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Old 02-04-2012, 07:09 PM   #16
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I snaked my line tonight a when I pulled the snake out there was a lot of this black sludge stuff on the snake line. Anyone know what this might be? When I was putting the snake in the drain it got so far and then I had to use force to push the snake further down the drain line. It doesn't smell like sewage. Has an oil like consistancy. No idea what this could be.

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if it been working for 5 yrs like plummen said don't reinvent the wheel..snake out drain good use proper glue and go on to another project

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Probably just old dissolved crud in the line,Try and run water down the line or another line tying into it while you snake it to wash the crud down the drain
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I snaked my line tonight a when I pulled the snake out there was a lot of this black sludge stuff on the snake line. Anyone know what this might be? When I was putting the snake in the drain it got so far and then I had to use force to push the snake further down the drain line. It doesn't smell like sewage. Has an oil like consistancy. No idea what this could be.

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I had this same problem. Snaked the drain, pulled out the black swamp-smelling crud. Oddly enough it made me sick for a few days (cold-like symptoms).

So like a dummy, I put a "lint trap" wire mesh thing on the end of the washer pipe. So that filled up with lint much faster than I realized. It blew off the washer hose, is God knows where in the pipe and the washer flooded again! Arrrgghhhh.

Never use a wire mesh lint trap where you can't see it every day.

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