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Leakage @ Washing Mc (by VMB [VA]) Apr 4, 2024 3:45 PM
       Leakage @ Washing Mc (by NE [PA]) Apr 4, 2024 3:46 PM
       Leakage @ Washing Mc (by plenty [MO]) Apr 4, 2024 3:47 PM
       Leakage @ Washing Mc (by 6x6 [TN]) Apr 4, 2024 8:34 PM
       Leakage @ Washing Mc (by zero [IN]) Apr 5, 2024 9:04 AM

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Leakage @ Washing Mc (by VMB [VA]) Posted on: Apr 4, 2024 3:45 PM

My tenant lives on 1st floor in a 3 floor condo unit.

When 3rd floor resident operates washing machine, soap bubbles and water show up in and round 1st floor washing machine. Water and soap bubbles do not show up at the 2nd floor. All the plumbing for three floors has been snaked. Problem continues. Please advise. Thanks.


Leakage @ Washing Mc (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Apr 4, 2024 3:46 PM

Could be a venting issue. How old is this drain system? --174.249.xx.xxx

Leakage @ Washing Mc (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Apr 4, 2024 3:47 PM

I also own a condo in d building with three floors. Are they sure they snaked the right pipe? Hope the condo association is helping you resolve the issue, along we with the other condo owners. --172.59.xxx.xx

Leakage @ Washing Mc (by 6x6 [TN]) Posted on: Apr 4, 2024 8:34 PM

Did they snake the pipe in the ground? --76.129.xxx.xx

Leakage @ Washing Mc (by zero [IN]) Posted on: Apr 5, 2024 9:04 AM

I agree with NE that it could be a venting issue.

If you are positive they have snaked everything correctly maybe make a small cut out in the wall at the drain and install an AAV. Air admittance valve, aka Studor valve.

Think code says you can't cover those valves inside walls but you could get a handy box or removeable cover plate for it.

Guess it could also be from the upstairs washer being larger capacity than what your drains are set up for. That would make sense as to why first and second floor use doesn't cause problems. If that is the case you might need to either change the pipes to larger diameter or get below the first floor and start adding there. --107.147.xx.xx

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