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mariacsuarez

08:19AM | 05/21/07
Member Since: 05/20/07
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Bvplumbing
We remodeled our bathroom completely, removed all the old fictures, tile, toile, vanity, converted from a shower to a tub (a tub was the original models of the home). Now the bathroom is done, we have 2 problems:

1. The water from the tub drais extremedely slowly.

2. If I let the sink water run for about 2 minutes, the sink water comes back to the tub. I can fill the tub via the sink.

My contractor says problem 1 i dues to clogged pipes (Inever had this problem with the old shower). Problem 2, he says, has to do with a T-trap that wasn't installed.

In my view, the contractors should have known to install the T-trap. It seems to me that it traps a essential i plumbing to block gas, bad ordors, etc.

Can you suggest solutions for these problems.

Sylvan

12:41PM | 05/21/07
Member Since: 01/24/06
1589 lifetime posts
Me_office1
We remodeled our bathroom completely, removed all the old fictures, tile, toile, vanity, converted from a shower to a tub (a tub was the original models of the home). Now the bathroom is done, we have 2 problems:

1. The water from the tub drais extremedely slowly.

2. If I let the sink water run for about 2 minutes, the sink water comes back to the tub. I can fill the tub via the sink.

My contractor says problem 1 i dues to clogged pipes (Inever had this problem with the old shower). Problem 2, he says, has to do with a T-trap that wasn't installed.

In my view, the contractors should have known to install the T-trap. It seems to me that it traps a essential i plumbing to block gas, bad ordors, etc.

Can you suggest solutions for these problems.

Some things do not make any sense im my opinion

"My contractor says problem 1 i dues to clogged pipes (Inever had this problem with the old shower)"

Debris could have entered the drain piping durning demo and YES they should have been snaked once the shower was removed and the Shower "P" trap was removed

"Problem 2, he says, has to do with a T-trap that wasn't installed".

What seems confusing is a shower drain and trap is 2" diameter and a bathtub waste and trap is 11/2" so the existing drain line and vent would be more then adequate for the tub.

Going from a tub to a shower is slightly more difficult as one has to increase the drain size

Irregardless a new trap normally a "P" trap should have been installed and if need be the vent rerouted so it could service the new fixture and while the lines were exposed they should not only be snaked but also checked for proper pitch, this is just basic plumbing practices.

The trap does prevent foul fumes from entering BUT there has to be a vent provided also.

If the shower drained properly prior to the remodel there is no valid reason for a tub to be filled with basin waste unless there is a problem with partical stoppage and or back pitching.

The stoppage is easy enough to fix back pitching is a cronic condition.

GOOD LUCK
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mariacsuarez

05:28AM | 05/22/07
Member Since: 05/20/07
2 lifetime posts
Thanks for your reply. Can you explain further what this means:

Problem with partical stoppage and or back pitching.

I am not familiar with plumbing terms.

Thank you

Sylvan

07:56AM | 05/22/07
Member Since: 01/24/06
1589 lifetime posts
Me_office1
during demolition sometimes people forget to protect the drain inlets and allow debris to get in the drain line and this causes a restriction (partial) blockage

Also when working on drain lines instead of the line leading away from the fixture (PITCH) it is tilted towards the fixture being served thus the term back pitch.

Placing a level on a pipe will show you which way the drain will flow this is called pitch of the pipe

The picture is showing a 2" drain blockage that I had to cut out and replace
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