Ask Experts Questions for FREE Help !
Ask
    Brandyf77's Avatar
    Brandyf77 Posts: 2, Reputation: 1
    New Member
     
    #1

    Jul 4, 2013, 08:35 AM
    Slow drain in bathroom sink
    I have moved into a home with all new plumbing. The sink in the bathroom drains slow but all other drains in the home work fine. Toilet also flushes fine. I tore the trap apart thinking my kids got something stuck down it but it was clear. I have also snaked the drain and there are no clogs? Any ideas?
    speedball1's Avatar
    speedball1 Posts: 29,301, Reputation: 1939
    Eternal Plumber
     
    #2

    Jul 4, 2013, 01:55 PM
    Did you pull the stopper and check to see if there is anything caught on the rod a few inches below? Does the stopper lift completely up? Did you snake into the wall? Any other information? Back to you, Tom
    ma0641's Avatar
    ma0641 Posts: 15,681, Reputation: 1012
    Uber Member
     
    #3

    Jul 4, 2013, 01:58 PM
    Check for hair clogs in the pop up. Disconnect lifter, unscrew the round nut holding the stopper rod, pull out. I have seen them clogged shut with hair.
    Brandyf77's Avatar
    Brandyf77 Posts: 2, Reputation: 1
    New Member
     
    #4

    Jul 4, 2013, 02:46 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by speedball1 View Post
    Did you pull the stopper and check to see if there is anything caught on the rod a few inches below? Does the stopper lift completely up? Did you snake into the wall? Any other information? Back to you, Tom
    Yes. I have torn the stopper out along with the rod. Its completely clean. I even thought the stopper wasn't lifting high enough and adjusted that. Still doesn't drain. My plumbing doesn't go into the wall as I'm in a ranch home with a basement. I have a picture of the plumbing which doesn't seem right to me. Do you know if I can post it to this sight?
    speedball1's Avatar
    speedball1 Posts: 29,301, Reputation: 1939
    Eternal Plumber
     
    #5

    Jul 4, 2013, 06:53 PM
    Let me show you how to send attachments.

    How do I add pictures and other file types to my post?
    A. "Attach" files (including pictures) from your computer. This method puts the attached file below the text of the post.
    Click on an Ask or Answer button to ask or answer a question
    Compose your question or answer in the window.
    Under the window where you composed your question or answer is a section called Additional Options.
    Click on the Manage Attachments button: a pop-up dialog will open. NOTE: The Manage Attachments dialog lists the maximum sizes of the various types of files that may be attached.
    Click the Browse button to navigate to the image on your computer and double click the file on your computer: this will return you to the dialog window.
    Click the Upload button.
    Click the link to close the dialog window OR repeat numbers 5 & 6 to attach another image.
    B. "Embed" image(s) from the internet. This method inserts an image wherever you wish within the text of your post.
    Click the Insert Image icon above the posting window: A pop-up asking for the URL will open.
    Enter the URL of the image in the field then click the OK button.

    How do I add pictures and other file types to my post?
    A. "Attach" files (including pictures) from your computer. This method puts the attached file below the text of the post.
    Click on an Ask or Answer button to ask or answer a question
    Compose your question or answer in the window.
    Under the window where you composed your question or answer is a section called Additional Options.
    Click on the Manage Attachments button: a pop-up dialog will open. NOTE: The Manage Attachments dialog lists the maximum sizes of the various types of files that may be attached.
    Click the Browse button to navigate to the image on your computer and double click the file on your computer: this will return you to the dialog window.
    Click the Upload button.
    Click the link to close the dialog window OR repeat numbers 5 & 6 to attach another image.
    B. "Embed" image(s) from the internet. This method inserts an image wherever you wish within the text of your post.
    Click the Insert Image icon above the posting window: A pop-up asking for the URL will open.
    Enter the URL of the image in the field then click the OK button.
    Now on the your problem. The horizontal drain line inside the wall sounds like it may be stop up. Remove the trap and send your snake up into the wall. You will only have to put out 6 feet. Let me know if that help. Good luck, Tom
    Attached Images
     

Not your question? Ask your question View similar questions

 

Question Tools Search this Question
Search this Question:

Advanced Search

Add your answer here.


Check out some similar questions!

Slow Drain in Bathroom Sink [ 0 Answers ]

My bathroom sink drains extremely slow. I took apart the trap and clean it out but it did not make a difference. If the trap is clear then what else could cause the slow drain?

Slow flush toilet with slow drain bathroom sink [ 3 Answers ]

I am hoping that someone can offer a suggestion to solve my problem. We recently purchased an 8 year old townhouse. We have a double vanity (2 sinks), a toilet, a free standing shower, and a jacuzzi in our master bath. I have a two fold problem which I believe are related. The toilet last week...

Slow Bathroom Sink Drain - but Tub and Toilet Drain Fine [ 4 Answers ]

I am hoping that someone can offer a suggestion to solve my problem. We recently purchased a 60 year old home. The sink in one of our bathrooms drains completely fine until the water has run for about 5 minutes and then all of a sudden it starts to back up and then drains very slowly. I have...

Slow drain in sink bathroom [ 2 Answers ]

What can I do about a sink drain in my bathroom that the water will not drain I tried to snake it but the auger won't run through the line

Slow bathroom sink drain [ 1 Answers ]

Recently we remodeled our third floor bathroom which involved relocating the sink, toilet and tub. Since the remodeling, our new bathroom sink doesn't drain properly. At times it fills up and then slowly drains out, other times it works fine. (The toilet and tub drain fine and they are all...


View more questions Search