Which way does water go down the drain?
Downward. That is, toward the center of the Earth.
Contrary to popular belief, it has nothing to do with the latitude or the Coriolis effect. Toilets and sinks drain in the directions they do because of the way water is directed into them or pulled from them. The Coriolis effect is the reason why hurricanes rotate clockwise in the southern hemisphere, and counterclockwise in the northern hemisphere. But you need a very large amount of moving air and water for it to take effect.
It may go down in any direction - depending on how the water was spinning at first. If the faucet which you use to fill a container is ever so slightly inclined to the left or to the right, this will give the water a spin that will last for at least a day. Coriolis effects - effects due to the rotation of the Earth - are usually quite secondary.
Why do water in the southern hemisphere turn clockwise down the drain and anticlockwise in the northern hemisphere?
if there is no drainage from the spa the best way is to put a submesible pump into it and pump the water to where ever you want it to go. submersible pumps can be hired from most tool hire places. If your spa is above ground you can create a siphon using an ordinary garden hose to drain it. For in ground spas you would probably have to have a hill close by, and…
When you flush the toilet fills with water to the top then gushes down but water comes up in the sink and bathtub what causes this?
Actually No, a Goldfish cannot swim back up the toilet. The construction of the trap (the "hole" in the bottom of the fixture) prevents water from backing up into the toilet (see links for a picture). the only way this might be possible is if the toilet is clogged. (the water can't go down the drain and overflows)
What should you do if your kitchen drain is slow but does go down however it makes a kluging noise that lasts for several minutes after it does go down?
One way is to use a water hose and go on the roof to the drain vent pipe(not sure on its name). Form a good seal with hands around water hose and pipe. It maybe necessary to plug off some sink drains in the house to get a good seal. The water from the hose should flow freely down the pipe if there is no problem. If it backs up (from the clog) try running…
Contrary to popular belief, the water is not affected by the motion of the Earth, or by which hemisphere the bowl is in. Water drains in a downward direction. How water goes down the plughole is determined by the state of the water when the plug is pulled, the construction of the bowl, and the shape and size of the plughole. It doesn't always go the same way. The vortex direction is dependent on small…
Can a sink drain pipe that is after the sink trap and goes to the main drain be lower than the main drain?
No! unless you want to always have problems with your sink. The sink (if its higher then the main line) will drain for a while but it will plug up sooner or later because the water will equal out till the dirt and junk fills up. You always want to use common sence and remember the water loves to go down hill!