drain help


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Old 06-25-01, 05:21 PM
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I live in a NYC apartment and I had a leak in the kitchen drain pipe a few days ago. The super changed the pipe, which dropped from the sink 4"s or so than went into a 90 and another 90 before going into a S and down 4 floors to the street. The pipe was replaced in almost the same way except the 4' drop from the sink is now a 1" drop and the sink does not drain well. Is the problem that the drop was almost eliminated? Does the 4" drop need to be there? Help please.
 
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Old 06-25-01, 07:43 PM
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The S trap you are describing is illegal in georgia because it siphons itself due to improper venting. the line is probobly still plugged up and needs to be snaked properly.
 
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Old 06-26-01, 08:33 AM
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I had NO problem draining before the super did the work. What I need to know is should there be a drop of some kind coming down from the sink? The drain pipe bends 90 degrees immediately after coming from the sink. Thanks for the help
 
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Old 06-26-01, 09:45 PM
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the immediate drop should not slow the draining,It sounds like the water has to run at least 5' to the nearest vent.
this will slow the flow.
 
 

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