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Dreemless

09:01AM | 02/09/05
Member Since: 02/08/05
2 lifetime posts
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Hi! My 5 year old may have stuffed an old thin infant size wash cloth down the attic sink. This all began when we noticed the 2nd floor tub draining way too slow. No problems with the sink in the attic. None with the 2nd floor bathroom sink, kitchen sink or washer. My husband tried Drano Max Gel for 30 minutes, didn't help. Then he used a 16" snake in the tub drain and nothing happened. Then he found the trap in the ceiling of the bathroom on the first floor and it was clear. He then tried the snake in the trap and it wouldn't go in more than a foot. We're in a 100+ year old home with crazy winding and turning pipes. Within a 1/2 hour water started backing up into the tub and sink. The sink managed to empty out but not the tub. The first floor and basement bathrooms seem to be fine. Should we call a plumber or rent a more powerful snake?

Dreemless

03:55AM | 03/14/05
Member Since: 02/08/05
2 lifetime posts
The end result of the clogged tub incident... Rented a longer snake, still didn't help. Called a plumber who looked at the pipes, gasped and said oh wow. He then said he'd be right back and never returned. lol Next plumber came in and said, wow - we're gonna need a carpenter too. He sent his associate the next day and within an hour he removed the rag, replaced the tub's copper downspout which broke off and the winding turning pipe (which had rusted out). No carpentry needed!! =)
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