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Old 02-19-2011, 10:51 PM   #1
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Is there an access panel behind the tub?

you said that you went in through the over flow? If the snake only went in 6" my guess is that the pop up drain wire is broken off and is inside the overflow tube--some times a coat hanger wire can be used to fish out the broken parts.

Can you post a picture of the drain--over flow and cover? View from the access panel,too?--Mike--

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Old 02-19-2011, 10:53 PM   #2
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Just reread your post--that gurgling toilet sounds like you may have a bigger problem--

Possible blocked drain line----

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Old 02-19-2011, 10:55 PM   #3
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The is no access to the back of the tub and the overflow only has a single screw cover and no drain plug. The tub is original I think. I went outside and took the plug out at the bottom of the vet pipe going up the side of the house and ran the snake in there but it didn't seem to do any good.
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Oh and I forgot to mention that when you flush the toilet, you have to hold the handle down until it completely flushes or it won't flush. Not directs this has anything to do with the slow drain or not but I would really like to fix that problem too.
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Old 02-19-2011, 11:09 PM   #5
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The toilet problem is easy--bad rubber flapper or stopper bulb---

There must be hair in the drain itself--or there is an accumulation of crud where the drain and overflow meet---or worst case--the barrel trap is clogged up.

The snake that you used--is it a thin light weight one?
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