Flat Snake Stuck - Plumbing - DIY Home Improvement | DIYChatroom

Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Plumbing


Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-05-2012, 06:35 PM   #1
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 1
Rewards Points: 10

Flat snake stuck

My kitchen drain is causing the washing machine drain pipe to overflow. There is standing water in the overflow pipe. I have used a 20' snake that attaches to my drill. No results. I just went and purchase a flat metal kind with a metal bulb on the end. In less than 1 minute I Got it stuck. I entered the pvc pipe about 3 feet from the floor using the access port.

When I pull on the snake the pipe shakes. I can push it down about 6 inches or so and it sticks again. How hard can I pull? Any other suggestions.

Why is it that the simplest of plumbing job is always a pain. If I complete one with less than three trips to the store it is a moral victory.


TalkingHeads is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Smooth walls with flat paint...looks weird to me? TOTALN00B Painting 3 04-25-2011 06:42 AM
will a flat roof always leak............. cappuccino Roofing/Siding 6 04-19-2011 05:16 PM
Flat paint help in apartment cnj419 Painting 4 02-24-2011 08:07 PM
Using Flat Paint on Flat Paint that had been touched up with Gloss! Russell_Case Painting 1 01-17-2009 07:58 PM

Top of Page | View New Posts