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Old 03-01-2009, 06:05 AM   #1
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Hey all,

I have a toilet in the basement which is clogged, and the sink and bathtub in the same bathroom are backing up. I think the toilet is backing up because my wife dumps all the water from cleaning the floors into it (I saw cat hair and paper towels while snaking the auger--- uggggghhhhh).

I tried running an auger through the toilet but that didn't help. I'm thinking that maybe the clog is further down?

What should try next?

I appreciate the help! Great to find this forum..

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Old 03-01-2009, 06:25 AM   #2
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How long is your snake (not like that)? A 15 foot snake may not be long enough to get to an elbow.

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Is there an outside cleanout you can try to attack the clog from? I had one here that was actually out near the curb because an unscrupulous contractor "Y'd" the sewer access to my neighbors house. So now, about every 2-3 years we have to snake both houses sewer lines or it backs up into both homes.
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hi hemingway,

I have a d-25 handy, so i beliebe it is 25ft long
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hey wrangler,

funny you say ask that...I'm trying to snake the cleanout right now( it's about 4 feeta away from all the drains and 4 ft away from the exterior wall...sometimes I hit some tough spots where I have to do a bit of cranking, but I can't seem to figure out if I'm hitting a clog or just a tough curve in the piping.

thanks for replying guys(or gals
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