06:04AM | 07/30/00
Member Since: 07/29/00
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My house was built in 1963 (37 years old).

Laundry and Kitchen are located right next to each other. When I do the laundry, some water from the washer comes out of the sink. I have the double sink type, water comes out on the side of the sink that does not has food grinder. This problem is recurring even after we cleaned or unclogged the drain. Could it be the vent pipe needs unclogging? If so, is this something we can do ourselves?

Also, we have a brand new food grinder, also the water on this side of the sink drains very slowly. I called the sink manufacturer, they say grinder should not create this problem, they recommend cleaning the drainage. We do not have dishwasher.

Are these prblems caused by clogged drain or vent pipe? Thanks.


01:11PM | 07/31/00
Member Since: 02/19/00
206 lifetime posts
I would think that this is a plug of some kind and is down line from the wash room. The water, when draining cannot drain down line fast enough so it will enter the kitchen sink. Your kitchen sink should have a trap on the main line just before the 2 sides of the sink. A plugged vent pipe is not likley and is probably down the line a ways. This is used near the toilets and tubs which hold alot of water and need a vacuum break,,....thus a vent pipe. Which is ever closser to the main drain line, try and snake it out about 10-15 foot. See if this helps.

[This message has been edited by HOLLYWOOD (edited July 31, 2000).]

[This message has been edited by HOLLYWOOD (edited July 31, 2000).]



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