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Bathtub takes 3 mins to start draining. The drain is not clogged. After about 4'' of water the tub starts to drain and drains fast, but won't even attempt to drain until about 4'' full. Same thing everytime. Is my 1 1/2'' drain too small? Do I have a venting issue? Same happened in old house I changed to 2'' pvc and it never happened again, but is it normal to need 2'' pvc?

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Might be the problem, especially when you can't get to those pipes, always use 2 inch. If you had a vent problem, the water would gurgle out very slow, and the toilet wouldn't flush. The 2 inch trap at the tub is a must, it will never clog, and you shouldn't have to worry about it. I'm surprised that they built it that way. Most drain lines are 3 inch with a vent at the farthest point, so all the smaller lines would be 2 inch all the way to the roof except for the p-traps at the sinks. Hope this helps.

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To my knowledge, most problems such as one you have can be caused by three (3) possibilities:
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2. electrical - the drain valve is not opening evening if electronically activated; and
3. mechanical - the drain valve is stuck or the most likely, the drain passageway is clogged.

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  1. If you have a dishwasher, pinch off the rubber dishwasher drain hose that leads to the garbage disposer using a clamp or locking pliers. If clearing a bathtub, remove the drain stopper and cover the overflow opening with a wet rag.
  2. Remove the sink basket or tub stopper and clean any debris from the drain opening.
  3. Fill the sink or tub with sufficient water to cover the plunger cup, usually about 2 inches. If you are working on a double sink, seal the other sink with a stopper so the plunger can create a vacuum.
  4. Set the plunger on the drain opening and repeatedly pump it up and down, then pull away sharply to dislodge debris. Repeat if necessary.
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  6. If the clog remains, use an auger (see below) or an expansion nozzle (see below) to clear the drain.
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