I noticed recently that anytime I use my two bowl kitchen sink, the
soap sods from one bowl leaks to the second bowl. Is this an
indication of a drainage problem? I did not have this problem until
the last few weeks of the old sink. I thought it may have something
to do with the trap. I have just replaced the sink and all the pipes,
but the problem remains.
It could be that the union int the drains between the two bowls in the new
sink is different than the old ones. Perhaps higher, or closer to the
bottom of the sinks, or arrange different. This could cause the suds
(assuming that's what the sods are you are talking about) to back up in the
Does the water drain from the sinks OK otherwise? If so, it's probably not
a drainage problem.
I had the problem with the old sink. I thought with the new sink and
all the connections replaced with new pipes, the problem will go,but
no luck. Everything drains ok except for suds. Its annoying to be
washing dishes in one sink and rinsing it in the other with suds
getting into the rinsed plates.
On Mon, 29 Nov 2004 02:52:26 GMT, "mwlogs"
On 12/3/2004 8:44 PM US(ET), Malam took fingers to keys, and typed the
Does each side of the sink have its own separate trap, or are they
connected to each other before sharing a single trap?
If the latter, the problem (it would seem to me) is that before the two
sink drains get to the trap, soapy water in the wash side has a direct
link to the rinse side. If each side has its own trap, the water in the
trap of the rinse side will prevent suds from bubbling up in the rinse side.
Assuming that they are tied together underneath the sink this condition
would be normal.
I pour an 1/2 quart of ammonia down each trap once an month. Fill the sink
with hot water and then drain, letting the hot water run. Ammonia cuts
grease and the full sink has more water pressure than normal. Recommended to
me by an plumber friend.
Mechanically clearing the drain line
with a snake.
Put a bucket under the sink, take the
P-trap off, and as much of the other
stuff as you can easily dissassemble,
and snake in both directions.
And henceforth, scrape your garbage
into the garbage pail, and don't pour
grease down the drain.
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