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jaf

06:21PM | 05/17/01
Member Since: 05/16/01
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Bvplumbing
Lately, the basement floor drain in my 1920 house is very slow to drain when the clothes washer empties into it. Its a cast iron bowl, with a 1/2" hole in the side about 8" down. I tried to snake the main drain, but it would not make the corner at the bottom of the drain (if there is a corner). I ran all 15' of the snake into the small opening in the side of the bowl. The snake ended up visible in an opening between the wall and the floor, about 5'away from the drain. If there was a iron pipe connection between that small opening and the main drain pipe, it must have rusted through in 1945. Any suggestions?
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