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Old 05-01-2010, 01:42 AM   #1
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Removed plunger type drain assembly but bathtub still wont drain. Please help

Hi there, thanks for reading my post! I hope someone here can help me.

My bathtub is not draining at all so I removed the overflow plate and the linkage and plunger drain assembly. It is still not draining. I used a small auger to try to push through and see if there was a clog and it does feel like something is stuck?

My understanding of a plunger style drain is that the plunger slides up and down the drain and seals the drain opening?

So if I have removed the linkage and plunger what could be blocking my bathtub from draining?

Thanks again!


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Old 05-01-2010, 03:21 AM   #2
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try plungeing the hell out of it
dont forget to seal the overflow or all plunged air will escape there


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Old 05-01-2010, 06:03 AM   #3
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You are most likely running into the trap(drum or bell type if an older house), it is nearly impossible to get a snake thru them, even when they are working. That is your likely clog spot. As suggested, plunging may do the job. I prefer not to recommend chemicals, because if they don't work, someone has to deal with them. Ideally, that trap should be replaced.
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Old 05-01-2010, 11:59 AM   #4
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I had actually tried plunging it before the auger. It is an old house so it must be the trap! Thank you!
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