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Old 01-29-2016, 04:51 PM   #16
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Usually if that happens, we just get it out of the p trap for the sink. Never had it happen at home, but when I ran a bar years back a customer dropped her ring in the ladies room sink. Got it out for her in about 5 minutes.
many times the power of the water coming right down the tailpiece of the sink washes out heavy objects into the piping and in time they end up in the house trap....do you have a house trap on your home?
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Old 01-29-2016, 05:49 PM   #17
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I don't believe so, unless it is buried in the bushes on the side of the house.
I do have two PVC clean outs close together in the front yard, if that's any indication.
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I don't believe so, unless it is buried in the bushes on the side of the house.
I do have two PVC clean outs close together in the front yard, if that's any indication.
In 30 years of plumbing in 4 states I have only seen 1 house trap.
The Uniform Plumbing Code outlawed them years ago
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Call a plumber and get your main drain snaked.
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In 30 years of plumbing in 4 states I have only seen 1 house trap.
The Uniform Plumbing Code outlawed them years ago
come to long island..lol..every house and building has them..
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come to long island..lol..every house and building has them..

Would that be because you have combined storm and sewage?
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Would that be because you have combined storm and sewage?
neg, house trap at the end of main sewer line as it exits the house, or in slab houses it can be in garage floor or front lawn in a pit....just for house drainage, no storm water allowed into sewer lines, as they all go to treatment plants....
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Call a plumber and get your main drain snaked.
ya think?? capt obvious...........
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From the symptoms you're describing, I agree with the others in here that you very well could have a partially clogged main drain line.

When was the last time you had the main drain line cleared with a plumber's snake all the way out to the sewer buried under the street or avenue your house is on?

If you don't know, or can't remember, then that's the first thing you need to do.

Your main drain line will gradually clog up with solids, mostly from your kitchen sink. Unfortunately, there are a myriad of ways that your house's drain piping can be plumbed, and so a partially clogged main drain line can result in a myriad of different symptoms depending on how it's plumbed.

Best to have your main drain line cleared and then see if the drainage problems persist. If it's been over ten years, it probably needs to be done anyway.

Also, don't think that you can save money by running in a short rented snake yourself through a sink drain. Ensuring that your main drain line is clear is an important part of house ownership and maintenance, and in a heavy rain it can make the difference between a flooded basement and no problems at all. Considering the hassle and expense of a flooded basement, opt for the much cheaper option of snaking of your main drain line clear.

But, don't phone any company that has enough money to advertise on the radio or TV. Companies like the Rooter know people panic when their drains stop working, and they'll phone the first place that comes to mind, and that'll be the Rooter because of their catchy jingle. The Rooter hires baby plumbers straight out of trade school and sends them out with more experienced guys to clear drains. Those kids ain't dumb and it doesn't take long for them to realized that if the borrowed the money from the Bank of Dad to buy their own equipment, they could charge half what the Rooter charges and still take home twice what they're making working for the Rooter.

Phone the companies with only a single line in your yellow pages phone directory and phone enough of them so you get some quotes that are affordable. Those will be the companies where the CEO and President of the company comes out to clear your drain, and he'll bring all of his 40 years of experience cleaning drains just like yours with him.
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Holy hell, I never gave closure to this thread.

Something caused me to look up something else in a past thread in which I was involved.

We had to have a plumber come out, and for the service charge he snaked the main line.

Drum rol... it had a partial clog. It's been phenomenal since.

Reminds me of Car Talk on NPR.

Sorry for the thread resurrection
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