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Old 04-25-2010, 06:12 PM
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Hey guys. I'm wondering WTF is wrong here. The new sink I just put in won't drain. There wasn't a sink there for about 2 months. So I put in an S trap in with the new sink and here are the pictures.









The whole S trap system I installed is clean and free of debris. I used a 15ft pipe snake to go down the tubing that comes out of the floor and nothing came up. I guess the next thing I could do is take apart the plumbing in the basement to make sure it's clog free, but I don't think that's the problem because the water gets stuck in the sink after I turn the water on for about 3-5 seconds. Kinda wondering what is wrong. It's not the first S/P trap I've installed so..........



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Old 04-25-2010, 06:22 PM
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looks good to me. must be further down the line. Plumbing aint r0ck3t sc13nce!
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Old 04-25-2010, 06:29 PM
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looks good to me. must be further down the line. Plumbing aint r0ck3t sc13nce!
Oh really..........then why won't it drain????? 1 hint....it ain't further down the line, bro!
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Is there a p trap in the basement? If so take it apart and pipe the sink straight to drain with out trap. If not get rid of the s trap and use ap trap. S trap doesn't let the sink vent right, causing it not to drain
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Old 04-25-2010, 06:32 PM
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heres an idea Remove the bottom connection see if it drains. if so then its either further down the line or perhaps because it cannot vent properly?.
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throw the "s" in the back yard and just use a "p" trap
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quick question why an s-trap? i know that atleast in my county the are ILLEGAL idk what code you fall under we only use p-traps
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btw WHERE IS YOUR VENT???? you are airlocked my friend from what i can see
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def need a p trap like others said you have a air trap..
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Take the s-trap apart.

On the vertical pipe coming up, cut off the trap adapter...glue a coupling and a piece of pipe about 12-15" long...on top of that glue a 1-1/2" sanitary tee, with the side inlet facing the drain on the sink...then glue another piece of pipe about 6-8" long into the top of the tee...on top of that piece glue an air admittance valve (studor or durgo vent). Then out of the front of the tee glue another piece of pipe about 5' long then glue a trap adapter onto that. Once you've done all this use a p-trap to drain into the tee fitting. You will need a flanged tailpiece from the sink drain into the p-trap.

And you're right professor...it ain't rocket science as long as you know what the hell you're doing.

Marty, see the little thingy to the right of the drain in the back? That's an air admittance valve.


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