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Egg Shells and Coffee Grounds in the Dishwasher

Standing water, along with debris, such as egg shells and coffee grounds in the dishwasher could be from one of two reasons.  The debris either got there from not thoroughly rinsing dishes while depositing trash in your dishwasher.  Or, the discarded particles may have arrived in the bottom of your dishwasher through the drainage piping for the sink. Familiarize

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What is a Cleanout?

A clean out gives access to a plumber or sewer and drain cleaner in order to relieve a clogged sewer from a blockage. The sewer cleaner will need to be sure the sewer is not holding sewage at the cleanout before he opens it. When it is determined the sewer, at the location of the

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Unclog My Sewer

Cabling a sewer is not something an inexperienced person should attempt.  However, rental facilities and home improvement stores encourage people to venture into performing such task. Questions you will want to ask yourself before you attempt to clear a blockage from your sewer line  are: Are you on a septic system? Do you have a back

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The Roll of the Sewer Vent

Sewer vents are a hit and miss problem among plumbers and drain cleaning services.  For one, an occluded pipe cuts off the flow of air from the roof vent when water is inundating the sewer line.  So, even if the pipe occlusion is in the drain arm, the ventilation will be a problem.  However, the

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My Dishwasher Won’t Drain!

Oddly, you may find standing water at the basin of your dishwasher. Do not be too worried, yet.  There are a few common causes which may lead to a quick fix.  Calm down, put on your thinking cap and set aside ideas of costly repairs or replacement.  (For standing water but the water drains out when you set

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Diagnose a Garbage Disposal

Garbage disposers are among the worst offenders when having kitchen sink back ups.  This is usually the result of an object, inadvertently being washed into the kitchen sink drain and impeding the grinding chamber. (NOTE: Garbage disposers are intended as a companion to the dishwasher.  Therefore, garbage disposals are to dispose of small food particles and biodegradable organic

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Clogged Sink Drain in Cold Weather

Northern winter temperatures effect drainage, as well as water piping. You are washing dishes and pull the plug to allow the water in the sink to drain. Suddenly, the drain stops. You try drain opening chemicals. You plunge the sink. You attempt to use a drain auger (cable or snake). Nothing is working. As you attempt to

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Drain, Vent & Waste

  This kitchen sink drain diagram illustrates inefficient piping. Too many elbows Length of the drain line Inside diameter of the pipe for the application Poor venting From the kitchen sink, the piping generally disappears into the wall behind the cabinet.  The piping will run horizontally to a tee.  From the tee, the pipe will

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