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becikeja 03-09-2008 07:44 PM

What a clog, almost finished and need help
 
I have a clogged drain in my upstairs bathroom for about 2 months. The 2 sinks in the bathroom drain and back up into the tub. I first used my shop vac to remove all the water I could. Then drano - nothing, Then crystals - nothing, Then this liquid stuff called guaranteed to work - nothing. Keep in mind I flushed it several times and removed the water with the shop-vac each time before the next chemical. Then I went and bought a snake. Put the entire 25 foot snake in and finally the drain broke free. So I flushed with hot water. All is good right??

Not so fast, then being the genius I am I filled the tub. I figured what better way to flush it then an entire tub of water. Pulled the drain open and water began flowing. It felt great, and then it stopped. Nothing flowed. I put the drain down waited about 10 seconds pulled the drain back up and it flowed again. I repeated this up and down activity;10 seconds up 10 seconds down and finally drained the tub. What's going on? any body have a suggestion??

Ron The Plumber 03-09-2008 07:51 PM

The clog is still there, run the line again with the snake, chances are the snake you used may not be long enough

sestivers 03-10-2008 11:49 AM

Next time, use mechanical methods (snake) before you resort to chemicals.

becikeja 03-19-2008 07:42 PM

It's been 9 days and all is well, not sure what happened the first time, but everything is working great now.


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