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Old 10-20-2010, 12:28 PM  
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you can always use cheap drain cleaner and let is sit for about an hour or so and then fill up the sink or tub with hot water then flush it through. I have to do this every so often thanks to hair.
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Old 10-27-2010, 02:35 PM  
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I rent a 100' electric power rooter about once every year or two and do both my outdoor deck drains (usually root problems) and my house main line (usually kitchen waste buildup). I have stopped using chemicals except to deal with one non-accessable u trap in the laundry room.
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Old 12-19-2010, 12:23 PM  
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Bump. Saw this on a Tosh.0 rerun


Looks like it worked pretty well for that job

Like i said earlier, I'm still a fan of the old fashion manual coil type snake for anything of more significance than some hair in the tub. Never used one of the auto feed ones, but they are probably more hassle than it's worth when they hit a tricky spot that takes some work to get past.
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Old 12-19-2010, 03:40 PM  
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i have used the draino gel and it works excelent! I leave it in a bit longer that suggested.
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Old 01-10-2011, 01:50 AM  
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I use this:


on my parent's house every 6 months or so.
If it doesnt work, then go with a physical snake.
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Old 01-10-2011, 04:18 AM  
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I would call a roto rooter...Saves on pipes and septic if you have one..
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Old 01-10-2011, 09:48 AM  
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Who the heck was washing in that shower in the video? Did he have a pack of wookies that lived with him? WHAT THE
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Old 09-24-2012, 05:16 AM  
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Me, I usually Mr. Muscle brand. It's effective, you just have to wait few minutes before the clog is gone. It has no smell and it's an Eco-friendly brand.
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Old 09-24-2012, 11:24 AM  
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I use this:


on my parent's house every 6 months or so.
If it doesnt work, then go with a physical snake.
I don't have problems with clogs but the overflow paths get smelly. On a plumbing forum someone mentioned using an enzyme cleaner. Is Naturall an enzyme cleaner? To let bleach or Oxyclean sit in the overflow path I have to rig up a balloon in the drain so I can fill only the overflow path.
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Old 09-24-2012, 12:28 PM  
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A word of caution regarding these chemicals. Yes, most are harsh enough to eat through the ABS or PVC drain pipes, but another thing to consider is that if you have a septic system installed vs. a main drain to a city sewer system, the chemicals will throw off the natural enzymes which break down your waste, and this in itself will create bigger problems down the road.
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