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Harley95

05:55AM | 12/24/04
Member Since: 12/23/04
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Bvplumbing
HI!. I have a clogged tub drain, probably hair due to 3 daughters with long hair. The sink and toilet drain properly. I put duct tape over the overflow and plunged the drain (fast and for awhile) the drain is now slowly draining, but i have water on the floor (I had put some Draino Gel in the tub last night). Iam hoping that it is from the overflow. Any suggestions for verifying this? Thanks in advance for any responses and have a Merry Christmas.

LonnythePlumber

08:56AM | 12/24/04
You usually have to pull hair out of a drain instead of being able to blow it out. You may be able to get it with a hand cable. I presume you pulled out the linkage when you duct taped over the overflow opening. However that would have left the overflow pipe loose from the tub in most instances.

Unless you are on a slab there is usually a hole around the drain piping. If you blew the trap piping apart with the plunger, which happens, then the water usually just runs below the floor.

If you have an access opening opposite the tub waste then you should be able to look in there and see what has happened. Chemicals in a drain line can be bad. If you call someone to clear your drain please tell them you have already put chemicals in the line and be careful yourself.

A mirror and flashlight may help you see through the overflow opening if there is slack in the piping.

Merry Christmas to you.
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