materials tend to expand when they get hot, and that is true for sewer pipe material as well. Whether it's cast iron or ABS, the pipes will try to expand when they get hot and when they try to get longer they'll slide across wood or other materials. The "knocking" noise is the pipe fitting tightly against the wood and when the pipe has expanded enough it moves suddently and for a short distance, producing a "pop" type of sound. If you can expose the pipe you can cut out the wood where it is tight and possibly put in other material so that the pipe doesn't rub so hard.
The drain metal pipes are usually coated and galvanized because of the hard water.
They are secondary drains that work in tandem with the primary pipes to prevent overflows.
If you add baking soda and vinegar in a drain the reaction will help un-clog or clean out your drains, however do not use to much or you could damage your pipes.
Do not use acid on any drains in the house. They can eat holes in the pipes and cause severe discoloration on chrome fittings that are visible. If you were to use a drain cleaner use an enzme based product that is safe on pipes.
Scorpions can get into drains through open pipes. Make sure all your pipes are covered properly and are not broken.
Drain-o works very well. You can find this product at your local grocery store.
it can eventually leach into the soil and also can drain into area waters that are used for human and or animal consumption. It causes the death of fish and fowl also. if it is a caustic or corrosive chemical it can also eat holes in your drain pipes and then you have a plumbing nightmare!
Roots show positive hydrotropism and grow in the direction of water. This tropism causes problems in many cities where tree roots grow toward the drain pipes, and grow into the cracks, and plug up the drains. Hydrotropism causes plants to bend or turn toward water.
Most drain pipes are made of copper
poor or incorrect pipe ventilation is the main cause for bad smells . another problem will be the slope of the pipes
Check for a clogged air gap (the pipes that run from the large drain pipes to the roof of the house).
It could be bad plumbing, ie. pipes with insufficiant fall on them slowing the flow and causing the second most common cause, grease, to build up in the pipes. Rodding with a drain spring may remove any blockage along with very hot water or a proprietory drain cleaning solution.
To clean out the main drain line, find the clean-out plugs located on the large drain pipes. Look for these plugs on the vertical pipes in your basement or crawl space. In some houses these drains may be located in a garage or pantry closet, or there may be access to these plugs outdoors along the foundations of your house. Usually these pipes will be vertical, but occasionally a plug may be located on a horizontal pipe.
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4 inch is the most common, 3 inch can be used. That is for the main drain. Secondary drains can be 1 1/2 or 2 inch.
When a basin drains and causes gurgling sounds in other basins -- or the toilet, in this case -- it is usually a sign that a vent pipe is clogged or obstructed. The air being displaced in the drain pipe of the bathtub has nowhere to go if the vent is clogged and is being forced up through other drain pipes.
Blocked or dirty pipes. id call a plummer ASAP.:)
Some drain cleaners wil harm plastic pipes if used excessively.
You must mean in DRAIN pipes. -It can not be used in plumbing pipes.
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Nothing dissolves rust in drain pipes. Once pipes become so old and rusty that they constantly keep blocking up, its time to replace and install PVC waste pipes.
Clogged drains are caused by the accumulation of sticky material in the water pipes. Many times stuff like hair, food, plastic pouches.. gets stuck in the pipes and starts accumulating. Because of this the water from the kitchen or shower sink takes time to drain. Many times the drain pipes emit foul odor. Once the pipes are blocked, either the water stops draining from the sink or the debris starts coming out of the sink and toilets. The clogged water may also start leaking and also rust the pipes.[Source:A-General Plumbing and Sewer Service]