Can a drain pipe have too much drop?
Depending on the type of drain pipe referred to, "Yes", it can have too much drop or "fall". Specifically sewer drains, as too much drop allows the liquids to leave the solid material behind, causing a blockage. The water outruns the solids. ...
Asked in Plumbing, Mathematical Analysis, Numbers
You are working with a 3 inch PVC drain pipe and a 3 inch PVC flange and there is too much play as you insert the flange into the drain pipe?
Probably the wrong size flange. Is the flange a toilet collar? If so the pipe is probably 4 inch. ...
Asked in Plumbing
What happens to A plumbing waste pipe that slopes too much?
Waste water will run away too quickly to properly carry away any solids in drain pipe, eventually causing a clog. ...
What should you do if your shower gurgles when the toilet is flushed and the toilet doesn't always work and you also get a drain pipe leak in your basement when too much water is used at the same time?
First thing you should do is call a plumber. Drain lines are not supposed to leak. Your drain line is clogged and needs to be snaked out and the leaking pipe repaired. ...
Asked in Physics
What is the back drop manhole?
If the underground sewer pipe is to stay below ground it must follow the average gradient of the slope. This invariably means that the pipe gradient becomes too steep, resulting in the solids being left stranded in the pipe therefore causing a blockage. To overcome this problem the back drop manhole is used. ...
Asked in Home Improvement, Plumbing, Algebra, Geometry
Can you have too much slope on a toilet drain line?
No. If you think about it, upstairs toilets actually drain through the walls and down under the foundation and footings, so you would have a 100% slope there. You can have too little slope, but never too much, since gravity is actually what drains a toilet. Yes you can. Pipes that run vertical are not a problem because friction is not acting on either the solid or the liquid matter. Where a pipe is sloping steeply the water can run away leaving solid...
Asked in Home & Garden, Home Improvement, Plumbing
What to do with very loud daily gurgling sounds along with gas smells coming from the shower drain in a second floor apartment of a 9 story building and a plumber says all seems OK?
There is slight blockage in the pipe probably further down, the pipe needs a good cleaning througout the length of the pipe, preferably with a wire/brush type cleaner, checmical cleaners or drain type cleaners may be too weak to clean it due to the length of the pipe. ...
Is it a health hazard if a three quarter inch steel pipe extends from a cast iron waste pipe into the basement floor and can you install a drain from a typical sink into the small steel pipe?
3/4 inch would be too small for anything but just liquids. As long as there is a trap under the sink, there shouldn't be a health hazzard. You will have to be a little creative in connecting the sink drain to 3/4 but possible. ...
Asked in Actors & Actresses
What actors and actresses appeared in Too Much Progress for Pipe Rock - 1927?
The cast of Too Much Progress for Pipe Rock - 1927 includes: Ben Corbett as Dirtyshirt Jones Nancy Drexel Gilbert Holmes as Magpie Simpkins ...
What happens when too much oil is added to an engine?
Do not overfill the engine. As the crankshaft spins around, it can whip the oil into foam if the level is too high. This, in turn, can cause a drop in oil pressure and loss of lubrication to critical engine parts. Also, too much oil may cause leaks as the extra oil is forced past seals and gaskets. Drain it out immediately. ...
What is wrong if the toilet in the basement got clogged up and when you plunged it water and other junk came up the shower drain and you heard a gurgling noise in the sink?
Sounds like the main pipe is clogged. That's the big drain pipe that all three (toilet, shower, sink) are hooked too. When you plunge the tiolet it pushes back up the shower and sink instead of going down the clogged main pipe. The main pipe might need to be roto-rootered out. You could try some super heavy duty, pour in drain cleaner first. It might work. ...
Asked in Home Improvement, Plumbing, Soil
In an older house if you have the metal pipe for the toilet without a flange in the basement can you split the pipe and add the flange to use it for a sink drain too?
Install a ty fitting on the stack in the basement then run it to the sink. Put it low enough to account for a fall in the pipe, to allow proper drainage. Be sure to install a waste and vent pipe to code for both fixtures. ...