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Old 09-03-2012, 08:38 AM   #1
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Over months have used Liquid Plumbr or Lime-Away
to fix slowness.
Strange thing: after shower, allow water to drain,
then turn on hot water: goes down immediately
and never backs up. Problem comes back next day.
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Old 09-03-2012, 08:49 AM   #2
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I would recommend you stop using the chemical approach, it can be hard on your pipes, can be dangerous and it doesn't seem to be helping anyway. Start with the basics and check for a hair blockage in the trap.

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Old 09-03-2012, 08:55 AM   #3
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Get yourself a small crank style drain auger----shower drains get sticky with soap scum and grab hair----rod it well.

And listen too Daveb1---no chemicals----they don't work well---can ruin your pipes--and present a real hazard to a plumber ---that stuff burns.
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Every homeowner should own a small drain snake, IMO. Pulling that ball of hair out is strangely satisfying. Not to mention that $15 snake saving you $100 every time you use it.
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" Pulling that ball of hair out is strangely satisfying." I bet you like to poke road kill with a pointedy stick too. And anyway its not as strangely satisfying as pulling a six foot long 4" cylinder of tightly packed and matted roots out of a toilet drain. With a 5/16" electric drill auger.
pelican you might can snag that hair with that "as seen on TV" snagger, plastic strip with teeth on it. Handy lil gizmo at times. But I'm with ratherbefishing (andI'm notsosurethistime), despite his rather strange obssessions, get a small snake. With the money I've spent renting one over the years I coulda bought a really good 3/8 or 1/2 electric auger.
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Old 09-04-2012, 04:44 PM   #6
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Unwind a coat hanger (metal) and make a small hook shape and put that down the drain and twist so as to catch the clog if it's within reach. If this doesn't work THEN buy/rent a real auger as it might be farther down the pipe.
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small auger will do the trick.....snake it out...

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