. THANKS for any ideas or guesses.

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Sounds like there is no vent for that line or it was incorrectly setup or clogged somehow. I'm guessing having soap in the water fills the pipe better (with foam) creating more suction in the line pulling the water out of the trap. Have you checked to see if flushing the toilet empties the sink trap? If it does, sounds like the vent is missing or clogged somehow, if it doesn't sounds like the vent is not installed correctly.

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I'm no expert, but sounds like a venting issue. Would need to see the pipe layout of the toilet and kitchen and where the vent is. Maybe it's clogged from a bird nest or something.
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yep, sounds like a vent to me
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Vent---classic symptoms---Look up on your roof---is there a vent pipe sticking out somewhere above that toilet?
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Sounds like there is no vent for that line or it was incorrectly setup or clogged somehow. I'm guessing having soap in the water fills the pipe better (with foam) creating more suction in the line pulling the water out of the trap. Have you checked to see if flushing the toilet empties the sink trap? If it does, sounds like the vent is missing or clogged somehow, if it doesn't sounds like the vent is not installed correctly.

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Hi Banjo! Thanks ALL for responding!! If there was no roof vent how would all the sinks/toilet drain normally except for that one symptom? The outside vent pipe lines up with the wall that separates the bathroom and kitchen. I took a look down the pipe from the roof and could see all the way down to a junction, no visible blockage. The soap bubbles, foam, creating more suction, makes sense. We tried the toilet flushing test and no noise from the kitchen sink trap, It would "glug, glug, glug" like the toilet trap if it was emptying Right? I will run a snake down the roof vent if it ever Stops Raining. Thanks again all!!

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