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Old 01-27-2013, 03:02 PM   #16
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Do you have kids? Is it possible a washcloth/rag/towel or something similar went down the drain?

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Do you have kids? Is it possible a washcloth/rag/towel or something similar went down the drain?

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No it's the food and stuff my wife put down the drain!
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Well now the sinks are both coming out into the bathtub!! The kitchen and bathroom sinks are draining into the bathtub!!
Not surprising- if the toilets are fine, then your issue is probably on a secondary line. Find access to it and cable past the lowest blocked fixture. Or like Joe said- make the phone call
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Not confused it wasn't doing that before!!! Kinda why I'm on here for advice not to be treated like I'm stupid!!
why not snake the line's , their has to be a probly a grease build up from the garbage desposel that's finily plug enough now, i had a sink that was slow draining and than it plug up just like one day it work and the next day it didn't, i have a 25 foot snake i ran it the full length and pulled it back and forth and keep winding it back in and pushing and pulling all the time than when it was all back in the case i hook all pipes back and now it gurgles when all the water is going down like hang on or you will go down the drain , just snake it ,
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No it's the food and stuff my wife put down the drain!
That would certainly do it! I'd do as ePlumber recommends. Do you have a snake?

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That would certainly do it! I'd do as ePlumber recommends. Do you have a snake?

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Yeah trying to get one from my dad! That's what I was asking and I just didn't have a snake and it was just crazy I just went in there and it was completely full!!
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Sounds like you'd best hurry! If Dad doesn't have one, you can buy a cheap one at any BB store. We got one not too long ago for about $15.00. It was a 15 footer. That should be more than fine for your needs.

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You have a bathtub filled almost to overflowing, and somebody in your house in their infinite wisdom to continue to run water upstream of the blockage?

Joe was absolutely correct in that you need to snake out that line, probably 2 inch that obviously connects your laundry, kitchen sink(s)? and bathtub to your sewer main. There is probably a Y where the 2 ties to a 3 or 4. Maybe it is not installed at a 45 degree angle to your main, or is a sanitary T, and not a Y and an 1/8th bend. Better call a plumber, and flush your line with a few gallons of boiling water once in a while with the GD running. I agree with Joe re the GD. They are bad news. Better to bury the stuff in the garden, Makes great tomatoes down the road!

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Better to bury the stuff in the garden, Makes great tomatoes down the road!
Goats and chickens do a heck of a good job too! (saves digging too!)
Then all you have to do it shovel up the ready-made fertilizer and spread it!

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Are you on a septic system or connected to municipal system?
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Sounds like you'd best hurry! If Dad doesn't have one, you can buy a cheap one at any BB store. We got one not too long ago for about $15.00. It was a 15 footer. That should be more than fine for your needs.

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Put it down the tub??
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I'd run it down as many drains as it takes to get it cleared! I think one of the guys said to start at the sink with the G/B.

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Well, E Plumber or some of the other experts may disagree, and you probably want to take their advice over mine, but, even though it's going to put you right in the splash zone, I would start with the cleanouts in the main line, in your basement or crawlspace. I would start by blocking the tub drain for now, have a handful of 5 gallon plastic buckets handy, carefully remove one of the plugs, catch as much as you can, and start snaking. Otherwise, I would probably pull a toilet. Snaking through a trap is not the best way to go, in my opinion.
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Good advice Dexter, I did all my own plumbing here and was sure to add cleanouts for every drain line!
...of course, I hope I never have to actually USE any of them, but it's nice to know it'll be simple if I do!

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My existing plumbing did not have one...the end of the line was the toilet...so my only real option was to run a snake down the 3" vent on top of the roof if I had an issue.....

When I did my addition, I made sure I put a cleanout in the end with the easiest access.....Thank God for cleanouts.....about 3 months ago we had a blockage...I put that cleanout to use.....the blockage ended up being about 75' away...almost to the street.....but the cleanout being where it is made short work of the task....it took me longer to go pick up the snake than it did to actually snake the line.



Those are tree roots....we have clay pipe...the tree is gone...but not the clay pipe.....running a camera down that line is on the list of items in the near future.

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