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I have a buried rigid 4” PVC drain line in my septic system that I have to cut and clean out. Since the pipe I will cut is buried and not moveable I can’t use a standard coupling so how can I re-connect the pipe?

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They sell rubber 4 inch sections with clamps at Home Depot.
But this is not a solution.
You probably can't clean it out.

You waited too long to pump your septic tank, and then the debris collecting at the bottom of the tank over flowed, and entered the leach field. Once it does that, it plugs up the little crevices in the gravel. It it not the 4 inch pipe that is probably plugged, it is probably the 2 foot pile of gravel under each run that is clogged.
You can try cleaning it out, but it is not likely to do much good.
All you are going to do is empty the pipe, and it is soon going to be full again.

Next time, use a stick to measure the level of debris collecting in the bottom of the digestion tank, and have it pumped before it overflows.

Then when you build a leach field, bring the end of each run up to a clean out. That way you never have to dig or cut pipe in order to roto out roots.

But you might as well try to clean out the pipe. You might find it is roots instead of overflow.

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Drain inside house from a c is over flowing.central air



I am a certified HVAC Technician. I have worked in the field since 1996. I have seen this hundreds of times, if not a thousand times, in the past. Every central air conditioning and heat pump system comes with TWO drain pans, The MAIN drain pan is located within the AIR HANDLER (blower) UNIT, while the EMERGENCY DRAIN PAN is extremely LARGE and sits under the ENTIRE AIR HANDLER (blower) UNIT. The ONLY time water will be INSIDE an EMERGENCY DRAIN PAN is when the MAIN DRAIN PAN condensate drain line is CLOGGED, causing the MAIN DRAIN PAN to overflow. What causes the drains pans OR the drain lines to become clogged is slime and scale from the condensate water as well as debris from within the attic that may have either been blown by the air or may have simply have fallen into the emergency drain pan; or some insects from the out of doors have traveled up into the PVC Drain line and built a nest on the downward side of the P-trap. The P-trap is designed to prevent critters from entering your home through the PVC drain lines. Most CLOGS occur at the P-TRAP location.

The BEST thing to do is:


1. Locate the WHITE PVC drain pipe outside your house and ensure there is NO water draining from it.

2. Locate the same WHITE PVC drain pipe inside your house. You should notice a "TEE" where two WHITE PVC drain pipes merge into ONE WHITE PVC drain pipe.


Follow the below steps, in the order shown:


A. FIRST, find another person to act as your second set of eyes at the end of the WHITE PVC Drain Line that is located outside of your home. That person will be looking for water or debris to EXIT the end of that WHITE PVC DRAIN LINE.


B. SECONDLY, locate the WHITE PVC "P-TRAP" inside your house. It is normally located within a couple to three feet of your indoor air handing (blower) unit.

C. THIRDLY, very gently lift the entire WHITE PVC drain line up in the air as high as you can without breaking it, and slam it down onto the rafters or attic floor or garage floor. You are attempting to dislodge the CLOG within the drain pipe WITHOUT having to actually CUT the PVC and without damaging or breaking the WHITE PVC. Depending on how old the system is, it may or may not be brittle; and it may not take much to damage or break the PVC, which will cause leaks. So, be very careful at this point.


D. Ask the person outside if anything has started to EXIT. You can ALSO usually hear water start to drain if you put your ear up to the drain line. If the person said "NO"and if you don't see the water level getting LOWER in the EMERGENCY drain pan, then REPEAT step "C" above.

E. If the person informs you that there IS water now starting to exit the WHITE PVC DRAIN PIPE, you should then wait until all water has drained from the EMERGENCY DRAIN PAN; and then pour at least 1 quart of BLEACH down that drain, from the EMERGENCY DRAIN PAN exit. The BLEACH will further clear out any SLIME which may be remaining within the "P-TRAP" and will also CLEAN OUT and DISINFECT that drain line.

If the above steps do NOT work for you, then prepare to go into the next LOGICAL phase of your attack. Please NOTE: I am limited to 10,000 characters in my response, so I'll repost additional STEPS in another RESPONSE. Good Luck!!!

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My Carrier AC is leaking from the inside connection to where the white PVC tubing connects to. The padding inside is soaked and when I press it, it is filled with water. It continuosly drips down water...


If this unit is new more than likely the condesate drain line does not have a deep U shaped "trap"in it. This allows the negative air pressure inside the unit to draw air up thru the drain line holding the water inside the cabinet until the fan shuts off, then the water can drop out of the unit everywhere.

If the system has been in foe some time and has the proper "trap" the drain line could be plugged any where there is a turn in the pipe. It is a messy clean out but it can be done by cutting the straight PVC pipe, right after the screw in fitting and the 90. This will allow you to unscrew the fitting at the unit and clean it out. Sometime there is a gel like clog that grows at this point. Then you can take a wire or compressed air to clean out the rest of the line to the outlet. Next pour hot water thru the PVC and see how it comes out the end. Worst case you will need to pour a solution of hot water and white vinegar to remove any build up.

