+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    2

    Default leaking or blocked drain pipe

    i have a drain pipe in my basement that services my washing machine and kitchen sink (both upstairs)....I was running a load of laundry when the draining water backed up and came out the drainage pipe. my drain pipe runs across a wall and then attaches to the main drain under my cement basement floor. at approximately 9 feet from the connection of the washing machine and kitchen sink drain there is a seal with a trap at the top...it is here where water came out when the machine backed up. my house was built in the 1900s and has lead or galvinazed piping under the cement floor. I cannot open the trap at that first location of the water spurting out as it is not moving when I try. I used wd40 to try and help lubricate the top but to no avail. I was able to open another trap about 5 feet further down where I have an old soapstone sink. I snaked from there and pulled out a little debris. this trap is at an intersect of the under ground drain which continues on and then picks up the drain pipe from the bathrooms. I have snaked the pipe a few times only getting the debris once; i am assuming the snake is gioing to the left toward the washing machine piping. However I cant be certain. I tried running water through the system again and it again backed up and the first drain trap in the floor filled with water. how do i know if I in fact have a leaking pipe (it is covered in dirt and then cement) or if there is still a blockage causing that water to come out at the seal where the trap is.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    South*East
    Posts
    1,183

    Default Re: leaking or blocked drain pipe

    It sounds like a stoppage. But I don't understand your post. All these traps you are referring too do you mean clean outs?

    John

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    2

    Red face Re: leaking or blocked drain pipe

    Thanks for the advice John. I am a newer DIYer...yes I would say they were clean out covers on the pipes. I will try to open the cover by heating it and snake it again. any advice would be much appreciated.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Posts
    2

    Default Re: leaking or blocked drain pipe

    I think instead of getting worried about the leaking or blocked drain pipe the best way is to look for the drainage cleaning service providers available to help you out in getting your drain pipe cleaned in an environmental friendly manner. So, look for the drain cleaners available on various portals.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    SoCal
    Posts
    5,436

    Default Re: leaking or blocked drain pipe

    You may have to use a longer snake.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •