The kitchen and bathroom share a wall. The drain beneath the kitchen sink
(double sink; one side with disposal and dishwasher) goes into the wall it
shares with the shower. When we run the sink (especially with the disposal
on), the filthy water comes up from the drain in the tub.
The tub drains mostly fine, though it has had it's problems in the past.
But the dishwasher doesn't clean as well as it should, and I wonder if it's
backing up inside.
I have tried running a hand-crank snake down the tub, but this hasn't helped
much except to make the tub drain better.
If you've already cleaned the drains, I'd take a look at the roof vent.
Since the kitchen and bath share a wall, I'm guessing they share a roof
vent too. If the vent is plugged, none of the fixtures are going to drain
all that well.
He said it was a plumming problems so maybe some of the plums or leaves from
a plum tree got in there. If you get plums, nectarines, or peaches in your
vent a plumbing problem can result and a plumber can help.
You should have kept it going and said he needs to hire a "plummer". ;-)
When the toilet is flushed does it bubble, or maybe suck air thru the
tub drain? (that would indicate that the vent is clogged). This sounds
more like a common drain line is clogged.
On Mon, 18 Sep 2006 15:55:33 -0400, "Dana John Hill"
Check the vent pipe, make sure the disposal drain pipe is positioned
correctly, for the dishwasher (machine) check the overflow vent and
position of the hoses under the sink.
Go Gators !!
"Well, it doesn't happen all the time, but when it happens, it happens
The vent may be the problem as others have said but I suspect you have
a partially clogged drain. The hand-crank snake improved the tub drain
Whatever is causing your poor drainage problem is most likely also
causing the poor dishwasher performance.
By all means check the vent first, cheapest and easiest, but prepare
for a rotorooter job.
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