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I broke the pvc pipes that transport the water to the jets. I need replacement pipes. Where do I get those?


the PVC pipes used to plumb bathtubs can be either rigid PVC pipe or flex PVC pipe. You may use either kind and is usually available at your local Home Center.

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I have a Weather King AC/Furnace in the attic that's dripping water into the drain pan. When we purchased our new house it came with this unit and it never dripped ater. Now, the water is dripping towards...


I assume it is dripping water when the AC is running. If you look at the attic unit, there should be a PVC pipe running from the unit - probably an insulated PVC pipe. This pipe probably goes across the attic to the edge of the house and drains outside. The drain pan may also have a drain pipe, but the one on the AC unit is the issue, and is probably plugged. Go outside and see if you can locate the AC drain pipe. See if the ground is wet below the pipe and if water is steadily dripping from the pipe (with AC running). If the pipe and ground are dry, the pipe is plugged. If you have a wet/dry vac, try connecting it to the drain pipe outside to see if you can **** the pluggage out. If you can get it clear, water should start dripping out of the pipe. This same thing happened at our house. I decided to cut the pipe in the attic, and add in a PVC isolation valve, tee, and water hose connection with plug, so I can valve out the AC unit from the pipe, remove hose connection plug, and hook up a water hose and flush the line to outside. Lowe's sells all of the PVC pipe fittings. The water pressure from the hose will always flush out the algae and crud to the outside of the house. I can also remove the plug and pour a cup of bleach down the drain pipe every couple of months to keep algae growth in check. I also cut out the trap (u-leg) from pipe in the attic and purchased a ready made trap a Lowes (the contractor who built our house had made a lousy homemade trap). I purchased a few PVC elbows and installed the trap on the drain pipe outside. By the way, our AC drain pipe comes out of our wall outside and drains near our outside unit. Our secondary drain pan drain pipe comes out outside from an eave on the side of the house. I don't know what you drain line looks like (it may have a port to add bleach, or some cleanout provisions, maybe not). If you choose to modify/improve it, then make a sketch of it, go to Lowe's and get the PVC parts you need + PVC pipe primer and cement. PVC cement dries fast. Remember, the pipe must flow downhill from you AC attic unit. You can use a regular wood saw to cut the pipe. I hope this helps you. You need to keep the drain line clear as algae will continue to grow in it. Pouring bleach in the line every month or two helps. You also need to check maybe once a month that the line is draining properly (check to see if dripping outside). You can get some serious water damage to your ceilings if the water backs up and overflows. I discovered that our drain line was plugged just in time as our drain pan drain line was also partially plugged and drain pan was about to overflow.

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I have to move the kitchen drain pipe over 2


You need to measure the outside diameter of the pipe then go to your hardware store and buy a flexible coupling of that size.

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The drum wont hold water. it goes right out the draim


The drain needs to be above the actual water level or it will run out, the pvc should be above this point in order for the hose to get air and not act like trap and run out all that comes in,< woud suggest going to hardware store and getting piece to add on to 4 inch section with a coupler and washer drain cap>. they will cut to length, < take measurement of pipe size and length needed to get just bellow height of washer top, pvc goes together by cleaning and glueing, if the 4 inch piece has angle cut then it will have to be cut to strait line for good seal.

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Any way to take apart cemented pvc drain pipe


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I have just bought a greenhouse and wpuld like to plumb water to it. The greenhouse is located 50 feet from my residence. I want to bury a line to the greenhouse but im not sure what kind of pipe i should...


The simplest installation would be CPVC pipe. PVC would be okay for cold water only, but don't believe you can buy PVC faucets, etc. (only CPVC).

The depth should be below the frost line for your region -- I looked for that, but it wasn't easily found. My guess is it's in the range of 4-5 feet.
But you should verify that, maybe thru the local building inspection agency.

No pipe (expandable or not) is going to be immune to freezing/bursting unless it's below the frost line.

If you drain/blowout the entire leg during the winter, it doesn't matter how deep you bury it. If there's no water in the line, it won't burst.

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1 drain pipe with 2 traps


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Please read and understand these entire posts and collect all tools & materials before beginning this project.
 
Materials needed:
 
2 - PVC 1-1/2" compression x 1-1/2" female Schedule 40 solvent        weld trap adapters.
 
2 - 1 1/2"PVC-DWV ADJ P- traps (serviceable)
 
1 - PVC 1 1/2 X 1 1/2 X 1 1/2 sanitary Tee 
 
1 - 90 degree PVC short turn elbow 
 
1 - 4' piece of 1 1/2 PVC sched. 40 pipe
 
1 - 4oz can Oatey PVC Regular Clear Advanced Cement
 
1 - 4oz can Oatey PVC Clear Primer
 
1 - Small container plumbers putty (To be used as a gasket like bushing between the disposers basket strainer and the sinks surface)
 
Tools that are needed:
 
Safety glasses
Latex gloves
Hacksaw
Torpedo level
Measuring tape
Channel locking pliers
Sharpie type pen/marker
Old work rags to clean the edges of freshly cut PVC pipe of loose debris.
Old newspaper to protect your floor/work area and the floor of the sink base.
Any other tools listed with the disposal installation instructions.
       

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