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Old 01-23-2017, 02:24 PM   #1
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Tub backed up with water, even after running snake still backs up


Recently I had a stopped up tub. So we pulled the plumbing, the tub looks something like this. http://i.imgur.com/XHmQZnq.jpg

We pulled off the part that the plunger would be in, and by pull I mean hammer it out the PVC because it was stuck to the bottom blocking the water from draining.

Plunger is in trash because it was broke.
Ok, that went fine.

Part two.

We ran water to see if we had fixed it. Nope. Still backed up.

Few days later

Bring a few days later(yesterday). We go down and pull the u joint? it was semi full of sludge at the bottom half.

So with the u joint gone, we ran a snake albeit a small one. Down the pipe that the u joint connects too that goes to the main line? and it pulled little to nothing.

While pulling it out a small stream of water followed behind it as it went on its way out; it was very dark kinda like mud? Smelled really bad too!

So again this time readjusting the snake we ran it even deeper till it stopped going in. And an exact repeat of what happen above happened. So after all that the tub is still stopped up.

Here is a picture kinda explaining how the plumbing looks.
Picture: http://i.imgur.com/WHxjRFC.png
Video: https://gfycat.com/MammothThankfulGe...ehairedpointer
How screwed am I?

Extra bit from another site posted.

Type of snake.
http://www.acehardware.com/product/i...631250.1260768

" It has parts literally tied to the frame of the house.
In the video the part not seen is in this picture (http://i.imgur.com/WHxjRFC.png) the part at the rubber splice and thereafter.

The part on the tub with the overflow plate is clear. Here are some pictures.
http://imgur.com/a/vxurT

The part looking down is where the stopper would be in to block the tub main drain? Then the rest is seen in the video leading down to the u joint which leads out to the main line.

Here is a video of me looking down from where the pipe for the overflow would be, you can see the part on the left is the tub bottom drain which leads down the midpipe? to the u joint. I don't think there is another way to access the main line apart from that.
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Old 01-23-2017, 10:01 PM   #2
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If the pee trap right out of the tub is clear then the block is farther down the line. The rubber coupler is a most likely a NO HUB Coupler and can be taken apart. The block is most likely some place where the line is almost flat... so that is where I would be looking.
And if your on a private well and septic then I would also think about getting the septic tank pumped.
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