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post #1 of 39 (permalink) Old Nov 17th, 19, 6:09 AM Thread Starter
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Any guys know plumbing here?

Trying to figure this out without having to call in a plumber...

Have a small rubber clear hose spliced
Off my kitchen sink drain (dishwasher drain is also tapped into there)
And the tube runs straight down into
My basement - across my ceiling and into where my tankless water is.

The issue is a mouse ate tube. Flooded my ceiling. Can I not just cap this off
And not worry about it and repair my house? It seems like it’s just an overflow

I tested the water and it’s bc of the
Chewn tube. So currently I have it
Disconnected and plugged so I can use my sink while I figure out what to do.
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post #2 of 39 (permalink) Old Nov 17th, 19, 6:11 AM Thread Starter
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post #3 of 39 (permalink) Old Nov 17th, 19, 9:42 AM
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Re: Any guys know plumbing here?

That clear hose is a drain from the dish washer? It is hard to see what is going on there. I have never seen a clear hose like that used and it shouldn't be reduced down to a smaller size. Normally the dish washer drain is a black hose that connects to a garbage disposal. It needs to have a high point in the hose higher than the connection at the drain to act as a P trap.

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post #4 of 39 (permalink) Old Nov 17th, 19, 10:12 AM Thread Starter
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No it’s not the dishwasher.

The one I’m asking about tho yes. Is the
Reduced size one.

The Dishwasher connect drain is just above in the pic.
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post #5 of 39 (permalink) Old Nov 17th, 19, 10:32 AM
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Re: Any guys know plumbing here?

Looks like that clear hose connects to a hard line? What is that hard line connected to?
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Re: Any guys know plumbing here?

does it go down to the blow off valve to the hot water heater?

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post #7 of 39 (permalink) Old Nov 17th, 19, 11:22 AM
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Re: Any guys know plumbing here?

If it is connected to the hot water tank it sounds like maybe it is/was some kind of hot water dispenser. If so can just cap it off. However should do with some kind of hard cap at the tank. If you just cap the clear hose you are asking for another leak down the road.
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post #8 of 39 (permalink) Old Nov 17th, 19, 12:04 PM Thread Starter
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I capped it right at the abs piping.
and yes the tube goes into a hard connection then narrows then into the floor
Then into the hot water tank
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Re: Any guys know plumbing here?

Running water through a clear tube and then sealing it off with drywall was just asking for trouble. Hopefully Drew you are not the person that came up with that plan. Even if it was please lie and say it was already there.
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post #10 of 39 (permalink) Old Nov 17th, 19, 12:26 PM
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Re: Any guys know plumbing here?

Water heater blow offs are usually PVC running to the outside of the house .... Never heard
of running one to a house drain ...
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post #11 of 39 (permalink) Old Nov 17th, 19, 12:32 PM Thread Starter
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I think a couple of u guys aren’t getting what I’m saying or what my set up is lol.

so that tube coming out of the abs
Is a blow off valve ?

It is zip tied to the actual drain abs under the sink and into the basement ceiling.
Then branches off into my water tank room.
Not the Furnace room.

And I capped it under the sink. At the abs
With a special cap made for that.


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post #12 of 39 (permalink) Old Nov 17th, 19, 12:49 PM
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Re: Any guys know plumbing here?

Master Plumber here but not sure what the home brewed DIY hose is connected to.
Does it connect to the water heater tank?

I have seen cases where high water pressure from water being heated caused expansion and made the water heater T-P relief valve pop off and dribble so a second, lower "pressure only" pop off was installed with it's drain connected to a house drain or ran to a floor drain or even to a toilet bowl in some cases to stop the water heater T-P relief valve from wearing out and needing replacing so often.

Anyway, you probably shouldn't cap it off, whatever it's for, even though it's not code compliant.
(You probably should call a licensed plumber actually.)

Curious, how much are licensed plumbers charging where you are?
We are charging $97.00 for the first half hour on the job and $24.00 for every quarter hour after for service calls around Kansas City.

When you get it figured out, set a mouse trap with peanut butter on top of the ceiling.
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post #13 of 39 (permalink) Old Nov 17th, 19, 12:51 PM
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Re: Any guys know plumbing here?

Drew,
You are right. I didn't understand what it was. With your explanation it does sound like it is connected to the hot tank blow off.
The pics are hard to determine what is going on for anyone not seeing it in person.
So I assume you cut the hole in the ceiling to access the portion of the hose that was chewed through. If the chewed through portion was hidden by the drywall how were you able to determine that it was chewed through?
Think the answer is to handle the blow off in the same area as the tank.
My hot water blow off goes through a pvc pipe and just spills on the floor. However there is a floor drain just a couple feet away. The blow off only does so when something is amiss. If it does blow off into the drain how is one able to determine that something is wrong with either the tank or the blow off. Recently my tank blow off went bad. It was a simple change of the blow off valve. But if it wasn't dripping onto the floor I wouldn't have seen it.
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post #14 of 39 (permalink) Old Nov 17th, 19, 1:21 PM Thread Starter
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I didn’t really need to cut the hole in the ceiling. As the water damage was so bad and dripping from the drywall I just began peeling away the drywall.
It must of been chewn for a long time
As everytime I ran my dishwasher or sink
Water would overflow into that tube
And drip on top of my basement ceiling drywall.
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Re: Any guys know plumbing here?

Drew I'd seriously call a lic. plumber so you don't have another leak and more ceiling repairs, my plumber friend used CPVC for my tankless relief, I wouldn't use rubber or vinyl hose inside your house JMHO
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