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How to connect the Vent pipe that allows gases to escape from the tub drain

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The vent pipe goes up to the roof and your drain pipes into this on the low end and out to the main drain

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SOURCE: My bathtub drain is American Standard circa 1927.

your close to figuring it out,
I would guess you have a hair clog in the trap. they have inexpensive plastic rods (like a long zip tie) with serrated edges on it to capture the hair. Home Depot or Lowe's or Menards will have these

Posted on Jul 05, 2009

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Furnace has water under it, why? Its a Dayton gas furnace.


There are several questions that need to be answered about what type of system you have, but i found this posting that may help:
As your gas furnace runs, is there water leaking at the base? Is the furnace's air filter wet, too?There are a few things that could be happening here. But if you have a high-efficiency furnace, here's the most common cause: a condensation leak.
We'll explain why a furnace creates condensation, and what's causing it to leak out of your furnace.
Note: You'll know if you have a high-efficiency furnace if:
  • The yellow energy guide tag says your furnace's efficiency is 90% or higher AFUE.
  • The vent/flue pipe is white PVC as opposed to metal.
Why a high-efficiency furnace creates condensation
How in the heck does a high efficiency furnace create condensation/water anyway?
It's all about how the furnace extracts heat from combustion gases.
A lower-efficiency furnace extracts some heat from combustion gases and then quickly vents them out the flue pipe.
But a high-efficiency furnace, to extract more heat, has 2 heat exchangers. These allow the furnace to extract heat from the gases for a longer period of time. This causes the combustion gases to cool and then condense.
That condensation then exits out your home through a drain. But if that water is pooling around the furnace, there's a problem preventing it from draining properly.
Causes of a condensation leak around a high-efficiency furnace
  • Clogged condensation tubing
  • Clogged condensation drain
  • Breaks in the condensation line
  • Issues with the condensate pump (if you have one)
You'll need a furnace technician to diagnose which of these is the issue and then fix it.
Other causes of leaking water around a furnace
If you have a conventional, standard-efficiency furnace...then its flue pipe may be incorrectly sized.
If you have a whole-house humidifier connected to the furnace...there may be an issue which is causing the humidifier to leak into your furnace. Your humidifier should be getting annual maintenance from a professional to prevent this.

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Tub drains slow


does your bathtub drain slow, and toilet not flush? dont call a plumber just yet, Every fixture in your home should have a air vent associated with it. the vents allow gases to escape and are necessary in allowing the waist water to flowout and down the pipes. most vents lead up through the roof, these are usualy 2" in diameter and raise up about 20" from the roof. there are other ventsin and around the home like the drain pipe for your washer or the overflow drains in sinks and tubs. If you have a tub that drains slow its usually hair buildup in the trap and is simple to clear. If you have a problem like the one i had and you've tried everything and it still wont drain the vent may be clogged. In my case the toilet wouldnt flush allong with the tub draining very slow, I threw every thing i could at the problem including removing the toilet and running a power snake. You can imagine how i felt when i put the toiket back in place and when i flushed it nothing happened:( after some thought i went to the tub and removed the chrome cap 0ver the overflow and ran a wire with the end bent like a hook as i pulled the wire out the toilet flushed, on the end of the wire was a clump of hair . problem solved!

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Septic vs washout tub?


Waste water from the washer is not pumped out but rather is gravity fed down the drain. You cannot drain the water up higher than the washing machine's drain outlet. You would have to cut into the drain pipe - below the level of your washer's drain outlet - and put in a T that will tie into the drain pipe and allow for some type of connection to be made from your washer's drain hose.

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Why would valve cover explode


When an engine runs it builds up gases within. Cars are built with a vent to allow gases to escape from the engine, so that they wont build up pressure. This may have been a contributing factor. Also, if you have over filled the oil, that would help in building pressure within the engine.

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When do you need to vent a bathroom sink?


You always need to vent a sink. If you do not vent the sink it will create a vacume and **** water, or air from the nearest fixture.. example, if you connect to the sewer line near a bath tub, when you run the sink water it will **** air from the bath tub drain. If it sucks a lot of air, you will smell the sewer odor since the water is no longer blocking it.
If you cannot run the vent to the roof, there is an in wall vent valve called a studor vent that may work. Get with someone at Lowes or Home depot to show you one.

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This might be a plumbing problem but it only happens when I do a load of washing. When the water drains it goes into a pipe in the wall and then my bath tub fills up, and the bath drains .When the water...


Check your main vent line for obstructions (animals, nests, leaves, etc.) and then have your drains inspected. There is likely a "log-jam" (pun intended) in the sewer drain line - as it is not allowing the water to drain as fast as the washer pumps it out.

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My bathtub drain is American Standard circa 1927. The tub stopper is actuated by turning a knob connected to a linkage connected to a rod, connected to a yoke which threads onto a sleeved pipe which...


your close to figuring it out,
I would guess you have a hair clog in the trap. they have inexpensive plastic rods (like a long zip tie) with serrated edges on it to capture the hair. Home Depot or Lowe's or Menards will have these

Jun 28, 2009 | Plumbing

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Water will not stay filled in tub on rinse cycle


It sounds like a siphon issue.
Check that the drain hose does a high loop before it goes into the drain pipe. (ie. drain hose loops above the water level inside the tub). Make sure the drain hose is not pushed too far down into the drain pipe. Also if the drain hose is sealed to the drain pipe this will create an airlock and a siphon will occur, allow air to enter between drain hose and drain pipe connection.
This should help you but if there is still a problem let me know and I'll try to assist you further.
Good luck!

Mar 21, 2009 | Maytag Washing Machines

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Fuelin up my ford escape


In left rear wheel well under a plastic cover is your fill and vent pipe
A coupling from plastic pipe to metal pipe must be taken apart and air blown into tank
This plastic line is bent down and collects overfill and moisture, thus not allowing tank to to vent as you fill.
Once you have cleared plastic line and reassembled coupling , gently bend metal pipe so plastic line drains towards tank.
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