Plumbing in the Home/Washer drain


Hello my washer drain hose kept backing up I had to tear out the wall and cut the pea trap off and put it back with a clean out, I found a clogged trap know its still backing up what do you suggest

Dear Shane,

   What you will need to do is to snake out the drain from your cleanout to the main line.  Should be no more than 15 - 20 feet.  You can rent a machine to do this at Home Depot if you want to do it yourself.

   Lint and stuff gets caught and builds up inside the pipe restricting the flow.  So once you snake it out you should not have any problems for a while.

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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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