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    ianrogers76 Posts: 1, Reputation: 1
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    Feb 27, 2010, 07:26 AM
    Why won't my bathroom tub and sink drain and water backs up in them both?
    The shower in my apartment has never dained well, I am always standing in water. All the sudden my bathroom sink drains slow. Also, when the sink starts to fill the water backs up in the tub. I can't shower now and have to brush my teeth in the kitchen.What should I do?
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    Feb 27, 2010, 08:06 AM
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    when the sink starts to fill the water backs up in the tub. I can't shower now and have to brush my teeth in the kitchen.What should I do
    You have a blockage downstream from the tub. The solution would be to remove the tub overflow [plate and stopper assembly and snake from there.(see images)
    You'll hit the return bend of the trap about18" down but once aroumd that you only have to put out 15 ' more of snake. Good luck, Tom
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