washer drain back up


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Old 08-20-06, 08:26 AM
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washer drain back up

I recently replaced my laundry sink. I didn't change a thing with the pipes, only replacing the tub. Everything worked fine prior to this. The washer drain hose is connected to a pvc pipe that runs up and off the laundry tub p pipe. The sink drains fine, no leaks. But when the washer drains the pipe overflows. I'm heading out to buy a snake and give it a good clean....any other thoughts?
 
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Old 08-20-06, 08:38 AM
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Your washer drain should be 2" to handle the velocity/volume of water that the washer puts out. Washer water also contains lots of lint. If the sink was disconnected for a period of time while you were changing it out, the lint may have dried out and is causing a clog. Snake probably won't do much besides make a small hole that will seal back up when you withdraw the snake. I would suggest using an enzyme drain cleaner such as Draincare by Zep. There are other brands. Enzyme cleaners cling to and eat organic clogs. Takes at least 6 hours so it is best to use before going to bed so it has the proper amount of time to work. Follow all label directions. Good luck.
 
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Old 08-20-06, 12:12 PM
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HA!!...I bet thats it....I was stuffing the washer drain pipe all the way down the PVC....you guys are the best!!! thanks
 
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Old 08-20-06, 05:17 PM
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....darn....that didn't work....drain cleaner...............
 

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Old 08-26-06, 01:29 PM
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I feel like such an idiot...the extension from the sink drain was blocking the drain from the washer, I cut it in half and the problem was solved...my wife pointed it out to me....duh!

thanks again for all your help!
 
 

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