What makes sink shower bath and toilet plumbing release sewage smell when water is draining?
Bad venting system and possibly an untrapped, or dry trap on the shower's drain. Does this envolve a bathroom addition? sounds like something is improperly vented...or your traps siphone due to improper distance between the elbow and downpipe
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Based on the limited data in the question:- If the toilet flush is working in that it cascades water in to thepan then the flush IS working. If the water in the pan is notflu…shing away and the bowl fills with water and is slow to emptyleaving waste in the bowl then you have a blockage behind the "S"Bend and in to the stench pipe that carries the grey water from theshower and sink away. Common Causes; Sanitaryware caught in the bend and waste pipe. Toilet cleans which have plastic or metal fixing to the bowl brokenfree and flushed (caught) Toilet wipes etc caught on a breaking pipe join Card from a toilet roll flushed and jammed All of the above. It might require the bowl to be removed checked. - You can byproprietary toilet unblocker liquid. However, tis can be dangerousin the hands of someone not conversant with the effects You might need a plumber with a jetting system to break up thewaste. If the flush is NOT working in that it does not cascade water in tothe pan then there are a number of causes; Handle from the flush to the siphon is broken or unhooked from thesiphon Lift rod to the siphon has snapped Diaphragm inside the siphon has spilt causing loss of water lift Ballcock is jammed and not filling the flush/Inlet value on theballcock is jammed stopping the water fill. Corrective options; Take the lid off the flush and check its filling, If not check thatballcok is not jammed, check the valve is allowing water through -if this area is the issue replace the upstand and ballcock Handle has snapped from the uplifter on the siphon - - replace thehandle of connecting hook Uplifter rod broken/ water not being lifted (damaged diaphragm) -replace siphon
Bad vent or particle stoppage
The shower drain in a spare bath gurgled when the toliet flushed or the sink water drained When the shower was used it leaked to the ceiling below. Now it does not gurgle -How do we find the leak?
Answer . Check you vent stack connection inside the house. Gurgling may have been caused by a clogged vent stack not equalizing the pressure. Now that gurgling has stopped …it is getting air. Start your checking there.. HYPOTESIS . The shower drain in a spare bath gurgled when the toliet flushed or the sink water drained When the shower was used it leaked to the ceiling below. Now it does not gurgle -How do we find the leak?
Can the drains for a shower and sink come before the drain for the toilet Example the sink and shower then comes toilet then enters main stack?
In my experience I've seen this type of scenario in older buildings. Usually the sink will tie into the stack in the wall while the shower generaly connects in below the toile…t also known as the closet bend. In alot of older houses and apartment complexs they have tied multiple drains together in a smaller pipe before going to a larger one. For example the lav with the tub, the kitchen sink with a tub, or all three together.
Can the drain for your shower an sink enter into the waste line before a toilet Example sink then shower then toilet?
Yes but you will need a 4" pipe (3" in some codes) to pick up the waste line for example . Shower 2" line then a 2" x 11/2" tee for the basin and then 4" for the toilet was…te . You cannot decrease a waste line
follow the drainage back till u meet with a 3" pipe, extend the 3" pipe back to where u would like the toilet instaled. with in 3-5 of the toilet arm tie in a 2 line and insta…ll a lav. Toilets require a wet vent ( which is a drain used by another fixture ) This will allow proper flow of the toilet and also help wash out the line this is no job for a do it ur self kinda guy. call a pro PLUMBER @ IN UR TOWN PLUMBING & HEATING GREATER VANCOUVER BC 778-829-1448
When piping in a bathroom with sink drain toilet and shower and the vent is located under the sink do you pipe in the vent with the sink drain?
If the vent pipe is below the flood level of a fixture you just defeated the purpose of the vent entirely
see that vent is downstream from trap
Why has the water from bath sink fill toilet but toilet has no pressure to flush properly water drains out but does not flush?
Up along the rim of the toilet there are little holes that pour the water out when the toilet is flushed. Check the holes, they get clogged from build up over the years... Use… a paper clip to clean them out.... A dirty job but could save you some $ replacing a toilet. You can check to see if that's the problem by filling a bucket with water and pouring it into the toilet. If it "flushes" correctly then it is not a drain line problem and is a problem with the water getting from the reservoir fast enough... that is likely the holes are clogged or you need new reservoir components.
We have a leak in our plumbing whenever you run the dishwasher washing machine shower tub or sink water comes up the drain from everything and out the bottom of the commode what do we do?
The main line has to be clogged or collapsed. Under the toilet is just the easiest place for it to go. Have a plumber run an auger through the line. If you have a septic tank …instead of city sewer than possibly the tank is full and needs to be pumped out.
Any ideas on why the water flow on your half bath pedestal sink stopped suddenly when the toilet and all other home plumbing works fine?
Is it against an outside wall and possibly frozen? Screen in the spout plugged?
The tub and toilet connect to the same drain. There is not enough venting or how it is routed causes the tub to pull on the toilet to get venting causing a suction that lowers… the water level or may cause it to flush.
The drain from the toilet to the main drain is plugged and the branch to the shower is not. If the main floor toilet flushes, it is between the two toilets and not between the… house and the sewer.
Could be several reasons. -Poor original/incorrect original plumbing waste line installation. -If only started recently, it is more likely the drain line is partially clog…ged and needs to be cleaned or the vent line is partially obstructed and needs to be cleaned.
You can use an AAV for each of these. This prevents having to cut the roof.
There is a main drain that runs from the basement through the roof where it is the vent for the system. If you look at the layout of the house, the upstairs bath is most likel…y over the downstairs one or the kitchen. If you look on the roof, you will see a 4 inch pipe coming through the roof that should be over the upstairs bath. The sink and shower drain into that and then to the basement and out of the house. Most likely the main stack is in the wall behind the toilet.