06:04AM | 07/30/00
Member Since: 07/29/00
1 lifetime posts
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).]

Click to reply button
Inspiration banner


Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply choose button


Post new button or Login button

To test the boundaries of small-footprint living, interior designer Jessica Helgerson moved her family to a 540-square-foo... Filling an underutilized area beneath the stairs is a smart way to save space. Doing so with a stash of wood, however, is ... The Audubon Society inspired wallpaper in this Adirondack-styled mudroom will get you in the outdoor mood. Grab your coat ... Chalkboard paint opens up endless possibilities for customizing your dresser time and time again. Use chalk to label the c... A fireplace in the bathroom creates the ultimate setting for relaxation. Homeowners often choose electric or gas over wood... This roomy boot tray made from punched metal stands up to all the elements. Station it in your mudroom or at your back doo... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... FLOR tiles are an affordable way to customize a carpeted floor covering for any space. Make anything from runners to wall-... Chalkboard paint features prominently in this elegant yet unpretentious headboard design. Add a new message daily to reflec... Salvaged boards in varying widths and colors make up the dramatic accent wall in this attic space. The high-gloss white of... The indecisive homeowner need not fret over choosing one (or even two) cabinet colors. The kitchen cabinets in this artist... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... First dress up your metal shelves with a coat of paint in an accent color that complements your kitchen decor. Then arrang... Dark wood shelving and a matching upholstered bench keep this closet sleek and refined. The large window brightens the sub...
Follow banner a
Newsletter icon Flipboard glossy Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss icon