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Old 07-21-2010, 07:09 PM   #1
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Outside basement steps drain clog

Hi all. Looking for a little advice. I have a clog in the drain at the bottom of the exterior steps to my basement. It's causing flooding in the basement whenever it rains. It seems to be clogged with dirt, sand, leaves, and some construction material i.e. joint compound or grout or something.

I've tried snaking it, but the snake just won't go down past the first bend. I've tried putting a hose down and surrounding it with a wet towel to see if I could force it down that way. I've tried using one of those rubber bladders, but it burst inside the pipe. I've also picked as much gunk out as I could out with a drain grabber tool.

Any thoughts before I call a plumber? Thanks!



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