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    Cleaning drains with bleach

    Thanks, I regularly use citrus peels, ice (and vinegar/baking soda.) Are you recommending this because of any ill-effects of bleach on the environment, because it will due harm to the disposal unit, or other?
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    What is this on my kitchen drain pipe?

    In regard to sloppy texturing, the entire space is a wood-like, smooth finish? What did they texture?
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    Cleaning drains with bleach

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    Cleaning drains with bleach

    I realize this is my third question today, but thought it better to separate them. Furthermore, I searched this forum for answers first before asking, but didn't find specifics. People seem to be split whether to use bleach to clean, disinfect, etc. in a drain. We think the recent cluster of...
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    basement floor drain for 1925 home

    I've seen references to both floor drains and foundation drains, is there a difference? There's a hole in our concrete basement floor approx. 3" in diameter; when I stick my finger in all is feel is dirt/gravel. Is there a P-trap underneath? Our main drain stack and 4"(?) waste pipe is...
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    What is this on my kitchen drain pipe?

    Hi, Calcium buildup, efflorescence? It wipes away fairly easy.
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    Your advice on pedestal sink needed

    Solved. When I snaked the drain behind the wall using a 2' plastic bendable tool meant for that purpose, I pushed some of the gunk further down. It became lodged at the T junction where the drain pipe vents up. I initially couldn't make the sharp turn with a traditional metal snake, but my...
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    Your advice on pedestal sink needed

    Frodo, Do you recommend that the horizontal pipe touch the back of the T? I sawed it so it doesn't thinking it would result in greater flow before the T makes a sharp right turn? Per the photo, the P-Trap connects to the horizontal which then goes into the wall, i.e., the J doesn't go...
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    Your advice on pedestal sink needed

    Thanks for the replies. The sink was draining fine before I replaced it and I snaked the drain pipe in the wall, so it should drain better. The pop-up is at its highest setting. If it's a pop-up issue then wouldn't the basin would fill immediately rather than after 12 seconds? In any case, I...
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    Your advice on pedestal sink needed

    After 12 years I replaced the sink on the bathroom pedestal, there was no prior drainage problem. Now the basin on the new sink fills after ~12 seconds. When I took apart the pedestal I also cleared the P-trap, extension pipe, and drain of hair, sludge, etc. I sawed about 1" of the the tail...
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