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    Re: Slow/Clogged Drain Pipe

    Quote Originally Posted by LarsMac View Post
    There is a difference between a blocked drain, and a slow drain.

    I have ever avoided caustics for drain clearing. When I was a boy, a friend of my parents, whom they had know since high school, was blinded by a back flash of some caustic he was trying to clear a drain with, and his story stuck with me.

    A slow drain can best be clear by using a simple de-greasing product and some patience. Of coarse, if hair is the culprit, there may be no other choice than to send a rooter down to pull the hair out.
    The hardware stores have a plastic device called a drain stick:
    Superior® Drain Stick (03819) - Specialty Pipe / Tube Tools - Ace Hardware
    it can be very useful for removing hair from a drain.
    I've tried them all.
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    Re: Slow/Clogged Drain Pipe

    Quote Originally Posted by Ahso! View Post
    I've tried them all.
    Is it in the U-trap, or beyond?
    It may not be so much that I've conceded your point as that you just can't hear me rolling my eyes.

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    Re: Slow/Clogged Drain Pipe

    Quote Originally Posted by LarsMac View Post
    Is it in the U-trap, or beyond?
    An elbow under the floor. This section of pipe is older and narrow. The rest of the piping before and after are pvc and wider. This just keeps clogging and causing it to backup.
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    Re: Slow/Clogged Drain Pipe

    Quote Originally Posted by Ahso! View Post
    An elbow under the floor. This section of pipe is older and narrow. The rest of the piping before and after are pvc and wider. This just keeps clogging and causing it to backup.
    Replace or bypass?

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    Re: Slow/Clogged Drain Pipe

    We have CLR here. works on everything


    And I'm just going to assume Bryn didn't understand my joke.

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    Re: Slow/Clogged Drain Pipe

    Quote Originally Posted by magentaflame View Post
    We have CLR here. works on everything


    And I'm just going to assume Bryn didn't understand my joke.
    Nope, it went way over my head - we don't have those laxatives over here :-)

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    Re: Slow/Clogged Drain Pipe

    Quote Originally Posted by Bryn Mawr View Post
    Nope, it went way over my head - we don't have those laxatives over here :-)

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    Re: Slow/Clogged Drain Pipe

    Quote Originally Posted by magentaflame View Post
    Not the poo you realise - that would take way more laxatives than I have in the house :-)

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    Re: Slow/Clogged Drain Pipe

    Draino and Liquid plumber work great but not for use in toilets.

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    Re: Slow/Clogged Drain Pipe

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    Not the poo you realise - that would take way more laxatives than I have in the house :-)
    Just remember to duck if it ever hits the fan..

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