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Old 08-05-2011, 03:34 PM   #1
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Bathtub suddenly clogged

Our tub was draining fine, not slow at all, but all of a sudden now it won't drain barely at all. It will sit for hours before the water finally goes all the way down. I dumbed some drainex down there but that didn't help at all. Any suggestions? Any idea why it went from draining like normal to completely clogged?

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Old 08-05-2011, 04:17 PM   #2
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Don't put any more chemicals down your drain.

I would start with plunging it. Use a wet washcloth to block the overflow while you do it.

If I could only remember to THINK about what I was doing before I did it.
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Old 08-05-2011, 09:59 PM   #3
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And if it comes to calling a plumber, make sure you tell him/her exactly what you have poured in there.
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Old 08-05-2011, 11:16 PM   #4
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How old are your kids?
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Old 08-05-2011, 11:24 PM   #5
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If it plugged as quickly as you say it wouldn't hurt to check the stopper linkage(if it has one). They've been known to break, especially if old and used often.
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