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  1. "Rooter Guy" was here today. Sludge, not airway....

    "Rooter Guy" was here today.
    Sludge, not airway.
    Plumbers 1, Rey 0.
    Says "Drain Care" by Zep is crap. Recommends BIO One, a patented biodegradable bacteria culture. Anyone else like this to eat...
  2. Makes sense. But how would a clogged drain make...

    Makes sense. But how would a clogged drain make the left (lower) drain gurgle when the right sink is draining? And if the left drain is closed, the right drain is significantly slower.
  3. Exactly! In this case, that hole is the left sink...

    Exactly! In this case, that hole is the left sink drain sucking in air needed for the right sink to drain.
  4. Another point to support that: If I close the...

    Another point to support that: If I close the left (lower) drain, the right drain is much slower. Very much. So the gurgle is definitely the sound of air being sucked through the left trap when the...
  5. Which sounds like what is happening when the...

    Which sounds like what is happening when the right sink is asked to drain a large pot of water. It does it, but with gurgling from the left drain, the lower one.

    But not the reverse. The lower...
  6. It's the situation that's enigmatic. And the...

    It's the situation that's enigmatic. And the situation is not only reproducible, it is assured. Will happen every time. Left drain backs up and never makes the right drain gurgle; right drain does...
  7. Fun, educational experiment. Place a drinking...

    Fun, educational experiment. Place a drinking straw in a glass of water, cover the top hole with your thumb, then lift the straw. See where the water in the straw goes.
  8. Slow drain actually might be clogged air vent

    May sound familiar but it's not the usual.
    4400 sq.ft. 62-year-old house. Dual sink in the kitchen with plastic drain pipes. Drains 16" apart. One enters the wall 8" below the other.

    Left sink...
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    Separating the vertical pipe to the shower head from the horizontal

    The subject combined with the pic tells my problem. The only thing easily detached is the new valves & lines. How do I get the T unscrewed from the vertical steel pipe to the shower head without...
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    Is this shower plumbing too involved to do?

    This 1952 house with still nice tile showers and real plaster walls could do with a modern mixer valve in the shower in place of the old hot/cold valves it has now.
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