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rphw318 07-01-2010 08:34 AM

garbage disposal question

We have recently moved into our house. I have a dual sink in my kitchen, and the pipes are connected to a single drain and vent. One side has an attached garburator. If the sink (with garb attached) has water in it, it sometimes gets blocked (likely food in there), but dislodges when I turn the garburator on. Problem is, this usually causes water+junk to come spraying out the other sink. Is this normal, or am I looking at another problem?



Redwood 07-01-2010 09:14 AM

More than likely the tee that both sinks connect to does not have a baffle in it like it should directing the flow down the drain.

Your sink drain for both sinks may be obstructed as well.

Baffle Tee's are usually supplied with center and end outlet continuous waste drain kits.

rphw318 07-01-2010 09:36 AM

Thanks Redwood.

I took off the trap, and it was free from significant debris, but definitely no baffle. I will look into that and try to put one in there.

granite-girl 07-01-2010 01:29 PM

huh- mine does the same thing. I'll have to look out for a baffle.

Redwood 07-02-2010 06:53 AM

The Baffle Tee's are commonly available in these Continuous Waste Kits.

End Outlet Cont. Waste Kit

Center Outlet Cont. Waste Kit

rphw318 07-02-2010 08:55 AM

Thanks Redwood.
I went to the local big box store and the guy there just looked at me funny. Will go to a proper plumbing shop on the weekend.

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