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I had kitchen moved from one place in the kitchen to another place in the kitchen and the sink now doesnt drain properly if at all.  When a hose is hooked to pipes under the sink water runs through the pipes but when you fill the sink with water it hardly drains at all.  What could be the problem?

Dear Roberta,

   The first thought I had was that it is probably a venting problem.  There is supposed to be a vent pipe within a couple of feet of the trap which is below the sink.... without a proper vent, the water cannot displace the air in the pipe properly in order to flow from the sink.

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Thomas Ambler


I am experienced at troubleshooting and solving all types of plumbing problems. Issues related to specific manufacturers fixtures and specifications though are beyond my field of expertise. I have dealt with problems in both rural and urban areas, and with water supply and drainage systems. Plumbing issues can be very obscure... such as odors, stains or occasional seepage. I have even had to chase rats from a customer's sewer line.


I have 25 years experience dealing with plumbing systems (which also includes hot water and steam heating systems). My main expertise is in diagnosing and solving problems. I have worked in construction and installation of new systems but do not regard myself as an expert in that area.

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I completed high school and one year of college. I served 4 years in the Marine Corps and have education in electronic and electrical troubleshooting and repair. I have attended classes on installing and repair of oil burners, and I have EPA universal certification for air conditioning and refrigeration. I am now enrolled as a full-time student at Everest college to re-train for a new career. Any donations of financial support would be greatly appreciated.

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