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bobo 04-19-2007 12:04 PM

bathroom tub and sink semi-clogged
 
hello,

the tub/shower and sink in one of our bathrooms is semi-clogged. the water in both drains real sloooow! we have tried plunging, and liquid plumber, helps, but not a fix. i pulled the trap off the sink to have a look, it was clean. the trap is brass/crome platted and goes into what looks to be 1 1/2" - 2" pvc. if i need to rent a snake, is there a special type of snake to use for pvc? should a 1/4" snake surfice? how would i snake the tub? from the overflow? the overflow also has the open/close drain control in it...bob P.S. the sink in the other bathroom drains fine, so it must be clogged between this bathroom and the main sewer line, correct?

Brik 04-19-2007 12:19 PM

As for plunging. You need to make sure any connected fixtures are blocked off so the plunging can work.

You may also have a clogged vent pipe.

Yes, you can snake from the tub overflow.

tzzzz216 04-19-2007 12:24 PM

Did you block the over flows when plunging ? if not your just sucking air,If you need to rod out the tub the overflow is fine and on the lav you'll need to pull the trap and rod that way.


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