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    Slow/Clogged Drain Pipe

    I'm certain it's a grease type clog. Any suggestions besides snaking it?
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    Re: Slow/Clogged Drain Pipe

    Quote Originally Posted by Ahso! View Post
    I'm certain it's a grease type clog. Any suggestions besides snaking it?
    This stuff is supposed to work great. Sister-in-law swears by it.

    https://www.samsclub.com/sams/odoban...m&source=ifpla

    Pour it in a let it sit overnight.

    might take a couple of repeats to clear up a clog.

    We use Dawn dish soap and never see a kitchen grease clog.
    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

    Here we'd use concentrated sodium hydroxide, caustic soda, does the job a treat.

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    Re: Slow/Clogged Drain Pipe

    Thanks! I just ordered some.
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    Re: Slow/Clogged Drain Pipe

    Drain unblocker available at any supermarket

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    Re: Slow/Clogged Drain Pipe

    Due to the very shallow incline of the pipes in my place, as well as the narrow gauge of the pipes I have an ongoing problem with blockages. I've tried regular plungers, snakes & unblocking chemicals, but nothing works. More recently, however, I bought myself a Drainbuster. It works wonders.

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/i/37166503448...4960578&crdt=0

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    Re: Slow/Clogged Drain Pipe

    The best product I've used is called "Hair & Grease" works great..

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    Re: Slow/Clogged Drain Pipe

    Metamusil or osmolax?...... i tjink using caustic soda is a bit over the top

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    Re: Slow/Clogged Drain Pipe

    Quote Originally Posted by magentaflame View Post
    Metamusil or osmolax?...... i tjink using caustic soda is a bit over the top
    Nasty stuff I agree but that's what they sell here as drain unblocker (and oven cleaner).

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    Re: Slow/Clogged Drain Pipe

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    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.
    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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