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I have a 2 flat...
I have a 2 flat, when upstairs does laundry some of the rinse water ends up into lower unit washer.
Nothing else is plugged up. Any Ideas?
Submitted: 3 years ago.Category: Plumbing
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Plumber: Rick, Construction Supervisor replied 3 years ago
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Sounds like the 2 fixtures share a common drain line. The only option is to snake the line. A power snake (see attached pic) is the best tool for the job. If you want to try snaking the drain yourself then you can usually rent one at any tool rental outlet
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