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Old 08-24-2013, 03:34 PM   #1
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Hoping for some help

My main drain was/is clogged so I scooped up all the standing water, removed tthe vent and removed the side plug out of the drain with the intent to snake it but as soon as I did that all of the water immediatley drained thru the side plug but when I put the side plug back on its still clogged.

2 questions

First, where should I snake next to clear the clog?

Second, is there any reason I need to put the side plug back into the main drain or can I just leave it out for good?

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Hoping for some help

My main drain was/is clogged so I scooped up all the standing water, removed tthe vent and removed the side plug out of the drain with the intent to snake it but as soon as I did that all of the water immediatley drained thru the side plug but when I put the side plug back on its still clogged.

2 questions

First, where should I snake next to clear the clog?

Second, is there any reason I need to put the side plug back into the main drain or can I just leave it out for good?

Thanks
we really need a picture of what you are doing...sounds like your at the base of a stack .and you opened a clean out....not sure of what you mean when you say you removed the vent ben sr

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Old 08-24-2013, 05:45 PM   #3
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If it truly was a clean out plug that released sewage then the blockage is downstream from there.
I suggest hiring a plumber with a mainline machine for 3" or 4" lines. If it's a smaller line you can probably tackle the blockage. Machines are available at the rental yard
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I guess you can leave the clean out plug off and fill your basement with sewage. I can't smell it from my house so it's fine with me.
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